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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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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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

How Recycling Scrap Metal Helps Environment


Recycling metals has a number of benefits and one of them is helping the environment. Primary Metal is acquired through mining of metal ores. Most of the metal ores are in desolate landscapes and mining these metal ores will result in destruction of landscapes.

By recycling metals, there will be no extraction of non-renewable metal ores. Recycling metals uses less energy when compared to smelting ore to create new metals. For instance, the amount of energy to make one can from raw materials is the same as the amount of energy required to make 20 cans from recycled metal.(Source: http://greeningforward.org/environmental-issues/waste/recycle/recycling-facts/)

Due to recycling, there is a large reduction in the emission of Greenhouse gases. Lesser amounts of Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are produced. The greenhouse effect resulting in global warming is a big threat to our environment. Although global warming has not been halted, recycling metals has significantly reduced the emission of these harmful gases to the atmosphere, thus preserving our Earth for future generations.

Recycling metals also reduces chemical pollution. If a metal is recycled, it doesn’t have to be imported from other countries via boat or train. 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 recycling metals can help in preserving our environment. Look for metal recycling companies in Dubai for recycling of metals.

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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Factors that affect Scrap Metal Prices

When it comes to determining the value of your scrap metal, there are a number of factors that affects its pricing.


• Demand and Supply

The demand and supply of scrap metals in various industries plays a major role in determining its economic value. If the supply of scrap metals surpasses its demand, the economic value decreases. Similarly, if the demand is greater than the supply, the prices increase significantly. The economic status of the country also plays a major role.

• Market Price of Metals

The market price of metals affects the value of the scrap. If the market price of a particular metal increases, its scrap metal prices will increase too. The right timing also matters. For example, when the weather is suitable, there is more demand for recyclable metals and hence you can expect a rise in price.

• Location

Location of the scrap yard is one of the most important factors. Customers prefer scrap yards that are close to their factories as this reduces the transportation costs. The price of scrap is higher in scrap yards located in an industrial area than in those located at far off places. You can look for scrap yards in Dubai that are located in industrial areas.

• Quality and Type of Scrap

Apart from the quantity, quality also plays a significant part in determining the scrap value. If your scrap is covered with insulation or corrosion, you’ll get a much lesser price as the dealer will have to clean up the metal to get the value for money. Clean, high quality scrap yields more money. The type of metal is another factor. Non-ferrous metals are considered more valuable than ferrous metals as the former more malleable and the latter is more vulnerable to rusting.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Copper Recycling

Copper is a valuable metal that can be recycled. Copper scrap is available in different forms and it is used in various  industries in Dubai,UAE. From wires to tubing, these forms of copper can be recycled to keep the environment clean and preserve the resources for generations to come.

1. Copper Wire- This is found in abundance in electronic devices and is an excellent conductor of electricity. Copper wires are easy to find and are recycled the most. Copper wires need to be free of any impurities  before being recycled. Bare bright copper wire is a valuable  grade of copper. It is free of any impurities , has no coating and is unalloyed. It is one of the most sought after forms of copper that can be recycled.


2. Copper Tubing- Copper tubing is used in a variety of items. It is most commonly used in plumbing and as a refrigerant line in HVAC systems. This also needs to be free of any impurities  and is easy to recycle. The leftover copper tubing during plumbing or any other contract work can be taken for recycling.

3. Flashing Copper- Flashing is your home's primary defense against water. Flashing copper is found in roofing and exteriors. Contractors will usually have leftovers of flashing copper from the work they do. Recycling this is a great way to recycle scrap metal.

4. Copper with Tar- Roofing Copper with heavy tar can often be found on roofs, gutters, and other home building resources. Copper with tar can be recycled as scrap metal. This is not the most ideal way that recyclers like receiving copper, but it is recyclable.

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

What Are The Metals That Can Be Recycled?

Most type of metals can be recycled  with no or little change in their basic properties. By recycling metals, we can protect the environment and reduce energy consumption. There are a number of metal recycling companies in Dubai. Here are the metals that are recycled the most.


Aluminum

Recycled aluminum can be used to make beverage cans and food containers. It is also used as mechanical equipment in sheet metal and cars.  Aluminum cans have a  fast turnover recycling rate. You  can drop one can into the recycling bin and its new metal will show up as a new can in the stores within 60 days. Aluminum foil is just as fast recyclable as aluminum cans but they are usually not accepted   everywhere until they are thoroughly cleaned.

Steel

Steel is being recycled for more than 150 years now (please give reference). Some steel mills use just the steel scrap to produce new steel. From iron to steel alloys such as the stainless steel, everything can be melted down to be recycled.

