Tetronics participated at the IPMI's 39th Annual Precious Metals Conference | Tetronics

Tetronics participated at the IPMI’s 39th Annual Precious Metals Conference

13 - 16 Jun 2015
Dr Tim Johnson,

Tetronics took part in the IPMI’s 39th Annual Precious Metals Conference this June, in San Antonio, Texas.


The International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) is the largest and most well known association focused on precious metals in the world. IPMI is an international association of producers, refiners, fabricators, scientists, users, financial institutions, merchants, private and public sector groups, and the general precious metals community formed to provide a forum for the exchange of information and technology.

The IPMI holds an annual conference, giving members an opportunity to attend presentations given by industry leaders on topics ranging from Emerging Technologies, Financial Management, Environmental Management, Recovery, Refining, Catalysis to Sampling and Analysis.

In addition to our attendance at the IPMI’s 39th Annual Precious Metals Conference in San Antonio, Texas, our Technical Director, Dr Tim Johnson, spoke about ‘Plasma smelting technology: Addressing the challenges in extracting metals from the urban mine’, on Monday 15th June 2015.

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Dr Tim Johnson

A technical director with a plasma and engineering focus particularly in the areas of waste reuse/recovery and clean heating. Tim obtained a PhD from the University of Birmingham in 1990 before spending eight years as a research fellow operating and coordinating the work of the university’s large plasma melting facility. Since joining Tetronics, he has focused on technology development and the delivery of commercial plants. Tim is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.