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a. waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
b. (as modifier): scrap iron



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


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.


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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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 market.
Keefe says the combined circulation of Scrap Management will help it reach two key critical segments of the scrap generating market.
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 supplies.
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.