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Few people are currently aware of the full range of interesting and highly beneficial things that platinum does. To address this, we publish our brief 60 Seconds in Platinum articles up to four times per month.

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Introducing BullionVault - 4 December 2019

An interview with the World Platinum Investment Council's partner, BullionVault

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Platinum growth in the chemical sector - 27 November 2019

Double-digit growth in platinum use by the chemical sector expected for 2019

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Understanding platinum futures - 18 November 2019

Many investors choose to gain exposure to the most precious of metals by accessing the futures market

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Platinum bullion explained - 6 November 2019

Forget the jargon – platinum bullion products offer a variety of easy-to-access routes to investment in physical platinum 

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Material movement - 23 October 2019

Demand for platinum-based fuel cell electric vehicles in the materials handling sector is providing impetus for growth across other transport segments

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Platinum supply constraints - 16 October 2019

Platinum is rare and highly concentrated in one location with underground reserves requiring significant time and capital investment to extract and refine

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Platinum recycling - 2 October 2019

Recycled volumes of platinum make an important contribution to global supply, helping to manage the demand balance of a scarce natural resource

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Supporting scientific discovery - 25 September 2019

Platinum in resistance thermometers is helping to shed light on black holes

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What is fungibility? - 19 September 2019

Platinum is fungible – an attribute useful to both those looking to invest in physical platinum and those buying platinum for use in industrial and automotive applications

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Catalytic properties - 11 September 2019

Platinum is widely used as a catalyst to increase reaction rates and improve yields

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PLATINUM FOR A NEW ERA - 4 September 2019

Japan’s affinity with platinum has been boosted by the enthronement of its new emperor

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PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES - 21 August 2019

Platinum-based hydrogen fuel cells can provide emissions-free solutions across many modes of public transport

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Medical aid - 14 August 2019

Platinum is playing a major role in combating some of the most serious health issues facing the world

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WORTH THE WEIGHT - 7 August 2019

Casting platinum to fabricate jewellery and other products only became possible relatively recently, once scientists unlocked platinum’s unique physical and chemical properties

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Platinum use in industry - 17 July 2019

Platinum’s many industrial uses are the overlooked cornerstone of demand – up by nearly four times in three decades

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TECH ENABLER - 10 July 2019

Platinum in hard disk drives is helping to deliver the expansion of essential data storage solutions needed to support rapid digital growth

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BORN IN THE USA - 3 July 2019

Mention the US and platinum jewellery in the same breath and for most people, one name springs to mind

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PENSION PLANNING AND PLATINUM - 26 June 2019

Choosing to hold platinum as part of a retirement savings plan is often easier than investors think

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IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL - 19 June 2019

Platinum-based fuel cells are making zero emissions a reality for commercial fleets looking for long-term, sustainable solutions

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HOW PLATINUM TREATS CANCER - 13 June 2019

Platinum-based therapies have been at the forefront of cancer treatment for more than forty years

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PLATINUM: AT THE HEART OF PACEMAKERS - 29 May 2019

Platinum is an essential component in the 700,000 pacemakers fitted worldwide each year

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CALIFORNIA DREAMING? - 22 May 2019

The widespread adoption of platinum-based fuel cell electric vehicles is slated to become a reality in the US state of California

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A LIGHTBULB MOMENT - 8 May 2019

The Platinum Group Metals’ unique properties make them crucial in many industrial processes – often due to a chance discovery

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AS EASY AS ETF - 1 May 2019

Adding physical platinum to a portfolio or self-managed pension is straightforward with a platinum exchange traded fund

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PLATINUM JEWELLERY IN INDIA - 24 April 2019

As the fourth largest market in the world for platinum jewellery, India continues to see growth in demand – especially among young consumers

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FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN CHINA - 10 April 2019

China is committed to developing the platinum-based fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) market, targeting one million FCEVs on its roads by 2030

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FLYING START FOR PLATINUM EAGLES - 3 April 2019

The first few months of 2019 have seen strong investor enthusiasm for platinum American Eagle bullion coins

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BIG IN JAPAN - 27 March 2019

Japan has long been associated with platinum innovation and investment, from platinum-based hydrogen fuel cells for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to platinum accumulation plans

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WHERE DOES PLATINUM COME FROM? - 20 March 2019

Platinum is a rare resource that occurs in only a few places on Earth. It cannot be obtained easily

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AN INTRODUCTION TO HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS - 13 March 2019

Hydrogen fuel cells enable electricity production with zero emissions - and platinum plays a key role. What are they and where does platinum fit in?

