Metal scrap

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.