London Chemicals & Resources Ltd (LCR) is an (Ammonium Metavanadate) AMV distributor, stockist and supplier of industrial inorganic chemicals. As one of the leading chemical catalyst companies, our business encompasses a range of metallurgical and chemical raw materials, by-products, residues and spent catalysts for downstream use, reclamation and recycling. LCR creates elegant recycling loops – buying back fully processed chemicals and metals from companies we have supplied with secondaries. These are resold to industry worldwide to restart the loop.
Who Are We?
London Chemicals & Resources Ltd (LCR) operates globally, processing non-ferrous metal-containing secondaries and distributing a range of metal salts and alloys which, in many cases, are recycled from these secondaries.
We hold exclusive agencies from Full Yield Industry Co Limited based in Taiwan and AGR-CR based in Spain. LCR source more than 90% of the spent catalysts and other feedstocks processed at Full Yield and represent them exclusively for sales of vanadium, molybdenum and nickel chemicals.
We also represent a completely new processing plant; AGR-CR treating spent catalysts and other secondaries and scheduled to start commercial operations in Q1, 2020. LCR offers commercially competitive recycling options with an emphasis on environmentally sound management. Our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable staff are familiar with relevant legislation, transport procedures and documentation including trans-frontier notifications; REACH, SDSs and ADR. Quality, consistency and reliability are all important watchwords for LCR ensuring that our customers return again and again.
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Purchasing and Recycling Secondaries
We are regularly purchasing and recycling secondaries containing cobalt, copper, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, vanadium and zinc found typically in boiler ashes and slags, catalysts spent – unused or out of date, drosses, dusts, filter cakes, furnace dust, galvanic solution residues, grindings and grinding sludges, metallics, shavings, metal powders, picking solutions, plating sludges, production wastes, residues, skimmings, sludges, wastewater treatment residues.
What Is Ammonium Metavanadate?
Ammonium metavanadate is the inorganic compound with the formula NH4VO3. It is a white solid, although samples are often yellow owing to impurities of V2O5. It is an important intermediate in the purification of vanadium.
Vanadium is often purified from aqueous extracts of slags and ore by selective precipitation of ammonium metavanadate. The material is then roasted to give vanadium pentoxide:
- 2 NH4VO3 → V2O5 + 2 NH3 + H2O
Vanadates can behave as structural mimics of phosphates, and in this way, they exhibit biological activity.
Ammonium metavanadate is used to prepare Mandelin reagent, a qualitative test for alkaloids.
Ammonium metavanadate appears as a white crystalline powder. Slightly soluble in water and denser than water. Decomposes at 410°F. May release toxic fumes. Moderately toxic. An irritant. Used as a dryer for paints and inks, and for dyes. Loses ammonia upon heating.
We can help to supply:
- Ammonium Metavanadate
- Potassium Metavanadate
- Potassium Orthovanadate
- Vanadium Pentoxide Powder
- Vanadyl Sulphate
Essential to a number of industries, Vanadium pentoxide powder and Vanadium has played a pivotal role in helping to advance the power generation whilst also helping to protect the environment by enhancing fuel economy and reducing emissions.
Because Vanadium strengthened steel is lightweight and offers increased durability, it is ideal for use in infrastructure and transportation systems.
Working Across The Globe
London Chemicals & Resources Ltd (LCR) is an international distributor, stockist and supplier of industrial inorganic chemicals. We hold several agencies and serve a global customer base both directly and via a network of local agents. LCR is committed to providing efficient service and competitive pricing to all customers.
Working closely with several producer principals around the world, quality, consistency and reliability are all important watchwords for LCR ensuring that our customers return again and again.
Raw materials are supplied for a wide range of applications including the battery, catalyst, ceramic, fertiliser, glass, plating, refinery, superalloy and other industries. Our materials are usually packed in drums or bags in accordance with UN, CLP and other applicable local and international regulations.
We deliver to our customers in quantities ranging from single bags or drums to thousands of tonnes. Transportation by air, sea, rail and truck can be arranged and all deliveries are made according to latest INCOTERMS.
Our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable staff at LCR are familiar with relevant legislation, transport procedures and documentation including REACH, SDSs and ADR.
To view our safety data sheet relating to vanadium pentoxide powder, please click here.
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If you would like to speak to someone directly about our services as an AMV Distributor, please call us on +44 (0)20 7183 0651 or visit our contact page, or contact us via LinkedIn and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.