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Refining 101

Original Airdate: October 7, 2020

In this Service Profile Webinar, Andrea Hill and Dave Siminski, UPMR’s vice president of sales, explore the basics of refining: assaying and testing methods, how to segregate materials, stone removal, and more. You’ll also get a glimpse into UPMR itself—its expertise, its certifications, and how it strives to develop exceptional working relationships with customers to ensure maximum returns. The video below provides an introduction to the company’s commitment to quality and service. Have questions about how you can improve your returns? Check out the replay to find answers. You can also click here to use our contact form and e-mail UPMR directly.


United PMR’s Refining Capabilities

United Precious Metal Refining CrucibleUnited is a full service refiner for GOLD, SILVER, PLATINUM, and PALLADIUM.

We specialize in refining for the jewelry industry, processing everything from scrap to polishing sweeps.

From the smallest karated scrap lot to the largest, our advanced technology provides our customers the maximum in returns with the most competitive charges.  We offer prompt service and numerous settlement options including check, wire transfer, fine gold and coins.  Casting grains, wire and solder are also available in gold, silver, platinum and palladium.


A Tour of the UPMR Refining Process

Learn more about United’s refining capabilities.


Watch the video below to learn more about United’s dry refining process.


At a Glance

UPMR can refine:

  • Karated Scrap
  • Dental Scrap
  • Stone Removal
  • Bench Sweeps
  • Crucibles & Slags<
  • Scrap Silver
  • Polishings
  • Filings & Grindings
  • Tools
  • Carpet
  • Floor Sweeps 

Settlement Options

  • Company Check
  • Wire Transfer
  • Your Fine Gold Returned
  • UPMR Products (e.g., Solder, Wire, Casting Grain, Alloys)
  • Pool Account: This option allows you to choose the settlement date (within 24 hours) after your material is processed. There are no additional charges for this option, and you have an unlimited time period available. This allows you to refine your material and continue to have the flexibility of monitoring the gold market.  Your salesman must be notified upon receipt of materials if you would like to choose this option.

Contact UPMR Now

Interested in learning more about how you can take advantage of UPMR’s refining capabilities right now? Just fill out the form below to have a UPMR representative conact you directly.

About Us

United is a leading supplier of master alloys, de-oxidized sterling silver, solder and wire products, as well as a full-service refiner for all your precious metal needs.

What drives us at United is quality.  What this means to you is the confidence to know you have purchased the finest product available.  But the finest product is just the beginning, behind these products are the technical expertise to make them work.

We understand manufacturing processes and equipment used in jewelry manufacturing.  Our background is jewelry manufacturing.  Our skills however, are in research and development.

• United was granted two patents for de-oxidized sterling silver which revolutionized sterling silver manufacturing productivity.  We were the first to develop a usable product, with improved formulations continuously being developed.

• The United team was the first to commercialize Silicon de-oxidized gold alloys 25 years ago.  Silicon de-oxidized gold alloys are the reference standard for the world, for jewelry investment casting.

• United’s principals were the first gold solder manufacturers to substitute Indium for Cadmium in gold solders.  We are very proud to have removed a very dangerous metal from many jewelry benches.

United’s mission is to achieve profitable growth through superior customer services, innovation and a commitment to product quality.

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