What if all European diesel cars were dirty?20 June 2018 by Isabelle LARERE
A recent study, the first one to be published since the 2015 Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, revealed that even the latest models of European diesel cars severely harm the environment ... Read more
Audi: an anomaly detected in the engine control software23 May 2018 by Emilie GASPAR
The car manufacturer Audi has detected anomalies of diesel engines of models A6 and A7 of the generation C7 generation, more than 60,000 vehicles are affected in the world (the United States i ... Read more
Your Cars Never Dies ...14 December 2017 by Myrtille B
In many countries, particularly the USA, the automobile is the single most recycled consumer product and, de ... Read more
25% recycled plastic in Volvo cars by 202528 June 2018 by Emilie GASPAR
Volvo is a company that advocates to have at the heart of its values the protection of the environment and proves it. Indeed after announcing that 50% of its vehicles would be electric by 2025, ... Read more
Nissan: The end of diesel sales in Europe10 May 2018 by Emilie GASPAR
Gold on the rise, palladium going down19 April 2018 by Isabelle LARERE
The fear of a commercial war between China and the US has led to a positive, although volatile, progression of gold, but meanwhile, the values of palladium and platinum have fallen.
Toyota will stop selling diesel cars in Europe this year12 March 2018 by Emilie GASPAR
A big announcement was made at the Geneva Motor Show by the Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota, they will stop selling diesel cars in Europe by the end of this year. The company will keep se ... Read more
Ecotrade Group Catalogue, our new app !10 November 2017 by Myrtille BWe are happy to announce the release of our app Ecotrade Group Catalogue.You can download for free your new app to make your catalytic converter research easier, faster and everywhere.
New Cars, New Regulations, More CATS31 October 2017 by Myrtille B
The catalytic converter has been with us since the 1970’s when concerns over toxic emissions from vehicle engines first started to impact on manufacturers, with th ... Read more
BASF Equipment23 August 2017 by franchise
The Seneca is a South Carolinian specialized recycling site. It recycles precious metals from scrap catalytic converters for BASF’s global production. Thus, it deals with end-of-life automative and chemical cats; ensuring the recycling of Palladium, Platinum and Rhodium metals.
BASF’s headqua ... Read more
How to identify the reference of your catalyst?19 May 2017 by franchise
Since the 1990s, each vehicle has been equipped with a catalytic converter. The catalytic converter is a part of the exhaust pipe of your vehicle which aims to limit the harmfulness of the exhaust gases and ensures that it is emission-friendly and is therefore able to circulate. The lifetime of a catalytic converter is around 120 000 kilom ... Read more
Profitable Relationships in Catalytic Converter Recycling1 February 2017 by Amandine OBRY
Ecotrade, Asia’s leading recycler of scrap catalytic converters has successfully commenced an expansion of its operations across Europe. With newly established facilities in France, the company can now deliver speedy valuation of the platinum, palladium and rhodium content in catalytic converters, and, through its efficiencies, is able to offer highly competitive prices. Ecotrade’s experience, developed over the past ... Read more
Recycling your Scrap Cats18 August 2016 by Amandine OBRY
The looming greenhouse effect together with the scarcity of raw materials, has made recycling and sustainable development big issues and a real challenge for the coming years.
However, several disposals are still underestimated and dismissed in the recycling process. A case in point is scrap ... Read more
The Value of Your Old Catalytic Converters13 June 2016 by Amandine OBRY
All auto recyclers know how much money there is to be made in the recycling of catalytic converters. Despite this, some cats end up in a bin or get crushed into scrap, still attached to the car - a real waste of cash-earning potential.
Every catalytic converter contains p ... Read more
Rules And Regulations4 May 2016 by Maxime Le Breton
The catalytic converter exists to control emissions from vehicle engines, its introduction in the latter years of the 20th Century a result of the recognition by governments world wide of the negative impact on the environment from harmful materials released into the atmosphere.
