Pucked aluminum turnings said on the rise

Apr 13, 2012 | 01:02 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  aluminum turnings, aluminum pucks, aluminum scrap, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Aluminum scrap turnings are increasingly being compressed into pucks to boost recovery rates, traders and recyclers told AMM.

A growing numbers of producers are installing pucking machines, with high-grade, 7000-series and 6000-series turnings said to be the most commonly traded, aluminum scrap traders said.

The main advantage of pucked turnings is said to be their reduction is moisture content, which boosts recovery rates and removes the need for drying.....

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