The future of shredders will depend on balance in the marketplace

May 31, 2011 | 07:00 PM |

Tags  Shredded Scrap, Auto Shredders, Charles Bradford,

Any attempts to assess the future success of shredders begin with a look at demand. Judging by changes over the past decade, that future could be rosy.

Since 2001, overall demand for shredded material has increased by about 50 percent, making the fragmented scrap the most popular grade in the ferrous scrap market, according to U.S. Commerce Department figures. This growth was fueled by export demand, the operational capacities of mini-mills and breakthroughs in shredder technology.....

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