The wide range of vehicle models and ... Read more
Ecotrade in Cambodia5 June 2015 by Elie BOUCHERIE (MyIdea)
At Ecotrade we enjoy a well earned reputation throughout South East Asia for our customer relations management. Much of this is due to our policy of having our premises close to our customers to facilitate speedy order processing, collection and problem solving. It is a policy that has worked extremely ... Read more
The code for profit15 May 2015 by Elie BOUCHERIE (MyIdea)
For as long as there has been a market for scrap catalytic converters dismantlers, wrecking yards and traders have invariably sold their converters through the “Selling by Category” practice. This involves grouping the converters by grade or perceived value and tends to favor the buyer, who will often adjust the & ... Read more
Catalytic Converter Catalogue - prices in real time!29 April 2015 by Elie BOUCHERIE (MyIdea)
Precious Metal Management - Hedging Your Bets10 April 2015 by Jessica HAMELET
The expansion in vehicle manufacturing across the globe has led, since the end of the 20th Century when exhaust emissions underwent stringent legislative controls, to a huge demand for Palladium Group metals - Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium. The rarity of these metals, coupled with huge environmental concerns regarding their mining, has led to a ... Read more
Cutting Edge Sampling Technology26 February 2015 by Jessica HAMELET
The collection, analysis and refining of scrap catalytic converters is a fast-expanding business as the demands from the auto industry overlap with the need for environmental protection. Ecotrade has been at the forefront of this expansion, always adopting the latest technological improvements to improve operational efficiencies and to ... Read more
A new look for a modern business27 August 2014 by Jessica HAMELET
Since opening its doors for business 10 years ago, Ecotrade has expanded rapidly and is now a renowned operator in the catalytic converter recycling industry, with a strong presence across the globe. We recently decided that the time was right to create a new website that more accurately reflected the size and scope of our operations, and that would take advantage of modern web design technologies to improve impact and recognition. We asked leading Bangkok ... Read more
Peak of Palladium Demand From Chinese Car Industry13 June 2018 by Isabelle LARERE
Autocatalyst producers are predicting that, in 2018, the demand for platinum and palladium in the automobile industry will move in opposite directions.
Belgium Strengthens Controls for Particulate Filters28 May 2018 by Isabelle LARERE
An increasing number of companies are offering to remove particulate filters from vehicles for just a few hundred euros in Belgium. It has been estimated that 50,000 vehicles are in circ ... Read more
Old diesel vehicles travel a lot18 May 2018 by Isabelle LARERE
Since the beginning of 2018, 64% of the vehicles sold on the second- hand market in France have a diesel engine with just 35% having a gasoline engine. This is ... Read more
Norway, a heaven for electric vehicles22 January 2018 by Myrtille B
The Scandinavians have quickly become trendsetters in the field of recycling waste and manufacturing ecofriendly vehicles.
Norway is currently the largest producer of oil in Western Europe while being the world leader in the electrification of road transportat ... Read more
Online in North America28 November 2017 by Myrtille B
Ecotrade, Asia’s leading recycler of catalytic converters is expanding its presence across the globe, backed by its successful technology-led strategy.
Following on from our recent promising ventures into Europe, Ecotrade is now launching its website, Read more
Turn Your Scrap into Cash (And help the environment whilst your at it!)9 October 2017 by Myrtille B
Your old car may have reached the point where it is no longer running and only has scrap value, but it pays to understand what its real value is, and you might be surprised how much individual components are worth. These are a few items that could boost the bank account as well a ... Read more
Mandatory Recycling Of Old Vehicles2 May 2018 by Isabelle LARERE
Today in France, a third of the trash generated is neither recyclable nor biodegradable.
Pollution moving from Germany to Eastern Europe20 April 2018 by Emilie GASPAR
A few months ago the German Federal Administrative Court took the decision to ban various diesel vehicle from the traffic of several big cities like Düsseldorf and Stuttgart.
Total takes the lead at Gennevilliers (France)11 April 2018 by Isabelle LARERE
The news finally broke last month: after the request for tender issued by “Sigeif Mobilités”, Total was chosen to build and exploit France’s biggest station exclusively devoted to Natural Gas ... Read more
Global recycling day16 March 2018 by Isabelle LARERE
On 18th March 2018, the first edition of the Global Recycling Day will take place. The event, which is or ... Read more
German car manufactures committed fraud in anti-pollution systems23 February 2018 by Emilie GASPAR
Some German car manufacturers, including Daimler and Volkswagen, are suspected of manipulating their vehicles’ engines in order to validate the tests on polluting emissions of their diesel engines. According to the newsp ... Read more
Une reconversion industrielle compliquée après le "diesel gate"6 February 2018 by Myrtille B
Source : Lepoint.fr
Suite au scandale diesel et malgré les mesures gouvernementales incitatives, le marché du diesel subi une grave crise de confiance engendrant l’écroulement du marché des véhicules ... Read more
Platinum future13 November 2017 by Myrtille B
Historically, platinum has invariably commanded higher prices than gold, due to the scarcity of the raw material and the associated high production costs - as recently as 2016, platinum mines produced less than 5% of the output from gold mines.
