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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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substantial quantities of factory reject and outdated product scrap is available for reclaiming.
Factory reject and road worn innertube scrap is generated in substantial quantities, but collection of road worn scrap is difficult since tubes are generally scrapped in relatively small quantities at any one location.
Quantitative metallography indicated that a Wilman melt using steel scrap contains fewer coarse nodules than a pig iron (conventional) melt.
At the same time its RMDAS efforts have been gaining attention on the ferrous scrap and steelmaking side of the industry, ScrapSite has remained focused on serving as a host site for scrap metal online auctions.
Additionally, the Meet Your Consumers Reception Wednesday evening will provide scrap dealers the opportunity to interact with representatives of companies that purchase scrap materials.