This rare metal, which is three times rarer than gold, is now being produced in Uzbekistan. Thanks to the initiative of the leadership of the Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex and the long-term research and scientific research of the complex's scientists and specialists, the copyright for the platinum metal production technology was obtained.
Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex, which has been supporting the economy of our country through copper production, produces not only copper, gold, silver, but also other rare metals such as palladium and rhenium. Now platinum has been added to the range of these products.
What kind of metal is platinum itself? Known as the "Queen of Non-ferrous Metals" among jewelers, this rare metal is valued in industry, especially in the automotive industry, and among jewelers for its high relative density, fire resistance, hardness, and extreme ductility. This metal was discovered in the 18th century and means "silver" in Spanish. If there are 5 major platinum-producing countries in the world, Uzbekistan has also developed the technology to obtain this rare metal. Long-term scientific research carried out by scientists and specialists of Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex paid off, and the joint-stock company obtained the copyright for the technology of platinum production.
Today, Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex has obtained the copyright for 7 product production technologies. It should be noted that these great achievements are among the results achieved in the last 3-4 years. In the future, the complex has set ambitious plans for the extraction of rare and precious metals.
Today, the platinum production industry, which is valued at 28 dollars per gram on the world market, is improving year by year. Twice as dense as lead, this rare metal is widely used in the aerospace, medical, electrical, glass, aircraft and shipbuilding, chemical, and automotive industries due to its fire resistance, electrical conductivity, and corrosion resistance.
These facts mean the development of many areas. There is no doubt that the introduction of platinum production technology in our country, in particular, at Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex, will have a positive effect on the economic production potential of our country.