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WE ARE FAMILY - 27 February 2019

The family of Platinum Group Metals is used to make alloys that provide optimal solutions for a range of applications

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150 YEARS OF THE PERIODIC TABLE - 20 February 2019

The modern periodic table was first created 150 years ago, enabling the classification of chemical elements for the first time, including the Platinum Group Metals

 

 

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A LASTING SYMBOL - 13 February 2019

Platinum is the precious metal most associated with love, however its cultural significance and symbolic associations extend beyond the romance of Valentine’s Day

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The Royal Mint – why choose platinum? - 6 February 2019

Chris Howard, Director of Bullion at The Royal Mint, outlines the successful addition of platinum to its precious metals offering for investors, in partnership with The World Platinum Investment Council. Results have so far exceeded his expectations, with more than 30,000 oz of platinum sales in 2018.

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X-RAY VISION - 30 January 2019

Innovation in the treatment of patients with neurovascular conditions is harnessing platinum’s radiopacity – clear visibility in X-rays
– allowing doctors greater precision and achieving better outcomes

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SENSORY PERCEPTION - 23 January 2019

Platinum-based sensors have widespread applications, improving our personal safety, enhancing the functionality of equipment and processes, as well as paving the way for future technologies

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TO BOLDLY GO - 16 January 2019

Platinum was part of the pioneering technology that paved the way for the first moon landings

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TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH COCHLEAR IMPLANTS - 9 January 2019

Platinum plays a key role in modern cochlear implant technology, which has revolutionised the lives of patients

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HIGH-OCTANE PERFORMER - 19 December 2018

The petrochemical industry relies on platinum catalysts to meet growing global demand for the higher-octane fuels needed by gasoline and gasoline-hybrid vehicles

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PLATINUM’S CURATIVE BENEFITS - 12 December 2018

Speciality silicones are a growing business, and platinum’s catalytic properties are key to their formulation in a process known as ‘curing’

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A DIAMOND’S BEST FRIEND - 5 December 2018

With Christmas approaching, it is worth remembering that investing in platinum jewellery has many benefits. It is also the precious metal most associated with love

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FROM PHARMA TO FARMER - 21 November 2018

Platinum is used in many ways, from cancer treatments to improving crop yields, making a real difference to our lives on a daily basis

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INTRODUCING THE PLATINUM GROUP METALS - 14 November 2018

Platinum shares many of its unique physical and chemical properties with the other Platinum Group Metals

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WHY WE TRUST PURE PLATINUM - 7 November 2018

The purity of platinum matters to consumers and investors alike. The platinum market addresses this by providing the assurances necessary to build confidence and trust

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IN A GLASS OF ITS OWN - 31 October 2018

Platinum is used extensively to make glass. Today, it helps to make many products that are integral to our lives, from smart phone screens to fibreglass for wind turbines

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PLATINUM: A SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTION ON A MASS-IVE SCALE - 24 October 2018

Platinum’s unique physical properties have long been recognised by the scientific community. Since 1799, it has been the global standard by which a kilogram is defined

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PLATINUM DELIVERS SUPERIOR SPARK PLUG PERFORMANCE - 17 October 2018

Future demand for platinum-tipped spark plugs ignited by drive to improve efficiency and reduce emissions

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Platinum: A misunderstood metal with a breathtaking range of uses - 10 October 2018

Platinum benefits from being both an industrial and precious metal, 30 times rarer than gold, and an effective portfolio diversifier

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Online bullion accounts: Investing in platinum has never been so easy - 3 October 2018

A growing number of investors are choosing online bullion accounts as their preferred method of buying platinum

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Every 'cloud' has a platinum lining - 26 September 2018

The rise of social media and big data will vastly increase cloud-based data storage needs. Platinum, a key component of computer hard drives, will play a major role in enabling this connected future

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US platinum coins steal a march on the competition - 19 September 2018

While US demand for newly minted gold and silver coins is nearing its lowest levels in a decade, platinum coin sales in the region have bucked the downward trend

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Why millennial brides and grooms are going platinum - 12 September 2018

The millennial wedding market has become a key driver of platinum jewellery demand in China, Japan, the US, and in the newly emerging market in India

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New platinum alloy could be earth’s most durable metal - 5 September 2018

A new alloy made of 90% platinum and 10% gold is being described as the most durable metal on earth, but could it really make a contribution in the real world?

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Platinum ETFs: An easy way to buy into an undervalued asset? - 29 August 2018

With platinum at its lowest price level in a decade, investors looking to take advantage of this attractive entry point may consider doing so with the ease of an exchange-traded fund

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Investment choices grow as more mints look to platinum - 24 August 2018

A growing range of platinum coins is being issued by the world’s leading mints. They offer investors an accessible way to gain exposure to a metal that is both precious and industrial, and 30 times rarer than gold.

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Platinum is a life-saving treatment for aneurysms - 8 August 2018

Platinum’s applications continue to grow and evolve. After 30 years of use in treating aneurysms, a new more flexible application of the precious metal now updates this technology, further improving outcomes for sufferers.

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Platinum on the podium: A new sporting standard - 1 August 2018

Team USA was victorious at the inaugural Athletics World Cup in London this summer, taking home the first-ever sporting Platinum Trophy as the world’s premier precious metal assumes a new role at the pinnacle of global sport.

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