Non-ferrous metals

Constellium planning a recycling investment in Europe

| Constellium has announced that it is in the advanced planning stages of an investment to increase its recycling capacity in Europe.

A time for the scrap industry to channel its “passion and positivity”

| At the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division’s eForum in June this year, much of the debate had surrounded China’s proposed “recycled material” reclassification system covering brass, copper and cast aluminium alloy imports.

New study shows life cycle of stainless steels

| Team Stainless has published ‘The Global Life Cycle of Stainless Steels’, a summary of the results of a study which quantifies the stocks and flows cycle of stainless steels.

Investing in aluminium packaging sorting and recycling pays off

| Several speakers stressed the need to invest now into the Circular Economy, during the European Aluminium web workshop on investing in better collection and sorting of used aluminium packaging for recycling.

Hongqiao and Scholz to build recycling park

| On Saturday, 26 September 2020, China’s aluminum producer China Hongqiao and Scholz Recycling Group have agreed upon a joint venture to promote a circular and green aluminum route by setting up a Recycling Industrial Park in Binzhou, Shandong Province.

International Congress for Battery Recycling

| The 25th anniversary edition of ICBR innovated this year and proposed a unique experience for delegates to choose between attending in person or online. All presentations, panel discussion, and workshop were featured on-site and virtually for the delegates from around the globe.

Europe’s strategy for critical raw materials “a double-edged sword”

| From electric vehicles to solar panels, energy storage products are Europe’s way out of fossil fuels.

Aluminium recycling technology boosted by crystallisation research

| An innovative method for aluminium recycling has been boosted by research showing the microscopic changes that take place when molten alloys cool. 

Video recordings of BIR Global Forum

| From 2 to 23 June 2020, BIR organised a series of 11 online commodity sessions. 1470 members participated online. Now highlights and full video archives are available for all BIR members.
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Cooperation for recycling of rare-earth magnets

| Geomega Resources and USA Rare Earth have announced that they have entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) to recycle rare earth-containing production waste from USA Rare Earth’s future production of sintered neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) permanent magnets (sintered neo magnets) in the United States.

Addressing the challenges of aluminium recycling

| Demand for aluminium has risen steadily over recent years and is predicted to increase further over the next two decades, with both the European car industry and construction industry likely to remain major end users of this highly versatile metal.

Steinert: e-book on sorting non-ferrous metals and separating heavy metals

| The new e-book from the sorting specialist Steinert explains how to separate non-ferrous metals and heavy metals to the maximum.

Non-Ferrous Metals: Scrap traders anticipate boost from China

| Metal prices will struggle to maintain current levels as the true economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic begins to emerge, it was suggested at the Non-Ferrous Metals commodity session of the BIR Global eForum on June 3.

Production of low magnesium twitch from zorba

| Tomra Sorting Recycling has further developed its X-TRACT units to separate magnesium from aluminum in products such as Zorba and Twitch.
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