Average Silver Yields for Silver-Coated Imaging Films

Pyromet processed over 10,000,000 pounds of film in 2016. The types below are the most common today. Please call today for a quote.

Pyromet Averages Troy Ounces Per 100 lbs
Average of 2016 Exposed Mixed Medical X-Ray Film 9.3
Average of 2016 Mix of Manufacturer's Dry Laser Film 7.57
Average of 2016 Exposed Industrial X-Ray Film 38.6

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The tables below show a range of silver content on a troy ounce per 100-pound basis. The information is based on experience. The medical dry laser film is based on lab analysis. Please call today for a quote.

Medical X-Ray Film Troy Ounces Per 100 lbs
Pre 1962 (Acetate Film Base) 28 to 35
1962 - 1976 (Change to Polyester Terephthalate (PET) Film Base) 20 to 25
1977 - 1979 17 to 21
1980 - 1982 12 to 15
Current: Analog Only 9.5 to 11.5
Current Mixed: Analog, Single Sided, and Dry 8.5 to 10
Unexposed Analog Double Sided Emulsion 20 to 24
Unexposed Analog Single Sided Emulsion 16 to 18
Average Percent of Film When in Envelopes with Reports 60%
Exposed Rolls of Cinefluorography Film 3 to 5
Unexposed Rolls of Cinefluorography Film 16 to 18

 

Dry Laser Medical Film by Manufacturer Troy Ounces Per 100 lbs
Kodak/Carestream Dryview 9 to 9.5
Agfa Drystar 4.5 to 5
Fuji Drypix 6.5 to 7
Konica Drypro 8.5 to 9

 

Industrial X-Ray Film Troy Ounces Per 100 lbs
Exposed 25 to 45
Unexposed Double Sided Emulsion 45 to 75
Single Sided Emulsion 18 to 22
Unexposed Single Sided Emulsion 25 to 30

 

Lithographic Film Troy Ounces Per 100 lbs
Assorted Printing (4 mil) 17 to 19
News and Publishing - Mostly Black (4 mil) 20 to 26
Unexposed Lithographic Film (4 mil) 30 to 32
Assorted Printing (7 mil) 10 to 16
Circuit Board (7 mil) 3 to 11
Unexposed Lithographic Film (7 mil) 15 to 18

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