Silver is a common yet vital catalyst that produces industrial chemicals that are used to manufacture plastics, textiles, adhesives, and laminating resins. In this way, silver is essential to the production of clothing, appliance parts and coverings, construction plywood, automotive parts, and packaging materials. As an added bonus, since the silver is not affected by the catalytic reaction during processing, it is almost completely recovered after it is used. For an in-depth look at silver’s importance as a catalyst, check out this paper by The Silver Institute.
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