European scrap tightness forces mills to buy primary

Sep 24, 2013 | 04:44 PM | Alex Harrison

Tags  aluminum scrap, primary aluminum, LME, scrap, Alex Harrison

LONDON — Aluminum scrap tightness in Europe is forcing rolling mills and extruders to source more units from primary metal for their plants.

"Scrap availability is at a critical level across central Europe," one large buyer of aluminum units told AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin. "Now we are forced to use more primary, not because of....

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