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Impact Recycling has the capacity to handle and recycle all of the following products in an environmentally acceptable manner:
Copper and aluminium is 100% recyclable without loss of quality
- Network cable recycling
- Copper cable recycling
- Electrical cables
- Household cable
- Fibre optic cable
The most commonly used non-ferrous metals are aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, titanium, cobalt, chromium and precious metals.
Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust, is not surprisingly one of the most recycled materials today, after steel and paper.
The process which non-ferrous recycling takes is:
- Sorting – Different types of metal need to be separated from each other.
- Baling – The metal is compacted into a large block for handling and transportation.
- Shearing – The metals are cut into manageable sizes
- Separation – Separating of ferrous and non-ferrous metals by shredders
- Melting – The metals are melted down in a furnace, poured into casters and shaped.
Copper is one of the best electrical conductors of all elements. It also has a good thermal conductor and readily alloyed with other metals
Electrical applications for copper involve circuits and switches.
It is used for plumbing fittings, air conditioners and household items such as cookware and cutlery.
It is often recycled into the originally manufactured application. It is ideal for building purposes like window frames and roofs,
Packaging – Cans and foil
Aluminum is also used in high-voltage transmission lines.
Lead is mostly used in batteries but can be used for:
- Car batteries
- Radiation protection
Light and Heavy Steel
Ferrous Metals mostly contain Iron.
They have small amounts of other metals or elements added, to give the required properties.
Ferrous Metals are magnetic and give little resistance to corrosion.
Steel is ideal for recycling because it does not lose any of it’s inherent physical properties during the proccess.
Steel is 100% recyclable and can be used in the same applications and non-recycled steel.
- Electrical Appliances
- Cans and containers
- Office supplies
Interesting facts about steel:
- Almost 40% of the world’s steel production is made from scrap.
- Recycling steel uses 75% less energy compared to creating steel from raw materials – enough to power 18 million homes.
- CO2 emissions are reduced by 58% through the use of ferrous scrap.