Metal scrap

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From spark test to smart tech—how and why scrap metal sorting has changed

| Today’s metal recycling yards are processing a higher volume and greater variety of scrap metals than ever before. That means efficient and accurate sorting—down to the specific alloy and grade of the material—is business-critical.

Crude steel production continues to increase

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 162.7 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2019, a 5.4% increase compared to May 2018.

Steel packaging meets industry target 3 years earlier

| Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has hit an all-time high of 80.5%, according to figures issued by APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging.
Dieter Schütz,

China’s shredder population surges to just short of US levels

| In a “dramatic” development, the number of shredders installed within China has soared by around 250 over the last two years to a new total of 317, it was revealed to the latest BIR Shredder Committee meeting by its Chairman, Alton Scott Newell III of Newell Recycling Equipment in the USA.

Crude steel production increases in April

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 156.7 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2019, a 6.4% increase compared to April 2018.
Jürgen Nießen,

Using more scrap in steelmaking is an environmental “no-brainer”

| There are different technological pathways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in steelmaking but the best option is “to maximise the use of scrap” such as through switching to the electric arc furnace (EAF) production route where possible, according to Dr. Ir. Steven Vercammen, Senior Knowledge Expert at worldwide management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

TowerBrook announces sale of Metallo Group

| TowerBrook Capital Partners has announced that it has signed an agreement with Aurubis AG, Hamburg, for the disposal of Metallo Holdings 3 B.V., (“Metallo”), the Belgian-Spanish non-ferrous metals recycling Group.

Eddy current separator module for complete metal recovery

| Eriez Europe has provided a one-stop custom solution to St. Margarets Metal Recycling and Transfer Centre Ltd. metal recovery problem within their scrapping process.

Worldsteel: Global steel demand continues to grow

| The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has released its April 2019 Short Range Outlook (SRO). Worldsteel forecasts global steel demand will reach 1,735 Mt in 2019, an increase of 1.3% over 2018. In 2020, demand is projected to grow by 1.0% to reach 1,752 Mt.

Mobile scrap shear for Loacker Swiss Recycling

| Copex has just started a Reflex mobile scrap shear with a cutting force of 650 tons on a customer’s site at which the Swiss recycler, a subsidiary of the Austrian Loacker Group has won a major contract for the processing of railway material.

Crude steel production increases in February

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 137.3 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2019, a 4.1% increase compared to February 2018.

BMRA launches ‘Support your local scrap yard, support your local community’

| The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has launched a new campaign to encourage members of the public to support their local scrap yard, while raising funds for local schools, community projects and charities.

Recycled Metal Market is forecast to surpass USD 125 billion by 2024

| According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the Recycled Metal Market size is forecast to exceed USD 125 billion by 2024.

Robots to sort scrap metal in Sweden

| Swedish scrap processing company Skrotfrag installs a robotic sorting line for scrap metal.
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