Metal scrap

Katharina Wieland Müller,

New campaign on ship recycling

| The NGO Shipbreaking Platform strongly welcomes IndustriALL's "Campaign to clean up Shipbreaking - the world's most dangerous Job".

Recycling rate for cans at new record level

| According to the European Aluminium Association (EAA), 7 out of 10 aluminium beverage cans in Europe are recycled.
Dieter Schütz,

Chinese steel imports confuse buyers in Europe

| Steel supplied on the EU market by European steel producers complies with the European regulations and standards. This is not guaranteed in the case of Chinese steel imported in the EU, notably imports of wire rod, rebar and bar, as well as hot-rolled coil and heavy plate. "Steel made in Europe means reliability in trade, stability of properties during processing and safety in the use of the material", Eurofer Director Axel Eggert says.

Eurofer expects strengthening steel demand in 2015

| According to Eurofer Director General Axel Eggert, growth in 2015 is not foreseen to be much higher, but more balanced over the year and more harmonised across the steel using sectors.

Veolia dismantles former French navy cruiser

| The Jeanne D’arc will be dismantled in the Port of Bordeaux during a 32-month project. The company wants to recycle 90 percent of the ship’s material.

World steel outlook: Growth for the next years

| The World Steel Association has released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2014 and 2015. Worldsteel forecasts that global apparent steel use will increase by 2.0% to 1,562 Mt in 2014 following growth of 3.8% in 2013. In 2015, it is forecast that world steel demand will grow by another 2.0% and will reach 1,594 Mt.

Ferrous metals: Signs of progress on export restriction threat

| There are grounds for greater optimism given improving prospects for steel demand and encouraging developments with regard to threatened scrap export restrictions, the BIR Ferrous Division meeting in Miami on June 4 was informed by its President, Christian Rubach of Germany-based TSR Recycling.

Stainless steel: Dramatic period for Europe and the USA

| Two leading experts in the field of stainless steel scrap highlighted fundamental developments on both sides of the Atlantic at the latest BIR Stainless Steel & Special Alloys Committee meeting.

Non-ferrous metal recyclers not well understood

| BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division President Robert Stein of Alter Trading, USA, complained about nations creating false internal markets.

Sorting smallest pieces

| Steinert Elektromagnetbau has launched a Fines all-metal recovery system.

Outlook: Steel market balance will remain fragile

| Strengthening indicators and evidence of improving dynamics suggest that the EU economy is well on track for recovery this year and into 2015.

Toyota recycles copper from wiring harnesses

| According to a press release Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has developed a world-first technology for recycling the copper contained in wiring harnesses, in collaboration with Yazaki Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and eight other companies. The newly-developed technology is expected to produce copper with a purity of 99.96 percent.

Aluminium from aircrafts

| Boeing and Kaiser Aluminium have announced a scrap recycling program.
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