Waste Avoidance & Recycling

Recycling of Antimony

About 70 % of the antimony used worldwide is added to plastics as antimony trioxide (ATO or Sb2O3) as a flame retardant. The demand of the industrial nations is currently almost exclusively covered by China, which is why the supply is not secure in the long term.
The project is a first step towards closed material cycles for antimony.


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Source: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)