Monday, 23 July 2018

How to Remove Rust from Metals

Monsoon is here and it enhances the rate of rusting due to excessive moisture in the air. Preventing the metals from rusting is a continuous effort for all homeowners. Removing rust from scrap metals will yield you more money while selling it to dealers.  Here are some tips to help you get rid of the rust from metals.



1. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a common ingredient available in almost every household. Mix baking soda with water and apply a thin layer of it on the metal. Leave it for 15-20 mins. Then scrub off the area using an abrasive. This process may have to be repeated twice or thrice depending on the amount of rusting.

2. White Vinegar

Because of its acidic properties, white vinegar is very effective when it comes to removal of rust. Rust from outdoor metal furniture and metal tools can be removed by rinsing each with vinegar leaving it for 10 mins. Later use a scrubber or a rag to wipe it off.

3. Lemon and Salt

While salt acts as an abrasive, the citric acid in lemon helps to remove even the stubborn rust. Squeeze lemon into a bowl and add some amount of salt to it. Apply this mixture on the rusted areas and scrub it off after few hours.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

A Guide To Selling An Old Refrigerator As Scrap Metal

A lot of home appliances can be recycled to get the most value out of it. Recycling used appliances helps the environment. Here is a guide to help you recycle an old refrigerator.

Metals like steel, copper, and aluminum can be found in the refrigerator scrap. In order to make more money, the metals need to be separated and scrapped individually.  Inside the refrigerator, you can find aluminum racks, shelves, and dividers. Aluminum is also present in the freezer. Use wire cutters to cut the outer layer of the power cord and remove the protective coating in order to get to the copper wire. Using a magnet you will get to know which parts are metals and which are not.

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Locate the copper lines that contain the chemical Freon. Since this chemical is hazardous to the ozone layer, it requires a professional who is certified to remove it. The removal of Freon requires the use of proper tools and EPA Certification. Look for local companies that rebuild air conditioners that may take the Freon.

The compressor can be sold as a whole to metal recyclers. Inside the compressor, you will find the copper motor. Cut the refrigerator into manageable parts so that it is easy to transport it. Separate all the parts based on the metal type. Some of the new refrigerators also come with stainless steel on their bodies and doors. Look for scrap metal dealers in Dubai to get the most out of your old refrigerator.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Uncommon Metals with Recycle Value

We all know the everyday metals can be recycled like aluminium, copper and stainless steel. But, there are some infrequent metals that also have a recycle value. Read on to find out about these:-

1. Metal Carbide:

 A compound made of carbon and metals like cobalt, tungsten or titanium, metal carbides are extremely heavy and highly resistant to heat. Both carbide and its constituent metals can be recycled as scrap metal. Carbide can be found in drill bits, cobalt can be found in batteries, titanium is present in aircraft parts and tungsten is present in razor blades and ballpoint pens.

2. Nickel:

 A shiny, strong, silver-white metal used in combination with metals like iron, nickel is resistant to corrosion. It is also very strong, malleable and ductile making it ideal to use in alloys. Found in rechargeable batteries, microphone capsules, electric guitar strings and some old coins, this metal has scrap value in all of its different forms and grades.

3. Lead:

This metal is recycled more than it is mined because when dumped in landfills, lead seeps into the groundwater that is used for drinking and can cause lead poisoning which has adverse health effects. Lead is a soft but heavy metal which is corrosion resistant and flexible. It can be found in scientific and medical equipment, construction materials, car batteries and wheel weights.

There are several recycling companies in Dubai like the Lucky Group, which purchase scrap metal.

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Friday, 15 June 2018

FAQs About Metal Recycling

We need not be experts, but there are a few things we should all be aware of when it comes to metal recycling. Read on to find the answers to some of your most common queries:-

1. What is the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal?

Simply put, non-ferrous scrap metal is non-magnetic, whereas ferrous scrap metal is magnetic. The easiest method to differentiate and segregate the two is by using a magnet. Non- ferrous metals are not attracted to magnets and are less prone to corrosion and rust. They are also easier to recycle and have more scrap value when compared to ferrous metals.Copper, nickel, aluminium, brass, and lead, are some examples of non-ferrous metals.

2. Does my old car have scrap value?


Yes, cars have many parts made of ferrous and non-ferrous metals like copper and aluminium. Parts of your old car like radiator, battery, rims and bumpers can fetch you some money.

3. What is e-scrap?


E-scrap refers to electronic scrap recyclable materials in electronic devices like CPU units and internal circuit boards of computers. But not all electronic items have metal inside them and not all of them have recycle value. Therefore, make sure you do your research and know whether to take your old electronic devices to the electronics store or a metal scrap yard to be recycled.

