Thursday, 12 November 2020

Will the metal recycling business be able to pick up the pace once again after the pandemic?

Recycled metals are used extensively in all shapes, sizes and forms across various industries. Recycling of scrap metals is a sustainable option in comparison to mining from natural resources. Moreover, use of recycled metals is more economical and also cuts down waste generation. These factors have given impetus to the metal recycling companies in Dubai and worldwide. 

Metal recycling markets across the globe is valued at US$365.3 billion in 2020 and estimated to grow to $579.3 billion by 2027. (https://www.globenewswire.com/fr/news-release/2020/08/17/2079257/0/en/579-3-Billion-Worldwide-Metal-Recycling-Industry-to-2027-Impact-of-COVID-19-on-the-Market.html). The prospects for metal recycling companies in UAE appear to be positive while this sector is projected to grow at the CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) of 6.8% globally between 2020 and 2027. (https://www.globenewswire.com/fr/news-release/2020/08/17/2079257/0/en/579-3-Billion-Worldwide-Metal-Recycling-Industry-to-2027-Impact-of-COVID-19-on-the-Market.html )

https://www.steel-360.com/stories/recycling/uae-scrap-industry-inside-account

However, as the COVID 19 pandemic has hit economic activities globally, thus metal recycling companies have been affected too. The pandemic and ensuing lockdown restrictions have disrupted the supply chain and hampered the collection of scrap metals and its availability in the market. Further, industrial units including automotive and construction industries have either slowed-down or halted their activities. This implied low generation of scrap metals from such sectors and hence low supplies to Dubai scrap yards and across the UAE. 

metal recycling business
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While the recycling process slackened, the demand for the end product also went down. Since factories were shutting down or restricting their activities due to COVID 19, the demand for the recycled metals also saw a dip. This prolonged low demand with scarce purchasers can also lead to accumulation in inventory, where the larger quantity of product outpaces the number of buyers.  

Steel scrap is highly valued in the market. Although steel mills reduced the size of output, scrap prices witnessed a rise in its price in May because scrap collection substantially plummeted. To counter the impending scarcity of the valuable ferrous scrap in Dubai and elsewhere in the UAE, Ministry of Economy imposed ban on the export of ferrous scrap within four months starting May 15th.  (https://metallurgprom.org/en/main/4192-obedinennye-arabskie-jemiraty-zapretili-vyvoz-metalloloma-iz-strany-s-15-maja.html#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20order%20of,in%20a%20pandemic%20Covid%2D19)

The current challenges in the metal recycling companies can be overcome with strategic policies aimed at boosting the metal recycling sector. Updated and shock resilient policies could help smoothen the supply chain from both ends. Metal scrap companies in Dubai have the potential to grow in near future. The needs for recycled scrap metals are projected to grow manifolds in industries such as automotive, construction and housewares. 

Once the pandemic has subsided and contained, metal recycling business will be able to pick up the pace and tackle any economic slow-down. Aluminum, steel and copper scrap will retain its value in the recycling markets of the UAE for the need for these recycled metals are unending.    

Lucky Recycling, a trustworthy business entity uses advanced technologies to ensure sustainability and the generation of value from scrap metals. Recycled metals are here to thrive and Lucky Group is the vanguard of sustainability in metal recycling sector.   

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).


Contribution of Scrap Metal Industry toward Global World Industrialization

 The word ‘SCRAP’ is a wide term consisting of recyclable and leftover materials, collected from manufactured and consumed products like the parts of automobiles, surplus materials, and building supplies. The term ‘WASTE’ should not be confused with scrap. Scrap has a monetary value and can be recycled, unlike waste. 

So, why should we recycle scrap? And how does it help the economy? Scrap recycling is an efficient method to ignore the rising costs of mining, both economically and environmentally. As the metal is present in abundance, collecting and recycling scrap becomes easier. Recycling scrap helps us to create new products which are not only environment-friendly but also are beneficial for the industries all around the world. 

Scrap when recycled, can prove to be useful in more ways than one:

Energy - The process of turning scrap metal into a new product does not require as much energy as compared to producing the same product with new resources from scratch. The scrap metal is utilized to its maximum with some modification. Various industries can make use of scrap metals to conserve energy and create new products with less resources, all adding up to the upliftment of the world industrialization.

