Palladium belongs also to the precious metals and the platinum is very closely related, even if it is significantly more reactive. It falls mostly in small amounts of the copper and nickel production, since it occurs in the same ore. There is, besides using it in the jewelry industry, an important precursor of modern catalysts, thus for every chemical industry is indispensable. It replaces in many applications, the more expensive platinum.
Even in the emerging nanotechnology is the platinum to a very significant factor. The performance was similar to the other precious metals very positive in the recent months. As an important technical resource its value is coupled at the rising consumption Worldwide.