What is smelting?

Extracting refined metal from naturally occurring ore or processed materials is often achieved by smelting. This process uses extremely high temperatures and special chemicals to extract nearly pure samples of iron, copper, lead and other elements from constituent materials.

How smelting fits into ITAD 

The smelting process breaks materials down into their most simple elemental form. Computer components that may contain a wide variety of various metals can be effectively sorted, shredded and smelted using special techniques. 

This offers two major advantages in many disposition plans: Smelting completely destroys the storage device and all data contained within it, making it perhaps the most complete and secure form of data destruction. Metals acquired through smelting may have value as raw materials for use in manufacturing new products. Sipi Asset Recovery professionals can advise whether it makes sense for your business to use this method of recapturing IT asset value.

How Sipi adds value to the smelting process

While smelting is the most secure form of data destruction and can help fulfill environmental obligations, it's also resource-intensive and highly reliant on logistics. Our specialists understand exactly how to fit smelting into a comprehensive plan for corporate tech disposal. That includes working through plans for transporting the devices, destroying them efficiently, and managing the final steps of recycling.

With security and transparency as top objectives, we also ensure every step in the ITAD process is tracked and documented according to each client's standards. That gives your business all the resources it needs to understand where assets are moving, and prove its commitment to the organization's mission and values.