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What is Non Ferrous Metal?

Have you ever wondered what non ferrous metal is as opposed to ferrous metal is?

By definition, non-ferrous metals are types of metals and alloys that don’t contain iron.  They include numerous metal families, such as well-known nickel, lead, and brass; precious metals such as gold, platinum, and silver; and more exotic metals such as cadmium, cobalt, and lithium. Continue reading

Why Should You Recycle Non Ferrous Metals?

To begin with, let’s define non ferrous metals. Non ferrous metals are any metals that do not contain iron, such as: copper, aluminum, lead, zinc and more. The great thing about these metals is that they are all recyclable. The non ferrous metals that can be recycled can also be repurposed. There are many benefits to recycling non ferrous metals, and this article will outline the top reasons as to why you should recycle non ferrous metals. Continue reading

Non-Ferrous Metals

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