Ferrous Scrap Articles

  • Shipbreaking thrives again in Belgium

    Shipbreaking began in the Netherlands at the end of the 19th century; in Belgium, meanwhile, the industry took root in 1926 when Henry Van Heyghen started his scrap business in Ghent. After World War II, just as at the end of World War I, there was a great demand for shipbreaking: hundreds of damaged wartime vessels required processing, as well as commercial sea-going and inland navigation ...

  • 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 ...

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