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Recovered from the non-metallic waste fraction of end-of-life vehicles, the Axpoly r-ABS resins are claimed to deliver a carbon footprint saving of two-thirds when compared with virgin ABS made from...
The EU Commission will have until August 2017 to decide what it will do with the recommendations made by these studies and whether this advice will lead to changes in ELV legislation. In other news,...
Since Recycling International last reported on the nickel and stainless markets in late October, both have climbed to higher levels. In terms of stainless steel scrap, 304 material has advanced from...
Despite the fact that ferrous scrap has registered substantial price gains in the fourth quarter, experts are still claiming that the commodity is significantly under-valued when viewed in relation...
The report covers medical and laboratory materials such as packaging, gloves, tissues, bandages and infusion kits. At present, autoclaving and incineration are the most chosen methods of treatment...
Ferrous metal recycling is said to gain 'maximum traction' during the forecast period. The use of scrap in steel production has formed an 'integral part' of the steel making industry, with an...
But across the first seven months of 2016 as a whole, the market was still showing a production deficit of around 264 000 tonnes compared to a shortfall of almost 70 000 tonnes for January-July 2015...
While many European countries have been reporting below-expectation recovered paper collections throughout the summer and even into the early autumn, France confirms a strengthening of collection...
Pyrolysis process was the largest technology segment of the global recycled plastic and plastic waste to oil market, accounting for more than 50% of the global share in 2014. Meanwhile, polyethylene...
While nickel has been tracing its various ups and downs during the course of September, scrap prices have remained relatively stable. As the month draws to a close, buying price ranges for 304 and...
The new Watson analyser is claimed to require ‘only seconds’ to complete positive material identification of 423 metal alloys. According to Tribogenics, the device is ‘already...
‘This is a great example of computer-inspired material discovery,’ comments Praveen Thallapally, one of the researchers and associated with the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest...
Platinum consumption in autocatalyst applications rose by 2% to 93.7 tonnes last year, according to the report. But autocatalyst scrap declined by 14%, giving up the gains of the previous two years...
That said, this April's crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (WSA) was only a slender 0.5% short of the tally for the same month last year at 134.906...
OCC prices have been holding up well in the international marketplace, not least because of stable purchasing by the Chinese and renewed buying activity by Indonesian mills, with India also said to...
Despite the fact that prices of many non-ferrous metals are now significantly higher than they were at the time of our previous analysis, inflows of scrap remain constrained in many instances. As of...
Compared to the prices noted in our report of mid-January, 304 stainless steel scrap has seen an increase from US$ 890-940 per tonne to US$ 920-970 whereas the 316 quality is unmoved on US$ 1200-1250...
Another month, another ferrous scrap price drift - with current levels prompting experts to voice concern over the sector’s economic well-being. Latest cfr price indications for shipments from...
PET packaging will see 'strong growth' owing to greater demand in end-use markets, it claims. 'Driven mainly by increasing demand in emerging and transitional economies, the market will grow 3.6%...
'In the scrap business, mistakes can cost a fortune,' Tribogenics observes. That's why the firm is dedicated to redefining the industry standard with Watson XRF. The robust device, which is made in...
In value terms, the passenger car battery market is said to be the most dominant automotive segment - followed by commercial, two-wheeler, three-wheeler and off-road - and it is expected to maintain...
Friedrich has performed the first audit at Redux Recycling′s sites in Bremerhaven and Dietzenbach, Germany. The battery firm granted ′full access to every corner and paper′ at these...
After having ended August at US$ 1680-1730 per tonne, the price range for the 304 quality tumbled to US$ 1410-1460 a month later while the 316 grade retreated to US$ 2040-2090 from US$ 2310-2360....
Approximately 150 million mobile phones are discarded each year in the USA, according to IBISWorld. Up to 35 000 pounds of copper and 772 pounds of silver can be recovered per 1 million devices...
In Recycling International's latest nickel and stainless steel analysis, it is reported that the 304 quality witnessed a decline from US$ 1800-1850 per tonne in early June to US$ 1750-1800 in late...
Capesize rates have risen because vessel availability in both the Atlantic and Pacific basins has become ′tighter′, Commodore states. ′Going forward, demand for capesize vessels is...
Angela Zhou and Lawrence Li reckon shipping companies' low earnings can be attributed to the weak Baltic Dry Index and container freight rates. For instance, Singapore-listed Neptune Orient Lines (...
At the same time, rationalisation is continuing to take place within Europe's scrap sector as larger companies review their operations and close yards in certain regions, according to European...
′Lithium-ion batteries provide efficient energy storage and their use in vehicles will continue to expand,′ says Dr Charles Standridge, who led the research project. The battery in the...
In the USA and Canada, paper and paperboard recovery has increased by 81% since 1990, with the countries achieving respective recycling rates of 70% and 80%. In Europe, the average is 75% while the...
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