Stainless recyclers' headaches grow with rise in 200-series use

Sep 14, 2005 | 09:29 AM | Bob Jones

The growing use of 200-series stainless by stainless steel consumers is causing problems in the scrap recycling industry, according to Fernando Duranti, president of the Bureau of International Recycling and managing director of Leghe & Metalli International Srl, a Milan-based nonferrous metals and stainless scrap company.

Nickel-poor 200-series scrap will have to be segregated from the more-common nickel-bearing 300-series scrap, Duranti said in response to a question at Metal Bulletin's 4th Nickel and Raw Materials Conference in Bilbao, Spain, or stainless scrap processors-paid by mills based on the nickel content of scrap-will suffer.....

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