Copper

Copper wires and pipes are used for recycling. Its natural coloring property makes it a popular metal for decorative objects. It is also used to make brass and bronze alloys.

Other Scrap Metals

Other metals that can be recycled include titanium, zinc, nickel and brass . Recycled lead is used to make new products, including batteries and is also used as medical equipment in hospitals and doctor’s clinics.

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Monday, 26 February 2018

How To Get The Best Price For Scrap Car

All the metals used in your car is valuable. Before you take your scrap car to the recycling centre, here are few points you need to note.


1. Remove the basic parts: Removing all the non-metal items from your car will help to ensure  to get the best possible price for it. When the dealer has to do all the cleaning themselves, they’re less likely to give you a good offer. You might also want to remove all the parts that can be sold separately for a profit. The battery and the radiator can be scrapped too. While removing the items, make sure you remove them with utmost care as any damage to these parts will further lower the price.

2. Know the value of your parts and objects: Getting to know an estimated value of your scrap before heading towards the recycling centre will give you a good idea of whether you are getting a fair deal or not.

3. Know the various metal parts:

a) Car batteries –  These are easy to remove and easy to scrap.

b) Lead wheel weights - On the inside of a tyre, you can find lead wheel weights which are a few inches long and made of lead with steel clips. Because of the presence of steel clips, you’ll get a price a bit less than that for regular clean lead.

c) Aluminum Wheel rims - Car rims are made of aluminum and you can take them off from the actual tyre before scrapping  to get the most value  for it.

d) Catalytic converters – Catalytic converters have the presence of platinum, rhodium or palladium inside and are one of the most valuable part in a car.

e) Starters and alternators: These contain  copper which makes them a profitable  material to scrap..

Look for scrap metal companies in Dubai to get the best price for your scrap car.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Advantages and Disadvantages of Metal Recycling

Advantages

There are a number of metal recycling companies in Dubai. Recycling metals has numerous environmental and economic benefits.

• The products made from recycled metals require less energy compared to the ones made using raw materials. This reduces carbon emissions and conserves energy. According to the National Institute of Health, recycling aluminum uses 95 percent less energy while recycling steel saves 60 percent.(https://www.livestrong.com/article/132349-benefits-recycling-metal/)

• Less amount of metals need to  extracted through natural resources if we recycle them. This will help in reducing the landfills. Landfills affects the environment and reducing it will lead to a cleaner atmosphere and lessen the health concerns associated with waste.

• Recycling metals requires human resources and thus adds jobs to the economy.

• Production of primary  metals from the ore is expensive compared to recycling.

• Recycling metals adds to the research and scientific advancements being made for recyclable and biodegradable materials.

• The metals made from the primary ore release greater amounts of greenhouse gas emissions which are a threat to the environment. Recycling metals will reduce this. Since it uses less energy thereforeless fossil fuels are burnt.

• Ores which are a non renewable resource can be conserved by recycling metals.


Disadvantages

• The process of collecting and sorting the materials for recycling can be expensive and time consuming.

• Many of the recycled metals are impure and may not meet up to the demands of certain production standards.


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Monday, 22 January 2018

Process of Recycling Copper

Copper has been in use by civilization since time immemorial and it is being recycled from ages. This non ferrous metal is the best conductor of electricity, second only to silver. Known for its high ductility and malleability and its conductive properties, copper is one of the most sought after metals.


The process for recycling copper involves following steps:

Step 1: Collection

Collecting copper scrap is the first step.  Copper has been the primary component in electrical wiring. It is a good conductor of electricity  and is present in cooking devices, air conditioners, electrical cables, heaters, appliances and furnaces. In a large automobile, as much as 100 pounds of copper can be found in its various components. It is also largely found in electronic devices. When you consider that a computer contains a one and a half kilogram of copper, it is easy to imagine the fortune of materials inside the devices that are thrown away.

Step 2: Sorting and Stripping/Granulation

The next step is to reclaim copper from  the copper scrap. The main machines used for recycling copper are copper peeling machines, stripping machine and granulators. For a single wire, copper stripping machine can be used. For wires with multiple strands and complicated knots, the copper granulator is used.

Step 3: Shredding and Melting

When the copper scrap  is  processed by copper granulator, peelers or strippers, the pure copper is separated  and transported for further processing. In case of using the wire stripping machine, it is not very convenient to transport the entire copper wire to the melting device and hence it is shredded further. At the smelter, the bales are fed into a furnace and heated until they become molten copper. The molten copper can then be poured into casters and moulds.

Step 4: Cooling and Fabrication

Once the molten copper has cooled and hardened, they are rolled out into sheets which form the basis of new materials.

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