Non-ferrous metals

Container deposit system provides national solution to Australia’s war on waste

| Adelaide-based technology and engineering company SAGE Automation is increasing production of its smart container deposit systems on the back of increased demand from Queensland.

No separation anxiety

| Clean sorting of the final product is important, and not just in recycling. With the Metalfex, Komptech offers a mobile nonferrous metal separator, that also efficiently separates out ferrous metals.

Recylex: Significant sales decrease

| The Recylex Group has reported its sales for the financial year to December 31st 2018 and for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Strong magnets improve recovery and separation of stainless steels

| The Steinert MSB HG rotary magnetic belt separator is an enhancement of the Steinert MSB for recovering stainless steel content from bulky materials within recycling processes.

Novelis Invests $175 Million to Expand Aluminum Production and Recycling Capabilities in Brazil

| Investment to add 100kt of rolling and 60kt of recycling capacity and additional water source.

Nickel price volatility likely to remain “pretty intense”

| World output of stainless steel leapt 7.6% in 2016 and a further 6.7% in 2017 - but “a turning point” has been reached and the rate of increase can be expected to slow to perhaps 3.4% in 2018 and 2.6% in 2019, according to Jim Lennon, Senior Commodities Consultant at UK-based Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd.

Tariffs “create more problems than they will solve”

| “Tariffs are a very blunt instrument and can give a lot of unintended consequences,” declared Edward Meir in his guest presentation to the latest meeting of the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division on October 7.

Cronimet with successful first half in 2018

| In the first half of 2018, the Cronimet Holding Group, headquartered in Karlsruhe, was able to continue the positive development of 2017 and increase sales by approx. 8% to Euro 1.3 billion compared to the previous year.

German Aluminium industry expects marginal production growth

| So far this year, the development of business activity in the German aluminium sector has been mainly positive, says the German association of the aluminium industry (GDA).
Frank van de Winkel, Tomra Sorting Business Development Manager Metals (Foto: Tomra Sorting Recycling)

Tomra to spotlight sensor-based sorting technologies

| Tomra Sorting Recycling will show how X-Tract and LIBS technologies can help increase the worldwide supply of aluminium at the same time as enhancing sustainability.
UBC recycling - Hydro,Neuss - Photo: Hydro/Michael Rennertz

Aluminium packaging industry welcomes guideline from central agency

| Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA) and Deutsche Aluminium Verpackung Recycling GmbH (DAVR) regard the draft guideline published recently by Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (ZSVR, Foundation Central Agency Packaging Register) as a good start for the dual systems to assess whether packaging is suitable for recycling.

Aluminium beverage can recycling at 74 per cent

| The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland increased by 0.7% to a new record level of 73.6% in 2015. This is well above the recently approved new EU 2025 recycling target of 65% for all packaging.

Non-Ferrous Metals: “Many questions but very few answers”

| 2018 was proving to be “a very challenging year” for the scrap industry, according to BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division President David Chiao of the Uni-All Group in his opening remarks to the body’s latest meeting, held in Barcelona on May 28.

Aluminium packaging: recycling, of course!

| Recycling topped the agenda at this year’s GDA Sustainable Aluminium Packaging Summit in Dusseldorf.
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