Non-Ferrous

Tracing the origin of gold and where it eventually ends up can be quite difficult, Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) observes. Transparency among all who handle gold products and by products, as well as...
Refined copper supply has been bolstered by rising secondary production from scrap, with the eight-month total of 2.771 million tonnes representing an increase of 10% from last year’s 2.515...
The project, to be implemented by mid-2018, will include a new building to house a 21-ton rotary furnace capable of melting various forms of aluminium scrap. ‘It will incorporate state-of-the-...
Itronics Inc. reports it saw its per-melt silver bullion production go up by 24% since May 2017 and that this will likely increase another 11% to reach a total of 35% by year-end. The company intends...
Almost 30 billion cans have been recycled across the entire European continent, so the group says. ‘This means that every second an aluminium beverage can is being recycled somewhere in Europe...
There was also a small decline in global usage of refined copper across the opening seven months of this year: the total of 13.69 million tonnes trailed the 13.763 million tonnes of January-July 2016...
Secondary aluminium accounts for 30% of India’s overall aluminium consumption of 3.3 million tonnes per year. In the past six years, secondary aluminium demand has almost doubled to 1.1 million...
Aluminium scrap shipments to leading outlet China surged 13.5% to 521 277 tonnes - but this percentage gain was eclipsed by increases of 23.3% and 20.2% in US deliveries to, respectively, South Korea...
In the world recycling organisation’s latest ‘World Mirror on Non-Ferrous Metals’, its advisor on Chinese regulatory and policy developments Ma Hongchang points out that revisions...
In recent weeks, LME prices for some metals have returned to levels last visited several years ago on the back of, among other factors, more positive economic data out of China and the European...
The number 'essentially has remained constant since 2014' when the publication last printed its roll-call of shredder operations, notes publisher Kent Kiser. Of the 359 units, 316 can be found in the...
Novelis's state-of-the-art facility at Nachterstedt in Germany processes more than 400 000 tonnes of aluminium scrap per annum and the company recycles more than 60 billion post-consumer beverage...
As well as a general economic overview of the global non-ferrous scrap market, delegates will be treated to three guest presentations. Deepak Mahendra, former managing director of Chassis Brakes...
These and other questions will be tackled at the upcoming International Recycled Aluminium Conference, organised by Metal Bulletin and taking place on November 13-15 at the Novotel Warszawa Centrum...
It has been over 165 years since two category-four Atlantic hurricanes hit the USA in the same year. ‘The regions ravaged by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma face a recovery period that will...
Germany’s primary aluminium production amounted to 273 100 tonnes for January to June (+0.7% year on year) while the recycled total was 387 800 tonnes. ‘The underlying economic conditions for the...
These observations were made as the Germany-based group announced operating earnings before taxes of Euro 211 million for the first nine months of the 2016/17 financial year as compared to Euro 148...
Latest figures from the US Census Bureau and US International Trade Commission show that China upped its purchases by 13.4% - from 302 926 tonnes in January-June 2016 to 343 571 tonnes in the...
Primary production declined by 2% year on year to 7.889 million tonnes whereas scrap-based production leapt 12% from 1.532 million tonnes in January-May 2016 to 1.71 million tonnes in the...
BIR's advisor on China's regulatory and policy developments Ma Hongchang explains in the Mirror that the country's ministry of environmental protection has conducted full-scale inspections over...
Primary production declined by 2% year on year to 4.744 million tonnes whereas secondary production from scrap soared 13% from 903 000 tonnes in January-March 2016 to 1.024 million tonnes in this...
Writing in the latest World Mirror, Chiao relates how a major Chinese aluminium consumer recently placed an import order for Zorba but was supplied with demolition waste containing no metal value at...
Listed among the company’s key achievements in the period under review is ‘an improved metal mix by increasing recycled inputs from 53% to 55% for the full year’. It also achieved...
Only 7 tonnes of gold out of the 24 000 tonnes estimated to be available was collected via the cash for gold recycling scheme that was launched ‘with much fanfare’ in November 2015 by...
Immediately following the Chinese New Year celebrations, it is reported that the country’s customs authorities began to step up import inspections in a bid to prevent smuggling of electronic,...
An estimated 10 000+ people are expected to attend the expo. This includes 400 exhibitors, of which 30% come from abroad. METEF has become a reference point for the ferrous and non-ferrous metals...
WEEE Solutions will be held on March 28 – 29, while RUSMET will be held on 28-30 March at the five-star Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow. The high-profile business events will provide an update on...
LME cash prices are at the following per-tonne levels (the corresponding figures from our non-ferrous metals report at the end of November are given in brackets): aluminium US$ 1800 (US$ 1765);...
In China, meanwhile, industry is having to adapt to ever-stricter rules which are partly behind the announcement from the country’s biggest zinc smelter that it is to cut production. In late...
There were steep increases in metals prices - notably for copper - immediately following the US presidential election victory of Donald Trump. The question is now whether these gains can prove to be...

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