ISRI working on aero shred specification

May 03, 2012 | 04:45 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  aircraft shred, shredded aluminum, aero shred, zorba, twitch, ISRI, Matt Kripke, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries is developing a specification for shredded aircraft scrap aluminum in an effort to distinguish it from automotive shreds like Zorba and Twitch.

"The impetus for it is that there seems to be a lot of aircraft that are being scrapped at the moment," Matt Kripke, a member of ISRI’s nonferrous metals committee, told AMM. "Airplane scrap is primarily 2000- and 7000-series grade aluminum, which can be very high in zinc. Considering what people actually buy Twitch for, it would be difficult for them to swallow if it ran high zinc.....

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