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a. waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
b. (as modifier): scrap iron
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



metallic raw material in the form of industrial waste and rejects, intended for remelting into usable metal.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


Any solid material cutting or reject of a manufacturing operation, which may be suitable for recycling as feedstock to the primary operation; for example, scrap from plastic or glass molding or metalworking.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


Something written at CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa in the late 1970s. It ran on Interdata and Perkin-Elmer computers and was in use until the late 1980s.

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* Tire-derived fuel (TDF)--TDF is the leading use of scrap tires, especially as a supplemental fuel for cement kilns, electric utilities, and pulp and paper mills.
On the European side, Peter Mathews with Black Country Metals, a United Kingdom-based scrap metal company, said there appears to be some foundry activity in Eastern Europe, with a number of Western European countries investing money in either building or expanding foundry capacity in Eastern Europe.
Information on Italian-built systems for scrap reclaiming and reprocessing.
* A dispute has erupted between scrap handlers and scrap users as to whether there should be export controls on ferrous scrap supplies.
In addition to running within Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, the Scrap Management publication will also run four times within the pages of Today's Medical Developments.
Includes granulators, shredders, densifiers, pulverizers, and systems for both in-plant scrap reclaim and post-consumer or post-industrial recycling.
Most observers would probably agree that a long-lasting market balance between scrap supplies and scrap demand remains as elusive as the Holy Grail of Arthurian legend.
Most aluminum foundries have good scrap tracking systems.
As his business at that location grew and stabilized throughout the 1990s, Randy was also keeping his eyes and ears open for a location that would allow him to expand into ferrous scrap and wider operations than he could undertake at his original site.
As for scrap, Applebaum says her research firm sees "a continued metallics price push" as new steel production already in place in China and being added in India will strain supplies of iron ore, coke and ferrous scrap.
The report shows that 80%, or about 233 million of the 290 million scrap tires generated in 2003, went to an end use market, compared to just 11% in 1990.
Prime grades of steel scrap have seen price increases of more than 20% since the beginning of 2002.