Materials We Buy

The list displayed here provides a general description of some of the scrap metal items and alloys which we commonly purchase from our customers. If you would like more detailed descriptions, click on any of the links below. For general enquiries or further information about these or other items, please contact us directly by phone at 905-612-1288 or e-mail us at info(at)peelscrapmetalrecycling.com

Click on any of the links below for more detailed information:
Copper • Aluminum  • Brass • Insulated Wire • End-of-Life Electronics
Stainless Steel • Nickel Alloys • Nickel • Carbide • Titanium
Steel • Cast Iron • Auto Cast 
Lead • Lead Acid Batteries • Electric Motors • Transformers • Ballasts • Radiators

Brass

An alloy of copper and zinc, it is one of the most frequently purchased metals. The proportions of copper and zinc are varied to create quite a number of different grades. Often, lead, tin or other metals are added to the alloy in small amounts to enhance the machinability of the metal, to assist in further resisting corrosion or to make the alloy harder and easier to forge.
Yellow Brass
The most common type of brass it is used in plumbing and to make musical instruments, hardware, ornaments, keys and plaques.
Taps and Faucets
The brass found in taps and faucets is generally designed for non-corrosive, low pressure applications. It may be chrome plated or housed in plastic or zinc enclosures.
Hard Brass
Harder than other brasses, it is used for bushings and liner applications.
Red Brass
More reddish in colour due to a higher copper content, it is found as valves, machinery bearings and parts.
Brass Turnings
Consist of turnings from various brass alloys. They should be free of aluminum, oil, moisture, iron or other contaminants.

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