While the recycling industry churns away, and more scrap metal gets recycled every year, there’s much that happens once the recycled metal is ready to be used again. The fact is, old vehicles, old appliances, and industrial waste all contribute to new sources of recycled metal. These materials are practically as good as virgin metal because none of the physical properties are compromised in the recycling process. The good news is that world demand for recycled metal is ever growing.
As defined, non-ferrous metals are those metals (and including alloys) that do not contain iron in measurable amounts. These metals are more expensive than other metals because they offer benefits that are attractive to industrial manufacturers. For example, aluminium is lightweight – perfect for the car industry; copper is a good conductor – ideal for electronic manufacturers; and zinc is resistant to corrosion – just what you need for batteries. Continue reading