Commercial uses of tungsten
More than 50% of European tungsten reserves
Saloro, founded in 2004 in Spain, is a Company focused in wolfram production and commercialization. Wolfram is a metal recognised as “Basic Raw Material” according to the European Union.
The first production unit is the Barruecopardo Mine, located in Salamanca. After Saloro’s €100 million investment, it is increasing its production to reach the capability to generate 15% of the global production of tungsten, making the Barruecopardo Mine a natural resource globally.
This raw material’s high value and the company’s social commitment makes Saloro to manage this important natural resource in line with its efficiency, responsibility and sustainability principles.
Saloro is evaluating new investments in the wolfram industry all over the world to complement its first production unit. In addition, the company is considering fusion and adquisition opportunities to become the most important mining company in this industry in Occident.
Safe, solvent, sustainable.
Wolfram concentrate plantation’s circle of life
Uses of tungsten
The wolfram has unique qualities that allow us to improve our lifes and the economic development of the society. Some of those qualities are its hardness, its heat enduring and its high density. Without the wolfram, the civil aviation industry wouldn’t exist, in addition to a big part of electronics and it would be more difficult to produce electricity in a sustainable way.
The tungsten is essential in cutting tools for metal, rocks or concrete. It is also suitable for critic elements in machines, heat sensitive and wear-resisting, such as engine valves.
For its heat endurance and its strength, and for his electric conductivity, the wolfram is particularly useful in electronic devices and as contact point in electrical circuits. Also, as a heat resistant component, like in LCD screens. Furthermore, for its high density, the wolfram is used as weight or counterweight in specific machinery applications, like in wings in aeronautics.