Posted: June 16th, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 1 Brite Copper scrap, brass plated, grades of metals, magnet, metal, non-ferrous (no iron) metal, plated zinc die cast, scrap metal recycling, shiny copper-coloured wire | No Comments »
It May Look LIke A Duck and Quack LIke A Duck. But Is It Really A Duck?
There is an old maxim that says one should not judge a book by its cover. This has meaning in the scrap metal recycling industry as well. The outward appearance of metal can often fool you into thinking it is something that it is not. Here are some examples and some tips and tricks.
Take a close look at the picture below.
Copper or steel with a copper coating. Hard to tell, isn't it.
Posted: June 9th, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: CARI, Good Recycling Practices, Scrap Metal Recycling, Scrap Wire Recycling | Tags: Bureau of International Recycling, Bureau of Labour Statistics, environment, export sales, ISRI, jobs, metric tons, Natural Resources Canada, raw material, Robin Wiener, Scrap Recycling Industries | No Comments »
Following the release of new data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) reported last month that the scrap recycling industry is a healthy one.
In the U.S. the industry grew 40 % between 2009 and 2010 adding about 10,000 jobs to an industry that now employs about 113,000 people. Revenues from 130 million metric tons of scrap metal, plastic, glass, textiles, rubber and electronics were more than $77 billion U.S as the industry provided raw material for consumers in the United States and more than 155 countries around the world. It contributed nearly $30 billion U.S. in export sales alone.
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Scrap Metal Recycling. As Growing Industries Go, It’s Not Too Shabby.
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Posted: June 1st, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Company News, Good Recycling Practices, Scrap Copper Recycling, Scrap Metal Tips and Tricks, Scrap Wire Recycling | Tags: air pollution control, air quality improvement, alloys, baghouse system, dust explosions, dust management, insulated wire, metal alloys, metal analysis, niton gun, NR Murphy Limited, operational safety and efficiency, wire processing | No Comments »
It’s Not as Scary As It Sounds
At the moment, we are in the process of installing new and very powerful air pollution control equipment at our wire processing facility.
Commonly referred to as a ‘baghouse’, this equipment is much more than a gigantic vacuum cleaner. Baghouse systems are specifically engineered and set up to manage different dust producing applications. Systems of this type are in use across a wide range of industries including: foundry and steel operations, pharmaceutical manufacturing, food manufacturing, and in the chemical, cement and lumber industries. In fact, many industrial processes can only operate with baghouse equipment in place.