Recyclers push to boost recovery of metals [UPDATE]

Nov 10, 2006 | 11:36 AM | Philip Burgert

New techniques for retrieving increased metal values from automotive manufacturing scrap, recycling and dismantling are being developed as the price of metals contained in cars increases.

Speakers at AMM's Auto Steel & Metals Conference in Charleston, S.C., said some alloy melters are pushing to use reducing slag practices to recover alloys from automotive tooling scrap, while automotive dismantlers are reorganizing systems for selling car parts.

A.G. "Chip" Hering, executive vice president of Ferrous Processing & Trading Co., Detroit, noted that reducing slag practices rather than oxidizing can be used to retrieve alloy values of as high as $2,950 per gross ton of scrap from hot forging dies.....

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