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Over recent weeks, scrap buyers in Turkey have steered clear of the deep-sea market for long periods following the USA’s announcement of a 25% tariff on steel imports and a subsequent drop-off...
The ‘groundbreaking’ REB4 baler uses 55 tons of force per door to push the material below the cutting knife and into the charging chamber, increasing charging efficiency, eliminating roll...
Officially, the Chinese steel industry’s scrap use sky-rocketed more than 64% year on year to 147.9 million tonnes in 2017, prompting a dramatic increase in the proportion of steel scrap used...
Production across the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (WSA) amounted to 131.791 million tonnes for an increase of 3.5% over the 127.338 million tonnes of February last year....
Following the decision by US president Donald Trump to introduce tariffs of 25% and 10% on, respectively, steel and aluminium imports, the Chinese government has said it will respond with a 25%...
According to latest data published by the International Copper Study Group (ICSG), secondary output climbed from 3.866 million tonnes in 2016 to 4.037 million tonnes last year whereas primary...
In the latest BIR world mirror on Latin America, Acosta foresees 'significant changes' to the recycling industry. 'Like water, scrap flows will seek the paths of least resistance,' he says. 'Could...
Writing in the committee's latest Mirror report, Van Kleef says that shipments of stainless steel from Indonesia to China have emerged as 'a significant factor' in the marketplace since August last...
Metso has experienced 'substantial growth' in orders for its metal recycling solutions. In 2017, the company delivered major orders to customers around the world, in China and Europe but also in Asia...
'By far the most popular and useful guillotine size is 700-900 tons,' reckons Pierluigi Sambolino of G.P.S. Processing Solutions, based in Ferrara, Italy. With this size of shear and a good operator...
In the first batch of import licences issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection on December 26, seven enterprises were approved for a total of 188 601 tons of mixed metals; and in the second...
Next on the list comes the USA with an increase of 4% in its crude steel production last year to 81.64 million tonnes, followed by Russia (+1.3% to an estimated 71.34 million tonnes) and South Korea...
On the back of healthy demand from Turkish mills, 2017 ended with HMS I/II 80/20 scrap from the USA and Baltic Sea commanding up to US$ 370 per tonne on a cfr basis. Although international trading...
With primary refined production dropping 2% year on year to 15.915 million tonnes, the increase in scrap-based production from 3.181 million tonnes to 3.481 million tonnes brought about a small gain...
Total exports from America surged almost 20% from a little over 11.5 million tonnes in January-November 2016 to approaching 13.78 million tonnes in the corresponding months of 2017, according to...
Turkish mills are showing a healthy demand for scrap at a time of year when supply can be constrained by difficult weather-related conditions. As a result, HMS I/II 80/20 scrap of US and Baltic Sea...
The 'staggering' global total of 44.7 million tonnes is equivalent per capita to 6.1 kg of discarded electronics in 2016 or, as the United Nations points out, to almost 4500 Eiffel Towers. The figure...
The uncertainty surrounding China's policy has led many suppliers to develop their own processing of mixed metals, Chiao points out in the division's latest Mirror publication. Suppliers are also...
Collection and recycling of discarded products, combined with the recycling of manufacturing scrap, yielded well over 8 million tonnes of recycled metal in 2015. Meanwhile, China is said to have had...
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...
Stakeholders are being asked to comment on how any taxpayer-funded initiative ‘could be designed so that it complements existing schemes, represents value for money, is deliverable without...
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-...
The standards state an adoption date of December 31 this year, with entry into force proposed for March 1 2018. The BIR world recycling organisation and the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries...
Speaking at EuRIC’s first European Recycling Conference held recently in Milan, Van de Nes said that, in the short term, ‘we will continue to see disrupted recovered paper markets’ owing to China’s...
ISRI 2018 will provide scrap recyclers from around the world with the educational and networking opportunities, product showcases and industry news needed to maximise their time, money and return on...
South East Asia has been taking 10-15% of Europe's exports of plastics scrap compared to 55%-plus for China. However, news is emerging of many new planned investments in South East Asia's recycling...
The ICSG has lowered its expectations for world apparent refined usage this year to 1% from the 2% mooted in April. 'We have revised down the expected growth for 2017 based on weaker than anticipated...
In mid-September, cfr prices paid by Turkish mills for shipments from Europe and the USA were still above US$ 350 per tonne in certain instances. Before the end of that same month, however, increased...
Market participants are reporting a current balance between supply and demand but are expecting lower offers for the remainder of the year. The combination of low interest rates and satisfactory...

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