Can optimism builds, but prices will remain a challenge

Dec 01, 2010 | 04:21 AM |

The end of 2010 and the start of the New Year offer some challenges for those seeking to analyze and predict where prices and demand might be heading for aluminum and steel scrap destined to enter the can production stream.

Aluminum scrap tags were basically flat at the start of the fourth quarter as many buyers held out for a clearer view on demand for the next few months. Since scrap flow traditionally slows at year-end, buyers must decide between speculating or awaiting solid information on upcoming demand.....

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