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Atomising Broadens the Realm of Precious Metal Utility

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Atomising creates fine-grade precious metal (PM) powders which have made a compelling impact on world markets. It liberalises alloy composition for PM refining and produces powders for many distinct industrial applications. PM powders have triggered the creation of heretofore unimagined products, and new industries have been forged with slashed costs and bolstered profits.

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Roberto Guidali, CEO, Italimpianti Orafi S.p.a.
Dr Guidali holds a M.S., Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, and specialises in work on PM refining processes and technology as well as plasmas deposition techniques. He is the current CEO of Italimpianti Orafi in Arezzo, Italy. He worked extensively in the field of Precious Metal refining in Switzerland with Argor-Heraeus Group, one of the world leaders in the field. He also worked in plasma PVD applications for coatings and powders manufacturing. Since his return to his native Italy in 2008 he has applied his experience in both administrative skills and technical knowledge to help Italimpianti achieve international prominence.