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A total of 96.1 million motor vehicles were produced globally last year – of which almost 78 million represented passenger cars. Growth was up 14% in China, 2.8% in Europe and 1.6% in North...
Lefort America’s new base is at Sunrise in the state of Florida. ‘Our newly-acquired building now gives us nearly 15 000 square feet of combined office and warehouse space, which will...
Since 2012, nearly 2 million mobile phones have been diverted from e-scrap burning operations in developing countries thanks to Closing the Loop. Up to 95% of precious metals that would otherwise be...
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...
Although many experts were not expecting a sizeable downward correction, the end of the month has arrived with cfr price indications for Turkey-bound shipments from Europe and North America hovering...
Around 30% of batteries are recycled in Portugal each year, representing some 25 000 tonnes; this is below the mandatory 45% target set by the EU for 2016. To improve on these recycling statistics,...
Optimism in the marketplace has been boosted by an improvement in all alloying metal prices. Higher nickel values, firmer steel scrap and expectations of an increase in chrome prices in the coming...
Elsewhere, Pakistan’s scrap importers have been prepared to match or better the prices paid by their Indian counterparts who have been rendered largely quiet by elevated international price...
Almost 2 million phones have been recycled since Closing the Loop started its operations in 2012. Belgium’s industry leader Umicore takes care of the metals recovery, managing over 99% metals...
The carbon footprint of nickel units procured from scrap is 22 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per 100 000 tonnes of nickel produced as compared to 212 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide for every 100 000...
However, latest statistics from the US Census Bureau and US International Trade Commission confirm that American ferrous scrap exports to all destinations soared 20.5% in the opening six months of...
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...
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...
AMI has yet to select a location for the plant, but indicates it will be situated near a manufacturing hub of electronic vehicle batteries. The US company also intends to recycle other valuable...
The consortium uses a cryo-mill to pulverise electronic waste - primarily the computer chips and polymers that make up printed circuit boards - into particles so small that they do not contaminate...
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...
Closure of induction furnaces in China has created displaced volumes of scrap, some of which have been dispatched to a number of other Asian countries - including India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan...
The cumulative production total of 142.08 million tonnes was 5% or almost 7 million tonnes higher than that for April 2016, the WSA reports. World crude steel output amounted to 550.841 million...
‘Very tight’ scrap supply and rising prices have prompted several mills in Asia - notably in India, Taiwan and also South Korea - to ‘switch in part from scrap to nickel for...
The result was ‘driven primarily by good raw material markets, particularly in the recycling area’, states the Germany-based group, adding that higher metal prices led to a ‘very...
Total mine supply hit 1,330 koz, which represents a decrease of 6.3% year-on-year, thus marking the lowest result since the third quarter of 2014. Recycling is projected to fall by 6% year-on-year to...
The new recruit will be responsible for ‘researching the need for specialized machinery and gaining insight from customers and attachment manufacturers to develop machine enhancements’,...
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...
'This is another major achievement and sees the recycling rate of steel for packaging pull still further away from that of other packaging materials,' comments APEAL'S secretary general Alexis Van...
The lead-acid battery chemistry segment led the Battery Recycling Market in 2016 and is projected to be the fastest-growing segment by 2022, according to new data by Markets and Markets. The...
In March, China’s crude steel output entered uncharted territory in reaching 71.995 million tonnes - the highest for any single month. The country’s production amounted to more than 201...
He will remain on the LME board and will continue as a member of the management committee of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX), of which the LME is a wholly-owned subsidiary. Chamberlain...
Recycling operation incomes amounted to US$ 21 million, as compared to US$ 10 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 (excluding a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of US$ 5.5 million). The company...
The innovative plasma furnace designed by Tetronics will allow Cohen’s multi-million dollar recycling plant to process an initial 20 million pounds of e-scrap annually. BlueOak says it will...

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