Issue #3 / 2017

COVER STORY: How to scrap cars that 'disappear'?


In this issue:


ISRI New Orleans 
A new breeze is blowing...
'We're gonna sell 30% above budget,' said an attendee of the 2017 convention and expo of the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries in New Orleans... more
 
PLATINUM GROUP METALS 
Strong car market driving physical demand
... more
 
INTERVIEW 
Murat Bayram: 'The market has no mercy’
You need to be an all-rounder to survive in scrap metal trading, believes Murat Bayram, who has responsibility for the Continental European non-ferrou... more
 
COVER STORY 
The lost scrap headache
'A great many end-of-life vehicles go missing every year, all over Europe, which means we cannot run our plants at full capacity,' lamented Gareth Wil... more
 
PAPER RECYCLING 
'Inclusive growth' the way forward for paper trade
... more
 
BUSINESS 
Recovering carbon black from Chile's mining tyres
Chile has the world’s biggest copper mines. But this long, slender South American country also has the world’s biggest graveyard for tyres... more
 
PLASTICS RECYCLING 
'Beware of the elephant in the room'
... more
 
VISION 
Want to score? Trust your intuition!
... more
 
IN THE LABORATORY 
Silicon nanoflakes a game-changer for battery sector?
A joint research team from Tohoku University and Osaka University in Japan has developed a cost-effective way to recycle silicon sawdust into high-per... more
 
RUBBER 
Bullet-proof curtains, fashionable flip-flops
... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Ferrous 
Lower steel prices prompt mood swing
The first-quarter rally in ferrous scrap prices proved to be short-lived. Rendered more opaque by the lack of recent trades, late-April cfr price indi... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Nickel & Stainless 
Nickel under renewed pressure
Stainless steel scrap prices have headed around US$ 100 per tonne lower in the last month or so, with the 304 quality attracting US$ 1180-1230 and the... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Non-Ferrous 
Aluminium to continue 'in good shape'
LME cash prices are at the following per-tonne levels (the corresponding figures from our non-ferrous metals report in March are given in brackets): a... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Plastics 
National Sword slashes market interest
Plastic scrap prices crumbled in March on a lack of buying interest. As the Chinese market wilted under the pressure of heightened import controls, ma... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Paper 
Tumbling prices for China-bound OCC
... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Textiles 
Used clothing exporters hit by slow payments
The international used clothing sector is continuing to experience difficult trading conditions. Depot stocks of used clothing remain high and paymen... more
 
BUSINESS 
Gone are Meknes' mountains of rubbish
Morocco has made sustainable development a national priority. And in the city of Meknes, this has become reality with the help of waste management maj... more
 
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