Before discussing these events in greater detail, let's first attempt to distinguish between the two terms commonly used as pertaining to the reuse of scrap rubber, recycling and reclaiming.
This article will limit the discussion to areas where the scrap rubber is processed into "reclaim" for use back into similar products where it imparts its resilient elastic properties.
The patented process is a melting routine that allows the manganese content in steel scrap to be reduced during the production of a base iron that is suitable for producing the more ductile grades of ductile iron.
After melting a suitable steel scrap with a controlled graphite addition, the melt is deslagged at a recommended temperature.
MSA is working with growing numbers of electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmakers to obtain transaction-specific information on their ferrous scrap purchases.
There have already proven to be a number of ways in which careful looks at individual transactions or a series of transactions can reveal something that can affect scrap purchasing decisions.
As it does every year, the ISRI convention will feature "Spotlight" sessions on the scrap
commodities most frequently traded by ISR1 members.