However, in recent times this situation has reversed, with a sharp decline in demand for platinum, and a consequent fall in its market price below that of gold. Unlike gold, which relies for only 10% of its demand on industrial usage, and the ... Read more
Recycling of catalytic converters25 September 2017 by Myrtille B
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Wage rise26 July 2017 by franchise
About 760 union workers at Stillwater Mining will receive a 5 percent raise during the next two years under a new agreement with owner Sibanye Gold Ltd., the company announced Monday.
The pay hike for miners represented by the United Steelworkers is another reflection of improved prices for precious metals and an important step for the company’s new South African owne ... Read more
Discovery in Brazil12 July 2017 by franchise
The topical interest in Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) has, for several years, regularly involved bad news from African mining activities, and 2017 is no exception. Indeed, the position has worsened, with investors now understanding that South African and Zimbabwean mines are facing a bleak future of non-profitability and increasing demands for pay rises from the workforce. Any previous hope for the future seems to ... Read more
Palladium over Platinum1 June 2017 by Amandine OBRY
For the first time since 12th September 2001, precious metal experts are forecasting that, by mid-2018, the price of Platinum will fall below that of Palladium, or, at the very least be on a par.
This is due more to Platinum’s weakness rather than any specific strengthening of the Palladium market, with ... Read more
Platinum Week in BREXIT25 May 2017 by Amandine OBRY
For the past 50 years Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium have enjoyed the spotlight during “Platinum Week” in London. In the heyday of the early 2,000’s, when Platinum cost $2,000/T.oz., Palladium $1,000/T.oz. and Rhodium upwards of $10,000/T.oz., this platinum week was a major global event, reflecting the numerous industrial and geopolit ... Read more
At the crossroads for Platinium Mining19 April 2017 by Amandine OBRY
At the crossroads for Platinium Mining
Virtually all the platinum mines in the world are concentrated in Russia and South Africa, and, in the latter at least, there are indications of an uncertain future. Indeed, there are some experts in the field, including Harvard-trained geologist Byron King, a renowned authority on precious metal mining, who believe that recycling is the wave of the future for platinum, palladium and rhodium.
As resources diminish, mines are getting ... Read more
Platinum Group Metals Prospects, 201717 March 2017 by Amandine OBRY
Platinum Group Metals Prospects, 2017
Rarer than gold and silver, Platinum Group Metals (PGMs), comprising Platinum. Palladium and Rhodium, enjoyed a good year in 2016, although early gains did fall back as the year ended. Of the three PGMs, Palladium performed particularly well, with 20% growth year on year.
In what is certain to be an eventful and unpredict ... Read more
Electronic Goods Recycling - Cambodia Shows the Way3 March 2017 by Amandine OBRY
Electronic Goods Recycling - Cambodia Shows the Way
Throughout South East Asia, Ecotrade has successfully expanded its operations by establishing premises close to the customers, in order to ensure we can process orders and collection speedily, and resolve any local problems. This strategy has certainly proved rewarding in Cambodia, following the opening of new offices and collection centre in Phnom Penh, the country’s capital, late in 2014.
As we have become more ... Read more
Palladium’s Uncertain Future15 February 2017 by Amandine OBRY
Palladium’s Uncertain Future
Unlike other precious metals that performed well in 2016 (gold +20%, silver +23%, platinum +18%), palladium has suffered, up just 5% since the start of the year, and this despite a supply deficit. Much of this relatively poor performance can be attributed to the emergence of the electric car and the resultant drop in demand for diesel engines that use palladium in their catalytic converters.