Economic - The scrap industry is a gateway for around fifty-thousand jobs ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrap) and proves to be a great help for the unemployed crowd of a country. In these stressful Covid-19 days, where the economy of the whole world is shaken, the scrap metal recycling industry becomes fruitful in contributing to the economy bit-by-bit. Besides helping the economy, the costs of producing new metals can be eliminated by using the metal scrap as base. The utility provided by the scrap industry has provided an impetus to the slowed-down industries not only in the UAE, but also globally.  Industries using recycled scrap metals not only help in continued operations, but also by reducing the use of natural resources, conserving energy, boosting economic growth and employment, etc.

A major part of scraps are alloys. Depending upon the elements present in the alloy, the scrap could fetch considerable value.  Aluminium and aluminium alloy scraps fetch good value in the market. (https://www.singletonscrapmetal.co.uk/news/which-scrap-metals-will-earn-you-the-most-money/). Lucky Recycling is one of the best recycling companies in UAE which has its key interest in scrap recycled products. 

In trying times as such, the slogan, “reduce, reuse, recycle” should be followed and taken seriously by individuals and companies. Lucky Group is the most efficient scrap buyer in Dubai, Jebel Ali, Toronto, Miami, and Shanghai. This organization also has a separate sector for recycling, named Lucky recycling. It strives towards providing the best management and all kinds of ecological benefits.

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, 6 November 2020

Recycling Talent

Undoubtedly, we all have been blessed with specific skills and creative minds.  At times, we are reluctant to use our talents but if we have courage and inspiration, we can improve ourselves and become part of a talented contributing community.

Handling of scrap metals is one of the most resourceful skills known to recycling industries. Metal recycling companies in Dubai recycle a large variety of metals. The most frequently recycled metals are scrapped iron, steel, copper and aluminium. The two main types of metals are ferrous (metals that contains iron) and nonferrous (without iron). One of the most industrial attributes of metals are that they can be recycled indefinitely, without losing much of its properties. Scrap metals are either melted down, fabricated into something new or shredded to make scrap briquettes for future use.

Recycling industries are giving an opportunity to our young talented generation by providing hundreds of people with great job opportunities as opposed to relatively dangerous jobs like mining. They invest in young local talents to drive the recycling activities not only have great environmental benefits but also help with economic growth and power conservation.

At Lucky Group, we take great pride in our highly skilled team of analytics and the years of experience that have contributed significantly to our positioning as a trusted entity among the metal scrap companies in Dubai.

We all live in a fast paced and modern world today, but little do we realize that all of this will not actually matter if there is no future and no space. Dubai is a city of talented and multinational community. It encourages people to recycle waste scrap metals to get rid of landfill garbage because pollution is man’s as well as the earth’s common enemy.

Lucky Recycling is one of the leading scrap buyers in Dubai, always concerned about the environment and streamlines its operations to be environmentally beneficial. Known for helping in educating and volunteering in most matters and events related to the environment they always make sure they deliver the best quality products to their customers in the least environmentally damaging manner. 

To know more about the Lucky Group kindly visit: www.luckygroup.com

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Health & Safety best practices at Recycling Facilities

The scope of recycling industry is not only associated with collecting and processing of scrap metals to make it available for manufacturing industries but also to benefit our communities and the environment at large.

Recycling companies in UAE has grown rapidly over the past decades but the question is, are we following a sustainable and a safe recycling modus operandi? 

Recycling is good for the environment but it can be dangerous for workers if we do not follow health and safety guidelines, investigate accidents at work, and make sure employers and employees are safe at work.

Urban Miner - Lucky Group is one of the most renowned companies all over the globe which is very particular about its quality of the products; likewise it is also particular about the health and safety of their employees and visitors. It follows some strict rules and regulations pertaining to the health and safety like;

1. It gives detailed training, information and instructions about the safety measures to its employees. 

2. Keeping in mind the standard and reputation of the company proper infrastructure in terms of cleanliness, accommodation, pollution and work environment is given to the employees.

3. The company has periodical updates of health and safety policies, operational procedures   and also of management process.

