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Fall in Japan’s steel demand drives scrap export surge

9 April 2020 - 18:42
Japanese ferrous scrap imports have surged this year in response to weaker domestic steel demand, and exporters are actively looking for more overseas markets to take a surplus of domestic scrap supply.

Turmec installs MRF plant in Wiltshire to treat recyclable materials

2 April 2020 - 18:34
Turmec has reportedly designed, supplied, and installed an advanced MRF plant in Wiltshire to treat kerbside collected comingled recyclable materials picked from around 220,000 households across the region. The plant will have the capacity to process 20 tonnes per hour of dry mixed recyclables, ensuring a high-quality separation of recycled materials is achieved.

Scrap supply shock limits Turkish availability

31 March 2020 - 19:36
Global ferrous scrap availability has diminished to such an extent amid supply shutdowns caused by the coronavirus outbreak that Turkish mills are now finding it increasingly difficult to source new cargoes, limiting their ability to drive prices down further.

China UCO prices face more pressure as virus spreads

30 March 2020 - 18:49
Prices of waste-biodiesel and feedstock exports from China have fallen by 20-30pc since the coronavirus outbreak emerged, with further declines possible as the virus continues to spread in Europe.

Top five aluminium exporters to the US in 2019

26 March 2020 - 19:04
The US imports of aluminium (crude metals and alloys, plate, sheets, bars, etc., and scrap) stood at 5.7 million tonnes in 2019, 9% less than those in 2018, according to the latest Mineral Industry Survey report from the US Geological Survey. Imports of crude metal and alloys, semi-fabricated products, and scrap reduced by 8%, 5%, and 20%, respectively, in 2019.

Hammerer Aluminium bags ASI Performance Standard Certification for its re-melting and casting plant in Ranshofen

23 March 2020 - 21:17
Hammerer Aluminium Industries' re-melting and casting facility in Ranshofen, Austria, has been awarded ASI Performance Standard Certification. The news arrived after Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced that it certified Hammerer Aluminium with its performance certification.

Italian aluminium alloy producer Raffmetal closes down for two-week quarantine amid “Corona-virus” pandemic

20 March 2020 - 21:32
The Italy-based aluminium alloy producer Raffmetal has extended this week’s shutdown through next week to permit employees a full two-week quarantine period amid the coronavirus pandemic.

EGA marks Global Recycling Day post achieving highest-ever levels of recycling last year

18 March 2020 - 18:17
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, on 18th March’20 marked Global Recycling Day and announced that the company’s recycling of industrial waste increased by more than a third last year to almost 140,000 tonnes, whilst regular waste generation decreased.

Container shippers battle supply chain disruptions

17 March 2020 - 19:43
Inland US containerized scrap exporters are feeling the pinch as intensifying impacts of the coronavirus pandemic impact export bookings and cause supply chain disruptions throughout North America.

Pakistan: Cautious Buying Pulls Down Imported Scrap Prices

17 March 2020 - 19:23
Imported scrap Offers to Pakistan have plummeted over the last week, following a downturn at global levels as well as low bids and general disinterest from the buyers' side. This week, the buying activates remained the slowest among the last 4-5 weeks, although few odd bookings were concluded. Sudden currency depreciation also remained a concern.
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