This turnaround in its fortunes has led to th ... Read more
The Prospects for Platinum15 September 2016 by Amandine OBRY
One precious metal currently worth investing in is platinum, cheaper than gold yet, according to many, in greater demand.
40% of the demand derives from the automobile industry; platinum is an essential component of catalytic converters, now a necessary component for all vehicles. Other industrial applications include jewelry (30%) and investment (10%)
Platinum, along with gold and silver, is a safeguard against collapsing equities markets. When stocks and bonds fall, inve ... Read more
PGMs market expectations18 May 2016 by Amandine OBRY
Higher supply offset by strong catalytic converters demand
Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) prices will peak this year. According to experts, the demand of PGMs is likely to exceed the production this year. As a result, the precious metals are expected to record def ... Read more
Continental Ring catalyst for 3-way catalytic converters22 April 2016 by Amandine OBRY
Continental has chosen the 37th Vienna Motor Symposium to present an innovative emissions control solution for downsized turbocharged gasoline engines. The introduction of Real Driving Emissions legislation will require vehicles with this widely used engine concept to meet strict nitrogen oxide (NOx) limits in all driving situations. This poses a new challenge by demanding efficient NOx reduction across a very broad spectrum of engine operating conditions, and not & ... Read more
The Importance of Rhodium…11 April 2016 by Amandine OBRY
Over 100 times rarer than gold, Rhodium is one of the most important metals to the $2 trillion global auto industry. At one point, in 2008 it traded at over $10,000 an ounce, although more recently prices have now dropped to a more realistic $750 an ounce.
Rhodium is one of a number of metals including platinum, palladium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium that make up the Platin ... Read more
The PGM Market1 April 2016 by Maxime Le Breton
PGM’s - platinum, palladium and rhodium - fulfill an essential role in the functioning of catalytic converters by acting as catalysts in the conversion of noxious vehicle emissions into harmless components. With almost all countries in the world now legally requiring catalytic converters to be fitted o ... Read more
Contributing to a Better Environment15 March 2016 by Maxime Le Breton
The 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), which took place in December and was successful in delivering ”the cooperation of over 190 countries in securing many positive outcomes”, once again focused the world’s attention on the environment, and, specifically, the problems associated with car ... Read more
Strengh in Partnership13 January 2016 by Maxime Le Breton
Established in 2006, Ecotrade is now the leading recycler of catalytic converters and O2 sensors in South East Asia and is steadily increasing its presence throughout the world. Much of our success has been achieved through significant investment in latest technologies, including sampling equipment and state of the art laboratories, and through our commitment to honest and transparent customer service.
As well, we have formulated a very successful strategy of proactively building st ... Read more
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)24 July 2015 by Maxime Le Breton
The combination of turbo injection technology and improved fuel efficiencies has led to greatly improved performance levels for diesel powered engines, This, coupled with the fact that a diesel engine is 15% to 20% more fuel efficient than its petrol equivalent has generated greatly increased popularity for diesel powered vehicles - ... Read more
Viewing O2 Sensor Opportunities25 June 2015 by Maxime Le Breton
Until fairly recently, the O2 Sensor has always been considered the poor relation in the Platinum Group Metal (PGM) recycling market, with catalytic converters containing a higher level of PGM’s and offering a simpler extraction process. Nevertheless, as the price of and demand for precious m ... Read more
New Value in old O2 sensors23 March 2015 by Amandine OBRY
All modern vehicles include an O2 sensor as part of its exhaust emissions control system, and, along with the catalytic converter, it plays a key role in reducing exhaust emissions. Oxygen levels may vary due to a number of factors, including altitude, air temperature, engine temperature, engine load and barometric pressure, and the O2 sensor is responsib ... Read more
Continuing our Commitment to Humanitarian Aid9 January 2018 by Myrtille B
Last May we announced that Ecotrade Group, in keeping with a commitment to corporate social responsibility, was implementing a program of humanitarian aid.
We had learned of a Cambodian orphanage that hosts young boys from 6 - 16 years old, either orphans or children from dis ... Read more
A new key priority for Ecotrade Group7 June 2017 by Amandine OBRY
A key priority for Ecotrade Group in 2017 is to implement a program of humanitarian support.
With recycling at the heart of Ecotrade activity we understand the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and now we have decided to take Ecotrade to a new level of humanitarian aid.