4. The most important factor of health and safety at Lucky Group is the missions to remain an accidental-free environment.

It is true that health and safety risks are always associated with all types of recycling activities.  Lucky Group has experienced Health and Safety officers who take care of their employees. There is a timely Health and Safety check done by HR’s and HSE managers. They see to it that whether the measures are followed properly and well executed on time.

Lucky recycling tries to reduce pollution by using sustainable resources. These companies are known for taking environmental safety measures by giving the best service to the customers.

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

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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/

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).


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).


    Brass in Automotive Industry

     Brass is one of the most versatile alloys created by a composition of copper and zinc.

    It is debated that Brass is known to have been found since the ancient times. Its true value as an alloy was not understood until the post-medieval period.  

    A muted yellow color somewhat similar to gold and the most noticeable alloy has great importance used in electric components, engineering, used in different accessories like watches, design materials, musical instruments, decorate buildings, particularly interiors and sanitary ware, plumbing installations, fittings and valves etc. 

    Due to its strength and heat-resistance, brass auto parts are widely utilized for different automobile vehicles as well like cars, truck, bikes etc.

    As development in automotive industry, manufacturers are designing the components made of brass with industrial innovations and more advance technologies that are fully competitive and lower in material costs compare to aluminium counter parts. As base metals for radiators, copper and brass require fewer manufacturing steps has longer life with high quality features.

    The greatest advantage of using brass in multiple applications is that it is a sustainable metal. It is a known fact that brass product supplier and manufacturers throughout the world depend on recycled brass scrap for their resources.  The metal from recycled radiators will be significantly easier to re-melt. In fact, this alloy retains its original structure even after brazing. 

    There are many other usages of brass and brass alloys. The need for brass is increasing and to meet the needs it is necessary that brass should be available in greater amount.  Sources of brass scrap are limited in Dubai. The main scrap buyers in Dubai is Lucky Recycling; a division of Lucky Group. 

    Lucky Group is an environmentally conscious entity to make the availability of brass scrap easier to manufacturers in the most ecologically beneficial way possible.

    To know more about the Lucky Group kindly visit: www.luckygroup.com

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    Wednesday, 26 August 2020

    RECYCLING IS A MUST FOR EVERY MODERN CITY

    The Middle East has grown both economically and demographically in recent years having very modern cities like Dubai. As our cities grow and move towards a brighter future, so does the population within it. Having a moderately populated country helps in improving the national income of the country as a whole.

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    But along with such advancement comes the question of waste disposal. Waste disposal here is not an issue; the issue here is about recycling. How many of us in Dubai actually make an effort to recycle? The effort lies in not dumping all the waste together but in segregating it. It is not a difficult task to follow and one can accomplish such a task by simply having different bins for different items right in our homes. Once we begin to follow such a regime, it becomes a part of our daily lives and works for the betterment of our own future.

    The same trash that we segregate at home follows their individual paths into recycling facilities and then they take up the tedious job of processing and providing scrap back again into raw materials for manufacturers. Scrap buyers in Dubai like Lucky Recycling, a division of the Lucky Group have done a great job in taking care and helping in the problem of disposal of metals in Dubai. The Lucky Group’s experience and association with multiple countries in the Middle East helps the environment in getting rid of all the scrap metal while reducing the need for mining which damages our beautiful planet.

    To know more about the Lucky Group kindly visit: www.luckygroup.com

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    Landfills: Recovering Value in Scrap Metals

     Billion tons of waste is generated each year (https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/30317). Out of this waste, a major part includes metals. Majority of these wastes are incinerated or dumped into landfills which could have become valuable resources for the recycling industries.

    Extensive programs are in progress in many countries that are exploring several ways of recovering metals from the existing landfills. It is a cost-effective proposition that is encouraging all the leading countries to consider doing so. Besides cost-effectiveness, the extraction of scrap metals from landfills is a stride towards cleaner environment. 

    Why metal extraction from landfills is needed?

    Aluminium alloy manufacturers in Dubai are suggested to utilize the metals from the landfills, which would prove to be cost effective and environment-friendly. This is testament to the fact that benefits from extracting the metal are not solely profit-oriented. However, recovering metal from these landfills is a cumbersome job and takes some time and effort. Many research programs are making commendable findings to discover a sustainable method to segregate these metals from the trash. 

