Nonferrous metals are an important component of our metals recycling business, representing more than 20% of our annual sales. Schnitzer sells all grades of nonferrous scrap, including:
Die cast / zinc
Insulated aluminum wire
Insulated copper wire
Lead acid batteries
Titanium and high temperature alloys
Our operations receive nonferrous scrap metal through direct purchases and the processing of obsolete scrap materials which contain portions of nonferrous metals. Many of our facilities also contain advanced separation equipment including magnetized drums, Eddy Current Separators and Induction Sorting Systems to ensure that materials are separated appropriately. All of these results in metal processed into specification-acceptable pieces with size, density and purity that mills and foundries prefer for melting and use in the production of new finished metal products.
We transport processed scrap to customers around the world, primarily via ships (by bulk or container) and trucks, which take advantage of our strategically located facilities.
As part of our commitment to being a very efficient, low cost scrap processor, we are constantly investing in improvements to our facilities that increase our capabilities and improve efficiency while reducing our environmental footprint.
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