Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Difference Between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal


While buying and selling scrap material, have you ever wondered “What is the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous materials?” If you have, read on to learn more.

Ferrous metals like mild steel, stainless steel, cast iron, wrought iron and carbon steel contain irons which are used for their strength and durability. They are used in making industrial containers, construction of buildings, pipes, automobiles and rails for railroads and hardware tools like knives, used at home.

Most ferrous metals except for wrought iron and stainless steel are prone to rusting because of the use of carbon to create them. They also have magnetic properties and are used in creating electrical appliances like refrigerators and large motors. The most recycled materials in the world are indeed ferrous metals.

Non-ferrous metals include tin, lead, copper, brass, aluminium and zinc. These metals are strong, more malleable and light weight than ferrous metals and are used largely in the canning industry and aircrafts.

Since they don’t contain iron, they resist rusting and are used in water pipes, road signs, gutters and roofing. Their non-magnetic factor works in electrical wiring and small electronics. Also, aluminium is the third most recycled material while other non-ferrous metals like brass, lead and copper are scarce.

Those wanting to sell the metal must know that ferrous metals are found in good number; hence the prices tend to be lower than non-ferrous metals with minor rises or drops in the pricing. Other than aluminium, prices of non-ferrous metals can highly fluctuate.


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