Q) Can I hedge silver?
A) Yes, you can hedge your silver equivalent any time after receipt of material at Tetra up to the date of payment by notifying us prior to 11am eastern of the day you wish to hedge.

Q) Can I get silver back instead of payment?
A) Yes, we will gladly send the silver to our silver refiner and you can set up an account with them to get back silver in any form they provide from shot to silver stamped bars.

Q) What are Tetra’s standard processing charges and terms for recycling silver bearing films?
A) Tetra pays 98% silver accountability on silver bearing films and settles 30 days from receipt at our facility. Transportation charges are the responsibility of the customer, but can be arranged by Tetra and deducted from the final settlement.  Our standard processing charges and credits are as follows:

         Medical, Dryview, Lithographic & Industrial films - $0.35 / net lb. of film received.

         Film in Jackets - $0.08 / net lb. of film only after removal of the jackets and paper.

         Smelting Fee - $1.00 toz recovered.

         PET Credit - 90% of net weight of film received x Tetra's Mkt Price of PET 

Q) How much silver is in films?
A) It depends on the type of films you have and the exposure amount of the film. Here are some average ranges based on assays to give you a guideline:

Medical X-Ray Films Thermal Films
1979 to 1982 0.14 to 0.16 toz/lb Kodak ~ 0.090 toz/lb
1982 to 1990 0.11 to 0.14 toz/lb Konica ~ 0.080 toz/lb
1990 and up 0.08 to 0.11 toz/lb Fuji ~ 0.065 toz/lb
Dark Room Scrap 0.06 to 0.08 toz/lb Agfa ~ 0.040 toz/lb
Scans, dental, MRI, etc. 0.05 to 0.08 toz/lb Industrial Films
Cinegraphic film 0.02 to 0.05 toz/lb Single Sided 0.23 to 0.35 toz/lb
Virgin Medical (unused) 0.14 to 0.20 toz/lb Double Sided 0.30 to 0.42 toz/lb
Lithographic Films    
Newspaper 0.15 to 0.22 toz/lb Virgin Litho (unused) 0.26 to 0.30 toz/lb


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