Mills place higher value on scrap chemistry: execs

Nov 04, 2013 | 04:22 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrap metal, scrap quality, scrap chemistry, Stan Davis, Severstal, Kevin Crary, Scrap Metal Services, ferrous scrap copper

PITTSBURGH — The chemistry of scrap is pushing the grading of the material to the back seat, industry executives said last week during a panel discussion at AMM’s 7th Steel Scrap Conference in Chicago.

"The quality of scrap is improving, but the chemistry of the scrap steel is deteriorating," according to Kevin Crary, executive vice president of commercial at Burnham, Ill.-based Scrap Metal Services LLC.....

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