Monday, 19 October 2020

3 Common household Metals Facts for Children

Household items contain variety of metals which we encounter every day in our lives. We see and use these metals frequently like Aluminum cans, Stainless utensils, electrical Copper wires and much more.  Today, we have ranked the 3 most common household metals used in our daily lives.

Copper 

Copper use in cables
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Owing to its unique property of quick and smooth passage to heat it is an ideal metal for electrical appliances.  Because of its ductility, high conductivity, low resistance, and less oxidization it is an ideal choice for architecture, construction industries, aesthetic jewelry and interior designer’s solutions.

Copper is the most common metal that can be found in our household appliances: smartphones, computers, telecommunication devices, televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, air conditioning, microwaves, household wirings, some of kitchen decorations or serving utensils and dishwashers.

Aluminum 

Aluminum wrapper
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Another most valuable and versatile household metal is Aluminum having huge demand and success in metals recycling industries.  Highly malleable, resistant to corrosion, stronger and light weight makes it a perfect choice for the manufacturing industries of automobile and cookware items.  Aircraft uses aluminum because it is sturdy and light.

Today, the most common use of Aluminum we see in our daily lives is in food packaging products for its long term safe storage.  All of soda cans usually are made of Aluminum.  

Many children wrap their sandwiches in Aluminum foil. Overhead cables that supply electricity from one point to another are also made of Aluminum in many countries

Manufacturers of smartphones, tablets, laptops, flat screen TVs, monitors and other equipment are using an increasing amount of Aluminum. Nevertheless, Aluminum has become an integral part of our everyday life. 

Steel 

Steel utensils - fork
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Steel is also the most common metal alloy mixture of different elements like Carbon, mostly used in building houses, tools, motors and engines, industrial machineries, bars for making reinforced  concrete, kitchen cutleries, industrial plants,  ships and boats,  electrical appliances, rails for trains, electrical transformers and towers, bridges and other industrial machineries. The most attractive trait of steel is that it can be casted into various shapes. Perhaps one of the widest uses of this metal alloy is as Stainless Steel in household appliances, utensils and kitchenware. 

Stainless steel has an impressive tensile strength, is resistant to high and low temperatures, and is resistant to corrosion(https://fractory.com/what-is-stainless-steel/). The durability and long-lasting features of Stainless Steel makes it suitable for being molded in the form of utensils and other household tools. It is also among the most recycled metals which makes Steel scrap a good metal for the circular economy. 

Households should adopt the eco-friendly practice of selling their scrap metals to Scrap metal recycling companies. Lucky Group is a leading name amongst the metal recycling companies of UAE which practices the most advanced technology to recycle metals scrap. Lucky Recycling; as part of Lucky Group uses the latest processes which are environmentally beneficial to recycle a variety of metal scrap that transforms waste metals into valuable raw material for end-users a path for a sustainable environment. 

Disclaimer: This article(s) has been prepared solely for information purpose, 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).


3 Myths about Metal Recycling Business

Metal recycling is an essential measure for preserving non-renewable minerals and reducing waste. Here are 3 myths around the recycling business that we have debunked: 

1. Metal recycling consumes more energy than mining and processing new metals.

The process of mining the metal ore, purifying it, and processing it further is an advanced and lengthy process requiring a huge amount of energy at each stage. Whereas, metal recycling companies in Dubai and worldwide consumes significantly less amount of energy for the complete process of recycling. Recycling aluminum saves around 92% to 95% of the energy used to manufacture new ones from the virgin materials  (https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/g29740355/recycling-facts/).

Similarly, recycling steel saves 56% and copper saves 90% of the amount of energy required for production from raw materials (https://www.ierek.com/news/index.php/2017/09/17/5-benefits-metal-recycling-will-inspire/). Hence, metal recycling companies in Dubai and across the globe have sizably contributed towards energy conservation and preservation of the exhaustible mineral resources.  

