Hitachi Metals Develops New Recycle Method for Neodymium Series Sintered Magnet Sludge

Hitachi Metals announced on 12th to developed new recycle method that can recover rare earth and iron from sludge, occurring in the course of production of neodymium series sintered magnet, for the first time in the world. The method can recover rare earth at high recovery ratio, and control load for environment, and recover residue including iron as reusable pig iron, had been processed landfill operation.