Seven decades of precious metals refining with response and responsibility

2015 News

Sabin Metal marks 70th anniversary in 2015

The global precious metals recovery/refining organization
has roots to the late 19th century

Sabin Metal Corporation, East Hampton, NY is marking its 70th anniversary in 2015. The Sabin Metal Group of Companies traces its origins to the late 19th century. The predecessor to the current organization was begun by the grandfather of Andrew Sabin, the company’s third generation president. According to Sabin, “It began when my grandfather established a scrap metal business on New York’s lower east side.” In the early 1930s, Sabin’s father—who was already working with his own father—built a lead refinery, also in New York. He subsequently partnered with another person who retired in 1945 when the present company was incorporated.

The Sabin Metal Group of Companies is composed of five independent organizations, and is the largest domestically owned, independent precious metals refining organization in North America. Included in the Group are Sabin Metal Corp., Scottsville, New York, considered the most sophisticated facility of its kind for safely processing precious metal-bearing materials; Sabin Metal West, a specially equipped facility for sampling large lots of precious metal-bearing spent hydrocarbon and petrochemical processing catalysts. This refinery employs dual electric arc furnace (EAF) technology which helps maximize recovery of precious metals, and also incorporates a unique “low dust” continuous sampling system for accurate sample derivation and total environmental safety and compliance.

Sabin Metal Europe B.V., based in Rotterdam, and Sabin Metal Corp. (DMCC branch) based in Dubai, UAE are technical service divisions working with hydrocarbon, chemical, petrochemical, and nitric acid processors in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, to recover and refine precious metals from spent catalysts and nitric acid production equipment and facilities.

Sabin International Logistics Corp. (SILC), is a licensed hazardous waste, hazardous materials, and general commodities transporter providing global transportation and logistics for spent precious metal-bearing catalysts and other materials. The company operates its own fleet of trucks, and is also a Permitted and Licensed Freight Broker. SILC’s SA-BIN® secure storage/shipping containers represent a unique method for quickly, conveniently, and safely storing and transporting spent precious metals-bearing catalyst materials from Sabin’s customers to its processing facilities.

SMC (Canada) Ltd., the McAlpine Mill in Cobalt, Ontario, Canada, offers capabilities and processing technologies to extract highest possible metal values from residual materials generated in refining, smelting, and milling operations.

Sabin Metal’s recovery/refining facilities and sales/service offices are located in strategic countries around the world. Sabin’s gold, silver, platinum, and palladium are accepted on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX/COMEX); Sabin’s platinum and palladium are also accepted for delivery on the London/Zurich market by the London Platinum and Palladium market (LPPM). The organization is now entering its eighth decade of working with a worldwide customer base by providing added value services along with the peace of mind that comes from working with an environmentally responsible precious metals refiner.