2. The demand for recycled metal is insipid in the market.

Scrap metal holds great value to manufacturers owing to its cost effectiveness with no compromise in the quality. Recycled metals are used extensively in automotive, construction, house ware, kitchenware, electronics and consumer goods industry. Aluminum, ferrous, and copper scrap in Dubai and in fact, globally, are amongst the most recycled metals because of their myriad use in diverse sectors. (https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/recycled-metal-market )


The ill-conceived notion that recycled metal is inferior as compared to new metal, and hence, is not desirable, is false. The growing concerns regarding environment protection, waste reduction, energy preservation and conservation of non-renewable mineral resources have given impetus to the metal recycling companies in Dubai. Scrap metal trading is flourishing as the market is expanding for recycled metal which is as good as new metal and environmentally as well as economically viable. In 2018, the market demand for recycled metal was estimated to be 787.5 million tons. It is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.1% from 2019 to 2025. (https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/recycled-metal-market) Thus, with positive demand of recycled metal across industries of all sizes, lucrative prospects await metal scrap yards and metal recycling companies. 


3. Metals cannot be recycled indefinitely.

Metal scrap can be recycled over and over again while being transformed into the same product as before. This is called ‘closed loop recycling’ wherein the scrap is recycled, usually into the same product, leaving negligible waste in the process. Closed loop recycling has become a popular practice among recycling companies in UAE. In this process, the cycle of being manufactured, then used and ultimately being recycled can continue without any definite stop. Besides, the recycled metal retains its quality. Most common scrap undergoing closed loop recycling is scrap from aluminum cans. Scrap from aluminum cans is recycled made into cans and the process continues. Hence, closed loop recycling ensures recycling chain sustainability.   

Lucky Group is the most trusted name amongst recycling companies in the UAE and is credited for the superior technology and eco-friendly techniques employed in recycling scrap metal. Lucky Recycling of the Lucky Group demonstrates the highest standards in the industry with its advanced processes for recycling ferrous and nonferrous metals. Recycled metal is soon to be the norm with the growing environment awareness and the consequent market demand for nature-friendly produce. 

Disclaimer: This article(s) has been prepared solely for information purpose, 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).




Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Aluminium – The Most Versatile Metal

Aluminium is one of the most versatile metals which are used in various products for both industrial and non-industrial applications. Aluminum and its alloys always have large demand in the Dubai scrap yards. As there is more demand for aluminum and its alloys in the market, production of aluminum is done on high level.

But choosing the right grade of aluminium to meet the needs of your demand it is very important. Aluminum comes in many different shapes and grades. The type of aluminium grade you choose ultimately depends on how you intend to use the metal. 

Aluminium on a large scale is used for packaging purpose. It includes drinking cans, foil wrapping, bottle tops, foil containers etc. The main reason behind using aluminium for packing of food is that it is completely impermeable. It also does not let the aroma or taste out of the food packaging. It is non-toxic metal. Aluminium alloy 1100 is commercially pure aluminium. Thin, ductile with excellent workability, aluminium foil is an everyday presence in our lives is commonly used in the chemical and food processing industries. 

Aluminum and its alloys are used in many aircrafts. As it is light in weight, less energy is used in moving the vehicle and it becomes easy to fly the plane. It is also used in trains, boats and cars. 7000 alloy series commonly used for making aircraft components. 

Aluminum has been used in high voltage electrical transmission, in place of copper as it is the most cost efficient power line material. Aluminum has other electrical applications too including TV aerials, satellite dishes, and it is the standard base for bulbs.

Aluminium alloy 6063 commonly known as architectural alloy to construct the buildings.  Buildings made with aluminium are virtually maintenance free due to the strength of aluminium's corrosions resistance. It is also used to build roofs, doors, window panes etc. It is very well suited for anodizing applications.  

The most of good qualities of aluminium alloy is 6061.  This grade has a great range of mechanical properties and corrosion resistance; as a result, it is used in a wide variety of products and application such as a construction material and automotive components.

Lucky Recycling handles wide range of aluminium scrap metals which are an excellent choice for industrial applications. As an Urban miner in the region, we always help you out with your intentions about recycling metals at different locations in UAE.  We are privileged to deal with some of the loyal customers in different parts of the world who have always appreciated our service and quality of products.

