scrap material Articles

  • Raw material cycle: from chip to briquette to product - Case Study

    Thanks to their briquetting system from RUF Frischhut can redeploy production scrap and melt it again Ludwig Frischhut GmbH and Co. KG have closed the circle on their raw material cycle by utilising a briquetting press from RUF: cast chips produced during the machining of parts for water supply and sewage disposal are pressed to solid briquettes and then melted in the in-house foundry and ...

  • Scrap old approaches to conveying material

    (From The Fabricator) Carefully designed scrap removal systems increase machine efficiency To get the most from high productivity equipment, manufacturers must move parts and Scrap efficiently and reliably. This makes conveyance equipment an essential consideration.  In fact, the right combination of conveyance and feeder equipment can mean the difference between breakdowns and ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Talk to your scrap buyer

    Scrap dealers don’t want to pick up a bunch of unmanageable scrap that they have to haul back to their yard and try to separate. They would much rather pick up neat, sorted and compacted scrap. Metal recyclers all over the U.S. and abroad use Sweed equipment in their scrap yards, but if a scrap dealer installs a Sweed chopper in their client’s plant, the dealer can increase the volume ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Food scraps recovery in Ohio

    THE STATE of Ohio launched the Ohio Food Scraps Recovery Initiative in June 2007. Prior to the launch, there were internal discussions at both Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for months and years prior to the formal announcement. In September 2007, the State invited grocers, haulers and composters to a stakeholders meeting to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Scrap Metal Recycling 1

    Integrated Engineers provided treatability services for the facility for three areas onsite: the oil water separator, tin baler effluent water, and aluminum shavings/cutting oil runoff. The facility processes and bales scrap metal for recycling. The three different waters were treated with Floccin J. Oil Separator The oil separator water is used to remove any free oil that is floating on top of ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Titanium Scrap Metal Processing

    Background A world-class processor of titanium scrap had a wash system whose cleaning solution was becoming contaminated with both free floating unemulsified tramp oil and emulsified water soluble oil that was being washed off of titanium turnings. As the level of oil contamination increased over time in the wash solution, cleaning effectiveness diminished. The processor uses a metric, ...

  • Increased profit from scrap metal

    Reduced availability of scrap metal makes it essential to get the best price for steel and maximise recovery of more valuable metals. The re-emergence of the Far East markets provides the opportunity to take advantage of thousand of empty containers travelling East.  FTL-Dunn Container Loaders give you the flexibility to respond to market demands to maximise the value of your scrap. The ...


    By FTL Foundry Equipment Ltd

  • Funding Innovative Uses For Scrap Tires

    Many States are cleaning up their stockpiles of scrap tires, but more roll in every day. According to the industry, each person in the United States generates one used tire annually. A number of states like North Carolina and Illinois are providing grants to stimulate markets for products made from scrap tire rubber, while states like Texas and New York are developing new civil engineering ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Compostable Products And Postconsumer Food Scraps

    “Death of Composting” read the title of a blog posted in June by Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, a restaurant group in Boston, Massachusetts. Startling, to say the least, and certainly compelling to read. Muir’s blog described how Clover Food Lab, a Boston restaurant company, moved to 100 percent compostable products in 2010: “I’d spent 18 months trying ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Building Farm And Food Scrap Digesters

    In the past several weeks, we received invitations to two ribbon cuttings for newly installed farm-based digesters — one at a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and another at a swine operation in North Carolina. We also received a press release from the University of California, Davis, about its new food scraps digester on campus. And then there were a few new projects that we had been ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • How to Set Up Your Scrap Yard?

    Scrap metal business has a huge market because recycled and scrap metal is cheaper than pure metals, therefore a wide scope of businesses can benefit from buying these raw materials at a cheaper price. If you are thinking of starting a scrap metal business, you need to know and consider a lot. First, you need to be able to identify and sort different metals. Buyers will purchase specific metals ...

  • E-scrap: metals too precious to ignore

    Increased recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is providing the global recycling industry with fresh challenges. Researchers from Berlin’s University of Technology have been taking a close look at the material flowing into and out of the recycling process, paying special attention to the precious metals content. Their main conclusion is that conventional sorting ...


    By Recycling International

  • Car and e-scrap recycling: the Chinese experience

    In late November, more than 220 delegates met in China for the World Recycling - Shanghai congress organised by Switzerland-based ICM. Among other issues, the focus fell on latest trends in car and electronics scrap recycling within China itself. Several speakers emphasised that much remains to be done to bring the country into line with standards adopted in other parts of the world. Tighter ...


    By Recycling International

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Zero landfill option for baling wire scrap

    Let’s face it, times are tough; and tough times call for a new way of thinking. The buzz of zero landfill is growing, but with the current state of the economy, it’s difficult to afford capital equipment that can help achieve a company’s recycling goals. As a result, Sweed looked for an option that would allow companies to recycle their scrap wire and get the best value for ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • 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

  • Improvements on a system for soil erosion control of slopes using scrap tyres

    This work proposes improvements on the assembly process of a slope protection system using scrap tyres to reduce severe erosion that occurs in non-vegetated slopes. Tests results during six rain events, with maximal intensity of 26 mm/hr and accumulated rainfall of 94.5 mm, indicate that the installation cost of the system was $1.10USD/tyre and reduced the erosion by 83% with respect to an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pre-shredders from Erdwich reduce efficient Electronic-scrap

    The handling of electrical appliances has changed drastically over the past 20 years: Nowadays, a defect appliance is replaced rather than repaired. According to United Nations' estimates, 40 million tonnes of electrical and electronic scrap is produced per year worldwide, which will be doubled by 2025. Valuable resources such as steel, nonferrous metals, plastic materials etc. can be recovered ...

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