scrap metal industry Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • Metals In China - Coming-of-age for China´s Scrap Conventions

    The Secondary Metals International Forum has established itself as the most mature and international of China’s scrap conventions. In terms of organisation and programming, the latest forum has helped to raise the Chinese scrap convention to a new, international standard while presenting an issues agenda whose impact is likely to be felt for years to come. During the last three years, China ...


    By Recycling International

  • 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 ...

  • Don’t Scrap It, Strip It!

    Do you sell the insulated wires to a salvage yard every time when you have them?If so, you are deserting money for the value of bright copper wire is 4-5 times of insulated wires. Therefore, why do not star your own business with wire stripping machine?  Wire stripping machine ...

  • Circular economy to be scrapped?

    Riverside Waste Machinery’s managing director Jonathan Oldfield, a passionate advocate of UK resource efficiency, talks about the current uncertainty surrounding the circular economy. There are a few things the waste and recycling industry knows for certain in 2015. New rules stipulating the separate collection of paper, plastics, metals and glass for recycling – where technically, ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • Radioactivity and scrap: Time to share the burden

    The melting of metals containing a radioactive source can have devastating health, environmental and financial implications. But according to leading lights within the recycling industry, scrap processors do not receive adequate support from governments, among others, in tackling this monumental challenge. The industry’s concerns were highlighted at a workshop dedicated to the subject at the BIR ...


    By Recycling International

  • U.S. Steel Industry can use those scrap Firestone tires for fuel!

     Leroy Stebbing, a Professional Engineer and forty-year veteran of the steel industry has patented a process for using scrap car and truck tires as a supplemental fuel for melting steel in steel mills. Tires are a valuable addition to the steel process because they add chemical energy and steel to the mixture going into the melting furnaces, he says. The use of tires can improve emissions ...


  • How to get the most value from scrap metal recycling from demolition projects

    Demolition (also known as wrecking or razing) can be a large source of scrap metals depending on the type of item, structure or faciluity being demolished. Metal buildigs or large industrial complexes usually provide the largest sources of metals for recycling. Scrap metals for recycling can be found in the structural members of the buildings, electrical and piping systems, tanks, reactors, heat ...

  • Martin-baker turns scrap metal and fluid into revenue stream with PRAB’s Dualpak Briquetter

    Challenge Aerospace manufacturer needs a chip and fluid processing system to keep up with its machining demands by reducing the volume of metal turnings and to recover expensive cutting fluids for reuse. Customer Martin-Baker Industry Aircraft Ejection Seat Manufacturer Products Dualpak ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • 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 ...

  • Wastewater Metals Removal

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Wastewater Treatment Metals Removal Ton Nerve Gas Agent Container Rinse Waters ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Snapshot of metals recycling in South Africa

    South Africa is a country of contrasts. Rich and poor, urban sprawl and open countryside, mountains and coastal regions, different racial groups - all co-exist in a country the size of Europe.  With a growth rate of 5% in 2006, the country’s economy is doing well. However, South Africa is facing many problems. One of the biggest is its unemployment rate which, according to 2006 government ...


    By Recycling International

  • REDWAVE Metal Days 2015 - Review

    The REDWAVE Metal Days, at BT-Wolfgang Binder in Gleisdorf, pro­vided the context for international experts from various sectors of the metal and aluminium recycling in­dustry to exchange information on markets, technologies and practical experience. In addition, the new REDWAVE XRF-M sorting system, for recycling in the metals sector, was presented to the participants. ...

  • 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

  • Materials flow of platinum group metals in Germany

    Platinum group metals have become indispensable in modern industrial society and the demand for PGMs has greatly increased. An in-depth quantitative analysis of PGM applications, lifecycle structure, deficits and optimisation potential in Germany has been carried out by Umicore Precious Metals Refining and Oko-Institute. Besides detailed insights into one of the more opaque metal markets, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Platinum group metal recovery from spent catalysts case study

    The Challenge Catalyst wastes, including automotive catalytic converters and industrial catalysts, contain Precious Metals and specifically Platinum Group Metals (PGMs), which are valuable as a result of their low natural abundance, unique properties as well as the complex and costly processes that are required for their extraction and refining from primary sources. Furuya Metal Co. Ltd., ...

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