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We have developed high-performance, high-quality non-ferrous metal materials and support the realization of a more comfortable life. From the viewpoint of countering global warming and protecting the global environment, we also make effective use of limited resources and contribute to building a sustainable society through the development of new technologies.

Development of Technologies for Resources Development

Heap-leaching experiments of
JX-iodine process in Chile
Development of Leaching Technology for Primary Copper Sulfide Ores (JX-Iodine Process)
JX Nippon Mining & Metals has been working to develop mining technologies for efficient recovery of copper from low-grade sulfide ores.

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Development of Technologies for Smelting and Refining

Next-generation Smelting Technologies (Nikko Chloride Process)
JX Nippon Mining & Metals is developing a next-generation extracting technology, a unique hydro-metallurgical process for primary sulfide copper ores.

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Development of Technologies for Electronic Materials (1)

Endeavoring to develop high-performance copper alloys
We are engaged in "development of new materials (alloy development + process development)" in response to the needs for miniaturization and high functionality of electronics products and future trends in technology.

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Development of Technologies for Electronic Materials (2)

9N-Cu
Approach to High-purity metals
We have been working on high purity technology for many years as a basic technology supporting advanced material products. Its unique technical strength has earned high acclaim from various industries and academic societies.

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Development of Technologies for Recycling and Environmental Services

Development of disposal process technology for metal scrap and industrial waste
We are developing a disposal process technology for metal scrap and industrial waste, leveraging the physical sorting skills it has cultivated in its mining operations and employing a fusion of pyro- and hydro metallurgical smelting technologies.

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GD-MS
JX Nippon Mining & Metals' analytical technology sustaining quality control and research and development
Analytical technology is indispensable to manufacturing lines for products for which customers demand rigorous quality control, and for the development of leading-edge products and production processes. To satisfy these customer demands for advanced technologies, we are continuously refining our analytical technology.