For more information visit us at http://www.luckygroup.com/

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Recycling Professionals

Recycling is one of the most important practices which help the society in resource management, lessened landfill usage and productive administration of constrained assets. People are aware of recycling paper and plastic yet sadly a great many people do not have awareness about recycling metals. 

Recycling and reusing metals has various benefits that are related to resources and environment. Recycling diverts valuable resources from landfills, diminishing the requirement to extract from earth and add to the colossal saving emissions of greenhouse gas. 

What Happens when it's recycled? 

Many metal scrap recycling companies in Dubai are protecting the environment. The need for recycling has been stressed more than ever. Metal recycling involves certain steps for them to become viable raw materials again. 

Collection

The first step is the collection of scrap metals. Millions of tons of scrap metal reach the industry. These include tin cans, old appliances, and metallic industrial wastes. All the scrap is collected and sent for sorting in order to segregate the metal types.

Sorting

All the items that have been collected need to be sorted based on their chemical compositions, grades, and quality. Sorting is an important factor to be considered in separating recyclable items that are highly contaminated. For the recycled metal to be free of impurities, its base material also needs to be in good condition.

Processing

The next step is to place the scrap metal in a baling machine where it is compressed to be able to maximize space and reduce melting loss. 

Shredding

After processing, some of the metals are shredded into thin pieces. Steel items are cut into small blocks. Small sizes of blocks are easier for melting.

Melting

The raw materials are then placed on a furnace for melting. The molten liquid is casted into ingots using various methods. It is then cooled and sent to the mills to be converted into reusable products.

There are many companies that deal in scrap metals and offer a mix of services like drop-off, pick up and on-location collection bins especially for ferrous scrap metals. Lucky Recycling is a well-known company that deals in ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals. It has its name not only in Dubai but all over the globe. They obtain scrap metals from Dubai scrap yards handling with high quality standards and well equipped with latest technology so that they can manage huge quantity of melting scrap can be delivered to their clients on time. 

Recycling metals also reduces chemical pollution. Recycling metals reduces the emissions and amount of fuel that could have been used for transportation. Landfill sites are not only an unpleasant sight but also one of the largest sources of pollution. Recycling metals will help reduce the landfill sites.

Hence, we see that many recycling companies in UAE help in preserving our environment. Look for Lucky Group for recycling of metals.

For more information visit us at http://www.luckygroup.com/

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Monday, 21 September 2020

Industries That Are Generating Scrap Metals

There should not be a concept of “junk” on this Earth when it comes to scrap metals; every scrap has some value to it. Metals offer great value when recycled and reused in Dubai scrap trading. The recycled metals can be used repeatedly without losing their physical or chemical properties. Let us look at the top industries that produce huge amounts of scrap metals:

Construction and demolition industry 

The construction industry serves wide range of scrap metals like aluminium frames which are used in windows and doors, copper tubes, stainless steel structure material, brass fittings mainly used in plumbing items, copper electrical wires, metal beams, iron bars and pipes, etc. A lot of scrap is produced in terms of left over material during the construction of new building or at the time of demolition, when it generates scrap metals. The industry generates about 32.4% (https://www.worldsteel.org/media-centre/press-releases/2014.html) of the total metal scrap.

Automobile industry 

The automobile industry produces tones of scrap metals each week. Iron and steel make up approximately 70% of a vehicle’s weight. (https://tampasteel.com/the-top-3-steel-consuming-industries/) The process results in the significant metal leftovers. These scrap leftovers are then melted, reused, or sent for recycling in the Dubai scrap yards.

Packaging

Aluminium and steel is used widely in food packaging applications having excellent barrier properties and extending product life. Apart from food products, metal packaging is also used for the packaging of paint and chemical materials.

The well-established modern recycling technologies for metal packaging around the world have contributing to educate consumers about the sustainable qualities of metal for recycling.

Appliance industry 

Appliance industry produces a plethora of scrap during the manufacturing process. The industry uses the scrap metals as raw materials to produce their products. These raw material is cut or moulded into required form. However, this results in the production of scrap. Around 15.6% (https://www.worldsteel.org/media-centre/press-releases/2014.html) of scrap metals are generated from the industry.

