Non-ferrous metals

Christine Becker,

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.

Aluminium industry launches Circular Aluminium Action Plan

| European Aluminium has launched its Circular Aluminium Action Plan, a strategy for achieving aluminium’s full potential for a circular economy by 2030.

Sorting non-ferrous metals right down to 5 mm grain size

| The new Steinert Chutec chute sorter rounds off the portfolio of sensor- based sorting equipment for non-ferrous metals and allows heavy metals right down to a size of 5 mm to be sorted.

Pushing recycling to the max

| Thyssenkrupp Rasselstein and Hoffmann Neopac want to make new food cans from used cans, crown corks and twist-off closures.

IARC 2020 postponed to September

| ICM has postponed the International Automobile Recycling Congress 2020 to September due to the current situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus.

Euric unveils metal recycling brochure

| Euric has published a factsheet on Metal Recycling highlighting the importance of both ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling and their substantial benefits for the environment and the economy in Europe.

Mobile Eddy Current for efficient metal recovery

| More and more recyclers are considering mobile metals separation from their recycle materials. More and more depth is being sought in the recycling of these materials, which is why more and more metals, such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, are being separated on location by mobile equipment.

“No way back” following transformation in scrap trade flows

| According to David Chiao of US-based Uni-All Group Ltd, the main issues affecting non-ferrous scrap businesses at present are the US/China trade war, political instability around the world and a widespread decline in manufacturing, with some countries’ automotive industries recording 10% production drops over the recent period.

Aluminium beverage can recycling hits record in 2017

| The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland in 2017 rose 2.3% from 2016 (72.8%), to reach an all-time record 74.5% in 2017.

Steinert reduces magnesium proportion when processing scrap aluminium

| Increasing the aluminium purity and handling the specifically defined alloy concentrations in a targeted manner are becoming increasingly important when processing varied scrap aluminium.
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