At Argen, every step of the refining process is
designed to maximize your returns
Sending Your Scrap to Argen
The refining process begins when you ship your dental scrap to Argen via FedEx. Argen pays all shipping costs and and insures your shipment at no extra charge. Upon receipt we carefully photo document the contents of your package under strict security protocol and email a confirmation of your package’s arrival with an estimated date of completion. Most settlements will be ready within 10 business days.
The Melting Process
In preparation for the first melt, a disk mill is used to crush the scrap, and proprietary flux is added to extract even the smallest particles of precious metals. After the first melt, the materials are cooled, the slag is removed and the metals are placed back inside an induction furnace for a second melt.
Vaccuum Pin Tube Method
After being melted a second time, a small sample it taken via capillary action through a narrow glass cylinder, called a vacuum pin tube. The sample cools instantly and is then cut into three sections for processing. We ensure a homogenous melt and thus an accurate representative sample because of the use of an induction furnace.
These precise samples are dissolved by expert chemists before being analyzed by our ICP Machine.
The Inductively Coupled Plasma Machine, or ICP for short, is the most powerful and accurate assaying machine in the world. It uses the power of a plasma flame to split electrons.
Our experts test each batch against rigorous controls. Our unmatched level of precision means you will know exactly how much precious metal you have and how much it is worth.
Personal Service and Transparent Reporting
Your all-inclusive settlement record comes with a personal call to discuss the results. We offer flexible payments options, including check or gold, silver, and platinum bullion alloy.
Sophisticated technology, experts and process, ensure that you will earn more for your scrap through Argen. If you’re not 100% satisfied with the results of your assay, we’ll return all materials to you at no cost.*