Primary Metal

Primary Metal

 

a metal that is obtained from a natural source, such as an ore. Primary metals are distinguished from secondary metals which are obtained from industrial wastes and scrap. For example, the metallurgical industry produces primary and secondary aluminums.

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The rest is largely aluminium alloy with a very small amount in the form of primary metal, the stuff that's traded on the London Metal Exchange.
Hydro has decided to reduce remelt activities at its primary metal plant in Sunndal, Norway, and to replace volumes by ramping up production at its SU3 potline.
Previous inspections of primary metal establishments have resulted in citations for overexposure to a wide variety of health hazards, including dangerous chemicals and physical stressors like noise and heat.
Alcan Inc (tel +1 (514) 848-8000) announces two key appointments to its executive management team following the announcement of Cynthia Carroll's upcoming departure as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company's Primary Metal Group.
Citing statistics from a recently released Zogby poll, Michael Bender of the Mercury Policy Project argues, "Given that more than 75 percent of Americans don't know that mercury is the primary metal in amalgam and 90 percent apparently want to be told about the potential risks, it is in the best interest for both our health and the environment that people be informed of their options.
According to the company, the closure process will be completed by December 1999 and will result in a 90K-mt reduction in primary metal production over the next 18 mo.
Another potential way to use Advaflex LM-300 is as an adjunct to the primary metal stabilizer.
Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA has decided to increase in-house primary metal sourcing, replacing less cost-efficient remelting of cold metal as a source for its Neuss-Grevenbroich rolling mills.
Some of the metalcasters cited are located in the state of Ohio and were chosen for inspection as part of a local emphasis program concentrating on the primary metal industry.
Total Net Energy Consumption in the Primary Metal Industry
3 incidents per 100 full-time employees, as well as all other primary metal manufacturers (9.

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