Gulf Chemical & Metalurgical Corporation
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Having serviced the oil refinery industry since 1946, Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corporation is the world’s largest recycler of spent petroleum catalysts and a leading producer of ferroalloys. We are the only processor that uses both a hydrometallurgical operation to produce the pure oxides of molybdenum and vanadium as well as a pyrometallurgical operation which produces high-quality metallic alloys and alumina products. These unique patented operations allow GCMC the flexibility to optimize the metal values contained in spent catalysts.

The process recovers molybdenum, vanadium, nickel, cobalt and various alumina products that are then reused in chemical and metallurgical applications by major catalyst producers and steel manufacturers.

GCMC also maintains an on-site, state-of-the-art laboratory, not only for verifying incoming catalyst compatibility, but also for quality control on finished products for critical metallurgical and chemical applications.

Located in Freeport, Texas, since 1973, GCMC can accept material in bulk, bags, bins, drums and roll-off boxes. The facility is easily accessible by rail and truck or by barge or vessel through the Port of Freeport.

GCMC is committed to helping the oil industry meet its energy needs while managing complicated environmental issues. Through its expertise, GCMC strives to strike a balance between industry and nature and is committed to sustainable development and product stewardship.

Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Eramet, a leading global producer of nickel, manganese, alloys and special steels, employing more than 14,000 people in over 30 countries.
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