4. Can homeowners recycle scrap metal?

Yes, homeowners are encouraged to recycle scrap metal found in their homes, but many people are unaware of this. This can even be a great way to earn some money from unwanted items at home including old electronic goods and worn out utensils.

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Recycling at Home Simplified

Recycling metal at home can be a challenging task if you are not familiar with the different metals found in your household objects. Read on to find out which common metal items in your home have value for recycling.


Copper is commonly used to make wires,  coins, radiators and pipes. It is darkOrange in colour, and bright if it is new, unused or protected from the open weather conditions but may appear slightly dull  if it is worn out.

Aluminium, sometimes painted in White or Grey , is what your beverage cans and cooking articles  like baking foil and pie tins are made of. Aluminium is easy to bend and is used in making everyday items like mirrors, flat screen TVs and coffee machines.

Brass has a golden yellow sheen. It is used to make keys, door handles, locks, fixtures for lights and bathrooms.

Steel is the most commonly used metal. It is easy to spot because it gets attracted to magnets and is also prone to rust. Construction rods and  are made of steel, whereas kitchen utensils and cutleries are made of stainless steel, which is a mixture of steel with other metals like nickel, chrome, carbon, , silicon, etc.

Of the above-mentioned metals; copper, brass and aluminium have high value in a scrap yard and stainless steel is valued more than pure steel based on its chemical compistions. There are several metal companies in UAE that will pay you for  metal recyclables.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Benefits of Recycling Aluminium

Aluminium is a metal found in objects that we use on a daily basis. Mirrors, soda cans, tins, food wrappers, disposable cookware, flat screen TVs and other electronic equipment all have Aluminium in them. Recycling this metal has several benefits, both for the economy and the environment.


Beverage cans made of aluminium are 100% recyclable and by recycling these, you could contribute to reducing the energy needed to produce new cans by a great deal. The time taken for a single aluminium canister to be recycled and returned back to the shelf is just 60 days, but producing one from scratch demands much more energy and time. (http://www.cancentral.com/can-stats/history-of-the-can/renewable-can-0)

In a patriotic move during the second world war, the American population saved aluminium foil and even the silver wrappers of chewing gum, to help with war efforts. Today, we can do the same to conserve energy and protect our environment.



Aluminium can be recycled and used almost forever. The process of recycling aluminium in Dubai involves re-melting the metal, which is far less costly and energy intensive compared to producing aluminium from its primary raw minerals.

You can easily differentiate between aluminium cans and their steel counterparts by using a magnet. Aluminium, being non-magnetic, will not be attracted to the magnet, whereas steel will. Also, make sure you wipe and clean aluminium foil and tins which were used for storing food, before sending them for recycling. You could also buy 100% recycled aluminium foil and other products which are produced using 5% less energy than the traditional manufacturing processes.

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Disclaimer: This article(s) has been prepared solely for information purposes, using publicly-accessible sources that are believed to be accurate and reliable at the time of publishing. LUCKY GROUP accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage resulting from the use of information, images or opinions expressed in the report. LUCKY GROUP does not give warranty of any kind regarding the completeness, accuracy and reliability of the information included in the article(s).

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Stainless Steel Recycling

Stainless steel is an alloy of Iron with a minimum of 10.5% Chromium. (what is the reference of this fact? as it is not true) The most common uses of stainless steel are in the architecture and construction of buildings (not true), kitchen accessories and cookware, automotive industry (not true), etc. Stainless Steel is easily recyclable and a lot of businesses used the recycled metal.(not true it is one of the difficult metals to recycle) In most cases, the stainless steel suffers some amount of degradation and still contains the high value of chromium, nickel and molybdenum which are all alloying elements. Stainless steel is actively recycled around the world on a large scale by recyclers who collect and process scrap for re-melting. There are different grades of stainless steel available.

17-4 Stainless Steel - This grade of stainless steel is most commonly used in food industry and in aerospace industry. This type should be free of any impurities and analyzed before recycling. This grade of stainless steel can yield quite a lot of money. (what is your source?) What about 18-8 Stainless Steel?

300 Series Stainless Steel - This is the most common form of stainless steel. A good way to check whether the stainless steel belongs to this series is by using a magnet as the 300 series stainless steel will not stick to magnets.



Recycling the scrap

High expertise and technology is needed in separating each alloy for re-melting. You can look for scrap dealers in Sharjah for recycling the metal. The scrap is shredded into smaller pieces using a recycling processor. It is then chemically analyzed. The scrap is then blended into chrome steels, nickel alloys and other types of stainless steels.

At the stainless steel mills, the scrap along with other raw materials such as chromium and molybdenum are melted. Once the impurities are removed, the molten metal is refined and chemically analyzed to make any adjustments for a specific type of stainless steel. It is then cast into slabs for producing plates, sheets, wires and other forms for use.

For more information visit our website Luckygroup.

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