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NON-FERROUS

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Nonferrous metals are an important component of our metals recycling business, representing more than 20% of our annual sales. MIL sales all grades of nonferrous scrap, including:

    • Aluminum
    • Brass
    • Copper
    • Die cast / zinc
    • Insulated aluminum wire
    • Insulated copper wire
    • Irony aluminum
    • Lead
    • Lead acid batteries
    • Mixed metals
    • Motors
    • Nickel
    • Stainless steel
    • Tin
    • Titanium and high temperature alloys
    • Turnings

    Our operations receive nonferrous scrap metal through direct purchases and the processing of obsolete scrap materials which contain portions of nonferrous metals. Many of our facilities also contain advanced separation equipment includingHydraulic Baling Press Machines, Shearing Machines, and Eddy Current Separators to ensure that materials are separated appropriately. This results in metal processed into specification-acceptable pieces with size, density and purity that mills and foundries prefer for melting and use in the production of new washed-up metal products

    We transport processed scrap to clients around the cities, primarily via trucks, which take advantage of our strategically located facilities.

    As part of our commitment to being a very efficient, low cost scrap supplier, we are constantly investing in improvements to our facilities which help us to enhance our capabilities and efficiency howeversinking our environmental footprint.


Scrap & Recycling

Category : Crushing

Scrap & Recycling

Scrap consists of recyclable materials left over from product manufacturing and consumption, such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials. Unlike waste, scrap has monetary value, especially recovered metals, and non-metallic materials are also recovered for recycling.


Processing
The “organized chaos” of a scrapyard

Scrap metal originates both in business and residential environments. Typically a “scrapper” will advertise their services to conveniently remove scrap metal for people who don’t need it.

Scrap is often taken to a wrecking yard (also known as a scrapyard, junkyard, or breaker’s yard), where it is processed for later melting into new products. A wrecking yard, depending on its location, may allow customers to browse their lot and purchase items before they are sent to the smelters, although many scrap yards that deal in large quantities of scrap usually do not, often selling entire units such as engines or machinery by weight with no regard to their functional status. Customers are typically required to supply all of their own tools and labor to extract parts, and some scrapyards may first require waiving liability for personal injury before entering. Many scrapyards also sell bulk metals (stainless steel, etc.) by weight, often at prices substantially below the retail purchasing costs of similar pieces.

In contrast to wrecking yards, scrapyards typically sell everything by weight, rather than by item. To the scrapyard, the primary value of the scrap is what the smelter will give them for it, rather than the value of whatever shape the metal may be in. An auto wrecker, on the other hand, would price exactly the same scrap based on what the item does, regardless of what it weighs. Typically, if a wrecker cannot sell something above the value of the metal in it, they would then take it to the scrapyard and sell it by weight. Equipment containing parts of various metals can often be purchased at a price below that of either of the metals, due to saving the scrapyard the labor of separating the metals before shipping them to be recycled.


Ferrous

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Our metals recycling operations fabricate a variety of high quality ferrous products (iron and steel) for use in steel mill and foundry melting. With an advanced processing technologies and material management systems, we are competent to produceassureregularity of grade, size and purity of the products.

Standard products include:
Obsolete grades:

  • Plate and structural
  • Heavy melt
  • Shredded scrap
  • Steel turnings
  • Cast iron borings
  • Heavy breakable cast

Prime grades:

  • Industrial bundles
  • Busheling
  • Auto cast
  • Foundry busheling

Our metals recycling network is designed to meet the needs of our clients, both large and small. We continually invest in state-of-the-art technologies to ensure the consistency and reliability across all of our product grades. As wepromised to being an efficient and low-cost scrap provider, wedeliverdeep-water port facilitiesgateways that allow efficient transport of the bulk-loaded shipments through major highways. In fiscal 2018, our recycling facilities shipped more than15,000MTs of ferrous metal.


Aluminium Recycling

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Aluminium recycling is the process by which scrap aluminium can be reused in products after its initial production. The process involves simply re-melting the metal, which is far less expensive and energy-intensive than creating new aluminium through the electrolysis of aluminium oxide (Al2O3), which must first be mined from bauxite ore and then refined using theBayer process. Recycling scrap aluminium requires only 5% of the energy used to make new aluminium.For this reason, approximately 31% of all aluminium produced in the United States comes from recycled scrap. Used beverage containers are the largest component of processed aluminum scrap, and most of it is manufactured back into aluminium cans.

Advantages

The recycling of aluminium generally produces significant cost savings over the production of new aluminium, even when the cost of collection, separation and recycling are taken into account.Over the long term, even larger national savings are made when the reduction in the capital costs associated with landfills, mines, and international shipping of raw aluminium are considered.

Energy savings

Recycling aluminium uses about 5% of the energy required to create aluminium from bauxite; the amount of energy required to convert aluminium oxide into aluminium can be vividly seen when the process is reversed during the combustion of thermite or ammonium perchlorate composite propellant.

Environmental savings

Recycled aluminium uses 5% of the energy that would be needed to create a comparable amount from raw materials. The benefit with respect to emissions of carbon dioxide depends on the type of energy used. Electrolysis can be done using electricity from non-fossil-fuel sources, such as nuclear, geothermal, hydroelectric, or solar. Aluminium production is attracted to sources of cheap electricity. Canada, Brazil, Norway, and Venezuela have 61 to 99% hydroelectric power and are major aluminium producers.

The vast amount of aluminium used means that even small percentage losses are large expenses, so the flow of material is well monitored and accounted for financial reasons. Efficient production and recycling benefits the environment as well.


Copper Recycling

Category : Crushing

Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is a soft, malleable and ductile metal with very high thermal andelectrical conductivity. A freshly exposed surface of pure copper has a reddish-orange color. It is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, as a building material and as a constituent of various metal alloys, such as sterling silver used in jewelry, cupronickel used to make marine hardware and coins and constantan used in strain gauges and thermocouples for temperature measurement.

Copper is found as a pure metal in nature, and this was the first source of the metal to be used by humans, c. 8000 BC. It was the first metal to be smelted from its ore, c. 5000 BC, the first metal to be cast into a shape in a mold, c. 4000 BC and the first metal to be purposefully alloyed with another metal, tin, to create bronze, c. 3,500 BC.

In the Roman era, copper was principally mined on Cyprus, the origin of the name of the metal, from aes сyprium (metal of Cyprus), later corrupted to сuprum, from which the words copper (English), cuivre (French), Koper (Dutch) and Kupfer (German) are all derived. The commonly encountered compounds are copper(II) salts, which often impart blue or green colors to such minerals as azurite, malachite, and turquoise, and have been used widely and historically as pigments. Architectural structures built with copper (usually roofing elements) corrode to give green verdigris (or patina). Decorative art prominently features copper, both in the elemental metal and in compounds as pigments. Copper compounds are also used as bacteriostatic agents, fungicides, and wood preservatives.

Copper is essential to all living organisms as a trace dietary mineral because it is a key constituent of the respiratory enzyme complex cytochrome c oxidase. Inmolluscs and crustaceans copper is a constituent of the blood pigment hemocyanin, replaced by the iron-complexed hemoglobin in fish and other vertebrates. In humans, copper is found mainly in the liver, muscle, and bone.The adult body contains between 1.4 and 2.1 mg of copper per kilogram of body weight. Hence a healthy human weighing 60 kilogram contains approximately 0.1 g of copper. However, this small amount is essential to the overall human well-being.


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