The scrap metals hold a great value that has been recognized by many business owners who have been converting scrap and reaping monetary profits. Lucky group is one of the few in metal recycling industries which do not only recycle scrap metals in shaping the economy in general but also contributing for the sustainable environment. 

Disclaimer: This article(s) has been prepared solely for information purpose, 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).


Friday, 18 September 2020

How Does Stainless Steel Contribute to the Food Industry?

Food comes in contact with metals in stages of its processing. To prevent transfer of harmful elements from metals to food, it is important to understand the type of interaction and select the suitable metal for food handling depending on the food processing. 

Stainless steel is extensively used in food industry due to their inherent resistance to corrosion. It can be formed into complex shapes and sterilized without deterioration. Also, it also does not impart any color and flavor to food, making it ideal for the food industry.

Most of the stainless steel used in food industry contains chromium in the range of 16 – 18 %. This provides optimum corrosion resistance in wide range of food and beverage media. A great example of industry-level usage includes brewing vessels, storage facilities, and milk tankers. 

Austenitic grades are used for storage and transportation of corrosive food products. For food containing salt, grades containing Molybdenum are suitable. 

316L/1.4404 is referred to as “food grade” in food industry. Another popular grade is 304L/1.4307.

Ferritic stainless steel is magnetic in nature and is used in household appliances. It offers corrosion resistance for when high corrosion resistance is not required. 

Martensitic grades have high levels of carbon and is hardened by heat treatment. This is used where high wear resistance is required.  420/1.4021 is used for the making knives. It retains sharpness even after prolonged use. 

Duplex grades offer high resistance to corrosion caused by saline solutions at high temperatures. It is used in custard and vinegar making, manufacturing of sauces, cheese making, and fish-canning plants. 

Selecting the correct grade of steel and alloys in food industry is a very important decision. It involves considerable costs in terms of procuring and set-up. Dubai is one of the biggest gastro-hubs. This means the demand for stainless steel is constant. This however also means stainless steel scrap ends up in Dubai scrap yards

Use of stainless steel in food industry

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With the extent of stainless steel used in the food industry, it is only wise to ensure that it is recycled and reused. Metal recycling companies in Dubai, like Lucky Group specializes in efficient and sustainable metal recycling. Recycling and reusing is a step towards sustainable and greener planet and is a need of the hour. Lucky Recycling, part of Lucky Group, employs advanced techniques and technology to realize their aim of promoting sustainability. 

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    Thursday, 10 September 2020

    A TRENDSETTER IN METAL INDUSTRY - LUCKY GROUP

     Lucky Group is one of the largest secondary metal recyclers in the Middle East, it continues to preserve its core values of credibility, quality and customer service, while delivering products and services that surpass the industry norm, since 1973.

    As one of the oldest operations of its kind in the region, with world class operating standards and state of-the-art technologies, Lucky Group has strengthened its emphasis on highly efficient operations, adopting more current technologies to be able to deliver the exact specifications of its clients.

    Renowned globally as well as internationally, the Group handles all types of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals and concentrates on the needs of its clients world-wide to  promote recycling process for better results in contributing the environment for making sustainable society. 

    Recycling is one of the most effective ways to preserve our planet.  Recycling companies in UAE, like Lucky Recycling is contributing and taking actions by playing a part in protecting the environment by collecting used and waste metals and turning it into raw material for the end-users.  

    The recyclable materials like copper, aluminium, stainless steel, brass, iron, zinc and cables are collected at leading-edge recycling facilities situated in Jebel Ali Free Zone (UAE) and Dubai (UAE) and supplying to a highly-selective series of clientele in a variety of industries across the world.

    Our team of technical experts in handling scrap metals focused on providing the highest quality services in meeting customers’ needs overall.  Our unique skills, global experience and in-depth knowledge of scrap metal industry over decades define us as Urban miner.

    Disclaimer: This article(s) has been prepared solely for information purpose, 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).