Zurik glut causing concern for exporters

Aug 12, 2013 | 03:10 PM | Corinna Petry, Nathan Laliberte

Tags  zurik, zorba, sensor sorted scrap, Operation Green Fence, China, stainless steel, Nathan Laliberte

NEW YORK — Domestic buyers of shredded nonferrous sensor-sorted scrap, known as zurik, have been flooded with calls from exporters of the material as stepped-up regulations on solid waste shipments to China, known as Operation Green Fence, continue to restrict flow to Chinese consumers, sources told AMM.

Zurik, which is comprised mainly of stainless steel, insulated copper wire, aluminum, copper, lead, magnesium, nickel, tin and zinc, is largely regarded as a banned material under the guidelines set forth by Operation Green Fence (amm.com, June 12). In the United States there are only a handful of major consumers of zurik who are able to properly separate the material using heavy media separation and other proprietary technologies.....

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