When it comes to pricing the metals we purchase, there are a number of variables that can affect this, including:
THE GRADE OF METAL: Every metal has a number of different grades, each developed for specific applications.
THE COMMODITY PRICE: Metal prices can change several times a day, in concert with supply & demand for the metal, commodities trading and fluctuations in currency exchange rates.
THE STATE OF THE METAL: If the metal has been properly sorted and cleaned of other types of contaminants such as plastic or insulation you will receive a higher price for your scrap metal.
THE LEVEL OF SERVICE: If the metal is delivered to us or we have to pick it up affects the payment you will receive.
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Ferrous metals are metals that contain iron. They may have small amounts of other metals or other elements added, to give the required properties.
All ferrous metals are magnetic and give little resistance to corrosion.
|Mild Steel||Tough, high tensile strength, ductile.||Girders, plates, nuts and bolts, general purpose, farm implements, vehicles|
|Because of low carbon content it cannot be hardened and tempered.|
|High Carbon Steel||The hardest of the carbon steels. Less ductile, tough and malleable.||Chisels, hammers, drills, files, lathe tools, taps and dies|
|Cast Iron||Hard, brittle, strong, cheap, self-lubricating.||Heavy crushing machinery. Car cylinder blocks, vices, machine tool parts, brake drums, machine handle and gear wheels, plumbing fitments.|
Non-ferrous metal are metals that do not contain any iron. They are not magnetic and are usually more resistant to corrosion than ferrous metals.
|Aluminum||Grayish white, corrosion-resistant||Aircrafts, boats, window frames, saucepans, pistons, siding, wheels|
|Copper||Red, tough, ductile, high electrical conductor, corrosion-resistant||Electrical wire, cables, conductors, water and central heating pipes, printed circuit boards|
|Brass||Yellow in colour, tarnishes very easily. Harder than copper. Good electrical conductor.||Castings, ornaments, valves|
|Lead||The heaviest common metal. Soft, malleable, bright and shiny when new, but quickly oxidizes to a dust grey. Resistant to corrosion.||Paints, roof-coverings, flashings|
|Stainless Steel||Corrosion resistant||Kitchen sinks, pipes, cutlery|