Non-ferrous metals

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.
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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.
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“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.

Tomra launches solution for sorting smallest metal fractions

| Tomra Sorting Recycling has launched a new machine, the X-TRACT X6 FINES, for the high-purity sorting of mixed non-ferrous metal fractions at Aluminum USA.

German aluminium industry expecting slight economic downturn

| According to the Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA), the federation of the german aluminium industry, the German aluminium industry is cutting back production in many areas. The expectations are subdued while the risk situation remains unchanged.

Mobile magnet system separates both ferrous and non-ferrous metals

| Cooperation between Dutch company Goudsmit Magnetics of Waalre and German company Sortatec has resulted in a mobile metal separator that separates both ferrous and non-ferrous metals from bulk flows.
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Solid Wastes in Base Metal Mining, Smelting and Refining

| A Comprehensive Study for the Copper, Lead, Zinc and Nickel Industries - this research project report presents the results from a study commissioned on behalf of the International Copper, Nickel and Lead-Zinc Study Groups by a team of experts coordinated by RMIT University, Melbourne.
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Most new plants use low-scrap input despite cost and environmental pluses, says analyst

| There are some powerful reasons for mills to favour the use of stainless steel scrap over virgin materials, not least that it is “the lowest cost option” for consuming mills and the subject of “very competitive pricing at the moment”.

Aluminium scrap “cheap” so incentive to use more, according to leading analyst

| The implementation date of July 1 is fast approaching for China’s new non-ferrous scrap import licensing procedures.

A man’s mission for a better global resource recovery industry

| Ejvind Pedersen is a prominent figure in the global industry that supplies resources into the automotive sector, turning incineration bottom ash (IBA) into pure metal fractions that reach primary raw material quality.
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