In addition to radioactive sources, there's the threat of scrap
contaminated by naturally occurring radioactive material.
The company added ferrous scrap
to the mix, installed a wire-chopping line, added metals baling and shearing equipment and started a container roll-off service that allowed it to compete in the industrial scrap
Keefe says the combined circulation of Scrap
Management will help it reach two key critical segments of the scrap
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.
As electric are furnaces run at full capacity, less scrap
is available, resulting in greater demand for the substitute materials Midrex makes.
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
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.
The largest markets for scrap
tires included ground rubber (which consumed more than 30 million tires in 2005), civil engineering (which consumed nearly 50 million tires for road and landfill construction, septic tank leach fields and other contruction applications) and tire-derived fuel (which consumed 155 million scrap
tires since 2003, a 20% increase).
Includes granulators, shredders, densifiers, pulverizers, and systems for both in-plant scrap
reclaim and post-consumer or post-industrial recycling.
A review of ferrous scrap
pricing in the last few years indicates a chart with peaks and troughs similar to those on a Richter scale during an earthquake.