Nyrstar expects to log big margins on zinc byproducts

Feb 08, 2013 | 03:19 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Nyrstar, zinc, germanium, germanium leach, indium, tellurium, Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — Nyrstar NV expects to make significant margins on a number of byproducts at its global mines this year.

The Balen, Belgium-based company’s smelter in Clarksville, Tenn., has begun producing germanium leach, an intermediate product of germanium, from the mine’s zinc concentrate. Germanium is used in fiber optics and semiconductors, and Nyrstar expects the....

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