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A non-ferrous scrap is a scrap metal which is not ferrous, including alloys, that does not contain iron in appreciable amounts.

Important non-ferrous metals include aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, tin, titanium and zinc, and alloys such as brass. Precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum and exotic or rare metals such as cobalt, mercury, tungsten, beryllium, bismuth, cerium, cadmium, niobium, indium, gallium, germanium, lithium, selenium, tantalum, tellurium, vanadium, and zirconium are also non-ferrous.

Non-ferrous scrap

The amount of iron in the scrap metal is the biggest difference between ferrous and non ferrous.

Ferrous metal is the presence of iron. This scrap metals include steel and pig iron and alloys of iron with other metals (such as stainless steel). You can find ferrous metals everywhere in your house.

Ferrous Scrap

However,  ferrous metals is the most scrap metal in the world. There are millions tonnes of steel is made from scrap metal. Ferrous scrap metals tend to be in good supply, so the prices for these materials stay fairly constant.

Generally non-ferrous more expensive than ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals are used because of desirable properties such as low weight, higher conductivity, non-magnetic property or resistance to corrosion…, or used in the iron and steel industries. This metal used in small electronics and as electrical wiring. Many other non-ferrous materials  are relatively scarce, and metallurgists rely heavily on scrap material recycling to make new ones.

Nowadays, many companies have build up sizable processing capacity, allowing to processors of aluminum, copper, brass and other types of nonferrous metals.

Non-ferrous scrap is one of the popular scrap metal, and creating an industry with numerous opportunities.

Ferrous and non-ferrous metals are important scrap metal to the recycling industry.

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