Non-ferrous metals

European Aluminium: Legislation falls short on scrap exports

| Although the federation approves the decision for real recycling rates, it wants to see more ambitions on the treatment of scrap exports.
Electric material handler

Electric material handler for aluminium recycling

| Biewer Industrie GmbH based in Hilden takes care of the recycling and treatment of waste metal. At the core of this process two Sennebogen 818 electric material handerls sort and load the material and supply the processing facilities.
Oxford Instrumens Vulcan

Vulcan analyses metals

| Based on LIBS, Oxford Instrument’s handheld analyser has been mainly designed for the rapid identification of a wide range of alloys in manufacturing plants within multiple industries and the scrap metal processing/recycling markets.
LED Urban Mining precious metals

Recovering metals from LEDs

| Mineral processing engineer Maria Holuszko and her PhD student Amit Kumar from the University of British Columbia have discovered a way to recover valuable metals from LEDs.
Bunting Magnetics acquires Master Magnets

Bunting Magnetics acquires Master Magnets

| Bunting Magnetics has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Master Magnets, a UK-based manufacturer of magnetic separation equipment.

Recylex finalises financing in Germany

| According to the company, all requisite conditions for the financing of 67 million Euro through a consortium of German banks were satisfied.

Copper: Preliminary Data for September 2016

| According to preliminary ICSG data, the refined copper market for September 2016 showed an apparent production deficit of around 15,000 metric tonnes (t).

Novelis reports significant gains in sustainability

| The company has achieved 53 per cent recycled inputs and 19 per cent reduction in absolute greenhouse gas emissions.
Martin Jäger,

Compromise on indirect costs raises red flag for aluminium industry

| European Aluminium welcomes the European Parliament’s intention to improve compensation for indirect carbon costs through a hybrid model in the ETS vote, but sees danger in the decision to further reduce the maximum national compensation levels allowed.
Martin Jäger,

New sorting plant for aluminium

| Hydro and Austin AI want to develop new technologies for the sorting of aluminium alloys.

Copper: Preliminary Data for August 2016

| According to preliminary International Copper Study Group (ICSG) data, the refined copper market for August 2016 showed an apparent production surplus of around 154,000 metric tonnes (t) mainly due to weaker Chinese apparent refined copper demand and seasonally weak usage in other regions.

Greenpeace warns of environmental disaster from dumping Samsung phones

| Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of being discarded into the environment.

When market fluctuations lead to mood fluctuations

| At the BIR autumn congress in Amsterdam Alexandra Weibel-Natan of Manco gave at not too optimistic market report for non-ferrous metals.

Non-ferrous metals: Recyclers need to be resilient

| In a presentation of the non-ferrous metals division at the BIR autumn congress in Amsterdam, ISRI-Chair Mark Lewon gave an overview of the USA scrap market and urged the companies to reinvent themselves.