Non-ferrous metals

Beverage Carton Recycling on the rise in Europe

| In 2016, the European Union recycled 47 percent of all beverage cartons placed on the market, or some 430.000 tonnes, according to the latest industry figures gathered by ACE, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment.

Recylex with improved results

| Consolidated sales in the first six months of 2017 came to €218.3 million, up 30% on the level posted in the same period of 2016, chiefly as a result of higher lead and zinc prices.

Metal recovery with new algorithm

| MSS, Inc., the optical sorter division of CP Group, introduces MetalMiner, the next generation of induction-based true all-metal detectors.

Aluminium industry reports positive production figures for H1 2017

| So far this year, business activity in the German aluminium sector has shown a largely positive trend. Aluminium producers (plus 5.7 per cent) and converters (plus three per cent) both increased production in the first half of 2017, although there was a slight decline (minus one per cent) in the production of semis.

Ad Rem introduces a new heavy media plant

| Ad Rem has developed the Vulture, a compact and efficient installation for Zorba and IBA separation.

Preliminary date for world lead and zinc supply and demand released

| Provisional data reported to the ILZSG indicate that world refined lead metal demand exceeded supply by 91kt during the first five months of 2017. Over the same period total reported stock levels increased by 23kt.

Copper: Preliminary Data for March 2017

| World mine production is estimated to have declined by around 3.5% in the first quarter of 2017 and world refined production is estimated to have remained essentially unchanged in the first quarter of 2017.

ILZSG – preliminary data published

| The International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) released preliminary data for world lead and zinc supply and demand during the first four months of 2017.

Eriez Europe releases new corporate video

| Eriez Europe has released a new video showcasing their manufacturing and testing facilities in South Wales, UK.
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BIR: China planning “very severe” scrap import approach

| China’s reform of its scrap import regime will have potentially far-reaching consequences for the non-ferrous metals sector, the latest divisional meeting was warned by Ma Hongchang, BIR’s advisor on the country’s policy and regulatory developments. It was even possible, he told delegates in Hong Kong on May 22, that the Chinese government would go as far as to ban imports of certain items of mixed metal scrap.

Having non-ferrous metals without having a mine

| A new method of electrowinning leads to much lower rates of impurities in the recycling of non-ferrous metals.

BIR: Spotlight on Asian non-ferrous metals markets

| The BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division has invited three guest speakers who will be sharing their expertise during the divisional plenary session on Monday, 22 May 2017 at 9.30, kicking off the BIR World Recycling Convention & Exhibition in Hong Kong.

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.