ferrous scrap Articles

  • Ferrous scrap: are the best prices still to come?

    In many instances, steel scrap prices have more than doubled since the latter part of 2007. And the upward momentum could be sustained into the second half of this year, according to expert feedback from the BIR Spring Convention in Monte-Carlo. However, higher prices are also placing significantly more pressure on the financing of steel and scrap processing operations, it was noted. Nickel & ...


    By Recycling International

  • Non-ferrous metals scrap yard removes metals from stormwater

    Untitled Document Calbag Metals Co., a nonferrous scrap metal recycling facility in Portland, Ore. had difficulty consistently meeting its Oregon 1200Z General Industrial Stormwater ...


  • Eriez Sweep Away Hazardous Ferrous Metals

    Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd has helped one of the largest scrap processors in Britain with the problem of damaging pieces of scrap metal affecting the day to day running of their yard.  The simple addition of a Magnetic Sweeper to the tow bar of one of their vehicles solved their problem with its high strength magnetic field picking up and holding nails, wire, welding rod ends, bolts, ferrous ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • New ISRI scrap specifications

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) says it has updated the 2007 Scrap Specifications Circular with revisions to three non-ferrous specifications and the addition of a new specification. The new specifications has become effective on November 19th 2007. The ISRI’s Board of Directors approved recommendations from the Non-Ferrous Division to revise following specifications during ...


    By Recycling International

  • The history and art of trading scrap with China

    China’s economic growth has created a huge demand for non-ferrous metals which domestic resources cannot fully satisfy. As a result, opportunities have opened up over the last decade or so for overseas suppliers of a range of non-ferrous scrap. However, exporting such materials to China can be a complex affair. This article is based on a speech given by Joe Zhou of experienced Chinese importer ...


    By Recycling International

  • Re-location and re-design of non-ferrous separation plant case study

    Challenge: Old plant using eddy current separators for non-ferrous waste. System was underperforming and needed to be moved. Axion Solution: Axion redesigned new plant layout using existing ECS units and adding one reconditioned unit. Plant rebuilt using 35% scrap materials. On-site performance tests ...

  • How To Recycle Scrap AC Radiator

    Every scrapper’s dream is to find a “jackpot” of metal that is ripe for the picking. If you have any type of experience under your belt, you’ll know that “jackpots” are not happened upon often...unless, you happen to find an AC radiator. These are the non-ferrous tube systems that are used to compress air and radiator off heat. The bigger the AC unit, ...

  • China: pushing towards centralised scrap procurement

    While also covering non-ferrous metals, the China International Metal Recycling Forum is geared primarily towards the ferrous side of the trade, with this year’s event producing calls from high-profile speakers to press ahead with centralised ferrous scrap procurement. The Forum also heard that the country’s long-awaited national recycling and conservation law is likely to come into effect by the ...


    By Recycling International

  • Scrap Metal Prices Soaring - Time to Start Demolition

    Now may be the time for you to start that demolition project with ferrous and non ferrous metals rising to new heights.  During demolition, scrap metals such as steel, copper, stainless steel and other metals are collected for recycling.  The revenue generated by these recycling efforts can help offset the costs of demolition.  In many cases, the value of the scrap metals ...

  • Market Is Calling for the Scrap Metal Crusher Machine

    In the twenty first century, the steel industry of China steps into its rapid developing stage. Scrap metal crusher machine is developing with the quick demands of the market. It is a way to reuse and recycle the scraps of the steel by crushing and classifying different quality steel. There is a large demand for the scrap ...


    By Fote Machinery

  • Strategies To Cope With A Drop In The Prices Of Scrap Metal

    Even though a drop in the price of scrap metal can be frustrating, it is something that we cannot control and, therefore, have to live with. When the market appears to be dropping or is simply not performing well, there are some strategies that we can employ to cope with the strain. We have outlined some of these in the list below for your convenience. ...


    By Highett Metal Pty Ltd

  • How to Start the Scrap Metal Recycling Business

    Are you looking for ways to start a scrap metal recycling business? Do you want to know what to prepare? With so many people becoming eco-conscious, it is quite profitable to open your own scrap metal business. So next let’s learn about the related know-how. 1. Learn about the market. The scrap business is viable in your geographical location, right? How many are ...

  • Identification and control of safety and health hazards in metal scrap recycling

    The audience for this guide is anyone who works in the metal scrap recycling industry—employers, employees, safety professionals, and industrial hygienists—should read this publication. This guide can help you identify and manage the hazards associated with exposure to various metals and processing chemicals and with related processes and equipment used in metal scrap recycling operations. Why is ...

  • Garden Street Iron & Metal Processes 8,000 Tons of Scrap Each Month Using Variety of Eriez Recycling Equipment

    Problem: Garden Street Iron & Metal recycling complex, located just west of downtown Cincinnati, OH, has been owned and operated by the Weber family for more than five decades. The complex, set on 22 acres with three nearby rail spurs in Spring Grove, is a beehive of activity as both consumers and businesses truck in ferrous and nonferrous metal for re-processing. To remain on the ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Harris and its machines stand the test of time

    US-based Harris has a broad remit: the design, manufacture and support of processing equipment aimed at a broad spectrum of users, including handlers of ferrous/non-ferrous metals, recovered paper and plastics scrap. It’s a formula that has generated more than 6000 recycling machinery sales across over 40 ...


    By Recycling International

  • Electrosteel: slow growth, great future

    Last year, ferrous scrap accounted for 44% - or some 425 million tonnes - of the metallic raw materials used worldwide in steel production. The balance was made up of iron ore, tonnages of which far exceeded scrap although its ferrous content is, of course, much lower. Of those 425 million tonnes, three-quarters was used in electric arc furnaces (EAFs) operated by the so-called ‘mini-mills’ and ...


    By Recycling International

  • Sorting Equipment Focus: Keeping Time

    (From Recycling Today Magazine) In with the new, out with the old. A reversal of an old adage is perhaps the best way to describe the increased demand for America’s scrap metals. The world’s hunger for new cars, appliances and buildings was a boon for steel makers in 2004.  Global steel production exceeded 1 billion tons last year, a record amount. And as the need for “new” steel products ...

  • Sweed machinery attends ISRI

    Sweed Machinery is attending the annual ISRI convention at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada this year! The ISRI convention provides professionals in the scrap industry an opportunity to network and gather the latest news and trends available for scrap recyclers. With their line of scrap choppers, shears, and wire and cable separation systems, Sweed helps scrap recyclers ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Pioneers within WEEE recycling

    In a scrap yard in Switzerland right in the middle of the beautiful Alps you can find one of Eldan Recycling’s most cherished and faithful customers – Cablofer Recycling SA. Cablofer was actually one of the first companies within the WEEE-recycling industry. Cablofer Recycling SA is a scrap metal processor dealing with ferrous and non-ferrous scrap on a 40'000 m2 plot in Switzerland. ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Determination of Ultra-Trace Mercury Vapor Levels from Industrial & Military Metal Components

    For many years, scrap metal reclaimers did not separate the materials containing mercury from other metals. Such things as mercury switches, dental amalgam, thermometers, and refining wastes from copper, gold and silver were processed along with the typical industrial metals. The result is that a significant portion of the Ferrous and non-Ferrous metals and alloys used today contain some metallic ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

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