Copper contamination in scrap feed concerns steel mills

Nov 13, 2012 | 02:59 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrap, ferrous scrap, shredded scrap, scrap quality, copper contamination, John Zanieski, Evraz Inc. NA, AMM’s 6th Annual Steel Scrap Conference Dan Pflaum

PHILADELPHIA — The quality of scrap arriving at steel mills is crucial and should motivate auto shredders to enhance their reputations by providing low-residual feedstock on a consistent basis.

"We are willing to pay a premium for reliable-quality scrap, but it has to be reliable-quality scrap," John Zanieski, president of Evraz Inc. North America’s Evraz Recycling division, told attendees at AMM’s 6th Annual Steel Scrap Conference in Philadelphia. Suppliers who have a proven track record of delivering loads of material with low copper and chrome levels are valued sources, he said.....

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