Thursday 28 February 2013

Save Time and Money with Aluminium Recycling

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The process by which scrap aluminium is reused in products after its initial production is called Aluminium recycling. This process basically involves re-melting scrap metal and therefore, it is far less energy intensive and expensive as compared to mining for fresh aluminium ore through the electrolysis of aluminium oxide which is first mined from bauxite ore and then refined using the Bayer process.

Obtaining aluminium from the recycling process requires only about 5% of the energy used to manufacture new aluminium. This process also serves in keeping large quantities of waste from occupying space in landfills and puts the money to better use such as decreased costs for consumers and higher wages for employees. The best part about this precious metal is that it can be recycled infinitely. This is because once it has been recycled, it continues to have the same chemical molecular structure as newly refined aluminium. Since it is the exact same product with identical qualities, recycling all of this metal that is presently in use could meet the rising demand for decades without ever needing to refining new aluminium. This is mainly because the supply of bauxite ore from which this metal is refined, is diminishing at a fast rate.


The most basic aluminium scrap recycling process is the closed-loop method. This technique melts down used beverage cans to make new sheets of aluminium. A second technique uses scrap from various sources to produce aluminium alloy with a particular chemical composition. The scrap is melted in proportions that meet the specifications and is sold as ingots. Specialized methods suitable for steel deoxidizer products or for recovering aluminium from manufacturing waste products are also used. This process also takes considerably less time than refining new aluminum. Refining fresh aluminum is a three step process that requires large amounts of raw materials and water. It also produces large amounts of carbon dioxide and other harmful green house gasses. On the other hand, an aluminum can moves from the recycling bin through the entire recycling and production and reappears on a store shelf as a fresh product in as much as sixty days.

Friday 22 February 2013

Metals Recycling Conference Middle East


Metals are a precious non-renewable resource that will soon run out if continued to be exploited at the present rate. The importance of recycling metal that are part of the municipal waste stream cannot be emphasized enough. The fascinating thing about metals is that they can be recycled without losing any of its important properties. The dumping of metal also has a large impact on the environment because of the dispersal of metallic particles in the ecosystem.

The total energy and fossil fuels used to extract and process metals from mining operations are far greater than the energy and fuel needed to recycle scrap metal. They even take up valuable space in landfills unless they are recycled. It is with these alarming concerns in mind that the Lucky Group of companies is participating in the Middle East metal recycling conference.

The Metal recycling conference is a business conference serving the rapidly emerging Middle East and North African recycling market. The event is designed for scrap traders, merchants, processors, consumers and generators. It is also ideal for equipment and service suppliers of the sector.

The leading international publisher Recycling Today has partnered with Waste & Recycling Middle East to offer the Metals Recycling Conference Middle East. This two-day event will present an informative program. The speaker faculty features regional and international speakers who will provide tremendous insight on local developments in the context of global markets.
Attending this conference will provide you with an in-depth insight into the commodity markets for ferrous and nonferrous scrap materials as well as trends that will affect those markets. There will be discussions held on the quality standards and inspection requirements that impact international trade. Attendees will also have a chance to learn about the development plans for recycling within the region and about state-of-the-art processing equipment and technology. You will definitely benefit from networking opportunities that will enhance your trading opportunities.

The Middle East metals recycling conference will be held from the 5th to the 7th of March 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Dubai, UAE.