London Chemicals and Resources Ltd

London Chemicals & Resources Ltd (LCRL) provide customised recycling solutions to the generators of spent catalysts arising from Oil Refining and Petrochemical and Chemical Industries.  We aim to offer commercially competitive recycling options with the emphasis on environmentally sound management including assistance with notification procedures.  We are partnered with fully licensed recycling facilities in Europe and the Far East.  The spent catalysts are recycled and used to produce high-quality metal salts for final applications, including new catalyst manufacture, pigments and CO2 removal processes.


Quality Materials

London Chemicals & Resources Ltd (LCR) is an international distributor, stockist and supplier of industrial inorganic Chemicals. We hold several agencies and serve a global customer base both directly and via a network of local agents. LCR is committed to providing efficient service and competitive pricing to all customers.

Working closely with several producer principals around the world, quality, consistency and reliability are all import watchwords for LCR ensuring that our customers return again and again.

Raw materials are supplied for a wide range of applications including the battery, catalyst, ceramic, fertiliser, glass, plating, refinery, superalloy and other industries. Our materials are usually packed in drums or bags in accordance with UN, CLP and other applicable local and international regulations.

We deliver to our customers in quantities ranging from single bags or drums to thousands of tonnes. Transportation by air, sea, rail and truck can be arranged and all deliveries are made according to latest INCOTERMS.

Our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable staff at LCR are familiar with relevant legislation, transport procedures and documentation including REACH, SDSs and ADR.

LCR’s range includes inorganic chemicals, minerals
and noble ferro-alloys

The following are some of our key items:

Cobalt (Co)

Cobalt Acetate
Cobalt Oxide
Cobalt Sulphate
Cobalt Hydroxide
Cobalt Manganese Acetate
Cobalt Manganese Bromide

Molybdenum (Mo)

Ammonium Dimolybdate
Ammonium Heptamolybdate
Molybdenum Trioxide
Molybdic Acid
Sodium Molybdate

Nickel (Ni)

Nickel Carbonate
Nickel Oxide
Nickel Sulphamate
Nickel Sulphate

Potassium (K)

Potassium Carbonate
Potassium Hydroxide

Tungsten (W)

Sodium Tungstate
Calcium Tungstate
Tungsten Trioxide

Vanadium (V)

Ammonium Metavanadate
Ferro Vanadium
Potassium Metavanadate
Potassium Orthovanadate
Vanadium Pentoxide
Vanadyl Sulphate



Recycling Solutions

London Chemicals & Resources Limited (LCR) is involved with two distinct but related areas. We provide customised recycling solutions to the generators of spent catalysts and other metal containing secondaries. These secondaries are recycled and used to produce various grades of metal salts and alloys which are distributed to customers worldwide

LCR aims to offer commercially competitive recycling options with an emphasis on environmentally sound management including assistance with notification procedures where necessary. We are partnered with fully licenced recycling facilities in Europe and the Far East.

The spent catalysts are recycled and used to produce high-quality metal salts for final applications including new catalyst manufacture, pigments and CO2 removal processes.

LCR also handles many types and forms of other non-ferrous secondaries including, fines, slags, residues, sludges, ashes etc. containing: Co, Cu, Mo, Ni, V, W, Zn.

LCR’s services include advice on packaging and current environmental legislation, transportation according to the latest regulations, the arrangement of weighing and sampling, recycling at fully approved facilities and issuance of Certificates of Recycling/Consumption where required.

Secondary Raw Materials

We are regularly involved with recycling secondary forms of materials containing cobalt, copper, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, vanadium and zinc found typically in:


Spent Catalyst Recycling

The absence of comprehensive recycling facilities capable of handling all types and forms of spent catalyst and other secondary raw materials makes it difficult for the generator to find the appropriate recycling outlet. In addition, environmental legislation and transport regulations can be complicated and often vary from country to country. It is a minefield for the uninitiated.

We provide customised recycling solutions to the generators of spent catalyst arising from Oil Refining, Petrochemical, Syngas and Fertilizer Industries.

It is our aim to provide commercially competitive recycling options with an emphasis on environmentally sound management.

Although it is the obligation of the generators of the spent catalyst to classify the material, our knowledgeable and friendly staff can offer advice and assistance with regards to:

  • Packaging Requirements – Whether material should be shipped in bulk, UN/DOT approved drums, catalyst bins or supersacks.
  • Transport Regulations – Our staff are fully conversant with the latest transport regulations and regularly attend courses and updates covering the transport of dangerous goods by land (ADR), sea (IMDG) and air (IATA) as well as 49CFR for movements within USA.
  • Applicable Environmental Regulations – We have years of experience in transboundary movement of hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste, hazardous and non-hazardous metals and concentrates.

A network of agents and associates around the globe together with long term relationships with fully licenced, ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified recycling facilities, enable us to provide the most suitable, commercially competitive options for each generator.

Site visits / environmental audits are available where required.

Many of the recovered metals are returned to the industry in the form of high purity raw materials thus closing the recycling loop.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your Spent Catalyst Recycling options.



Chemical Business Association

Our commitment to providing the highest standard of customer service is reflected in our growing list of industry memberships.

A member since 14 September 2011, the CBA represents the UK Chemical supply chain, from distributors and traders to manufacturers and blenders as well as logistics and service providers.


REACH is a European Regulation (No 1907/2006) concerning chemicals and their safe use. It aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through a system of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.

Minor Metals Trade Association

A member since 2006, the MMTA is the world’s largest association involved with minor metals. The Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA) is a not-for-profit organisation, which serves to benefit and promote the interests of its international Membership, comprising companies actively involved in all aspects of the international minor metals sector.

Responsible Care

A member since 9 February 2012, Responsible Care® is the global chemical industry’s unique initiative to improve health, environmental performance, enhance security and to communicate with stakeholders about products and processes.

BIR Gold Member

A member since December 2018, BIR was Founded in 1948. BIR was the first federation to support the interests of the recycling industry on an international scale. Today, BIR represents over 760 members from the private sector and 36 national associations in more than 70 countries. Together, these members form the largest international recycling federation.

Waste Broker and Dealer Handling License

A long-term registered Waste Broker and Dealer with The Environment Agency.


London Chemicals and Resources Ltd Overview