    Companies like the Lucky Group undertake copper recycling in Dubai, with an environment-friendly approach. The metals extracted are reintegrated into a usable component, and then sold to the firms for producing new products. Landfill extraction also decreases the problem of lack of availability of landfill space. Not every place could be used for landfill and space which is once used could be excavated and then reused, giving significant benefits to the environment.

    A sundry of Dubai scrap yards is looking to increase their profits by extracting metals from these landfills. Besides, these scrap yard owners along with the landfill regulatory bodies are also finding ways to have a sustainable way of conducting their business. Extraction of metals from such landfills could address the problem and be a splendid solution for the environment and the economy.

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    How can we co-relate Metal abundance, Recycling and Price?

     The abundance of metals in the earth’s crust and the human’s constant exploitation of the planet to dig out the metals for his uses have made recycling an unspoken post process. The recycling and reuse industry has been playing a major part in the economy of a nation. Copper recycling in Dubai is one such example which provides employment to many people. The abundance of metallic waste makes it easier and cheaper to recycle instead of mining its ore and refining it. 

    Extraction of raw metals vs recycling metals

    The extraction of metals from the soil would be followed by refining through several steps until a usable alloy or desired purity of the metal is achieved. The process involves the emission of many hazardous gases into the environment and also the loss of certain biodiversity of the place. It is reported that recycling a metal will cost around 50 US dollars to 150 US dollars per ton of the metal, which is still better than the extraction of metal. (https://www.epa.gov/recycle)

    Recycling of metals saves you a lot of costs and is environment friendly. Be it copper, aluminium, or any other metal, the recycling would help to get already refined state of the metal which could be tweaked a bit to meet your requirement. It is reported that recycling aluminium would save around 90 percent of the energy, which makes it crucial to recycle this metal. The recycling of metal also saves the environment from the hazardous gases emitted during its refining and extraction. (https://www.aluminum.org/advocacy/top-issues/aluminum-recycling#:~:text=Producing%20recycled%2C%20or%20secondary%2C%20aluminum,new%2C%20or%20primary%2C%20aluminum.) Aluminium alloy manufactures in Dubai should consider recycling metals to have better profit margins than extracting the metal from its ore. Metal scrapping or recycling in major cities, like Copper scrap in Dubai will give room to a lot of employment opportunities. It would also drop the rate of import of metals and transportation charges which would incur in transporting the metals. Many scrap buyers in Dubai also get benefitted when recycling of the metal is considered.

    The advancement in recycling technology has made room for efficient metal recycling. However, recycling and the plethora of benefits it provides supersedes the need for additional mining. It is also a step towards preserving the reserves and ensuring a constant supply of the already depleting resources. 

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    ALUMINIUM - A MAGICAL METAL AND ITS MOST STRIKING FEATURES

     

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    Aluminium is a silvery-white metal that is abundantly present in earth’s crust. Its attributes and utilities make it one of the most useful materials known to man. Aluminium is tremendously versatile which has broad range of properties, chemical & mechanical compositions. An Aluminium alloy is an alloy in which Aluminium is the predominant metal. The alloying elements used most frequently by aluminium alloy manufacturers are magnesium, copper, silicon, zinc and manganese.

    Aluminium and its alloys are used quite extensively in the production of engineering structures, transportation facilities and packaging. The various properties of aluminium that make it a superior metal are as follows:

    Durability: Although these alloys tend to lose a bit of strength at tremendously high temperatures, their strength increases at sub-zero temperatures. This important property makes aluminium an extremely useful low-temperature alloy.

    Corrosion resistant: Aluminium alloys also have a strong resistance to corrosion. This Property of aluminium is a result of its reactions to the atmosphere. This protective oxide skin that is created due to the atmosphere, shields it from weathering conditions, chemicals and acids.

    Good electrical conductor: It is also an extremely good electrical conductor and is used more than copper even though the latter is a better conductor. This is because of its low density and its high cost efficiency. (https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1446)

    Malleable: Like gold, aluminium is an extremely malleable metal and can be cast into many forms. Aluminium can easily be rolled, forged, hammered and stamped into a variety of shapes. Aluminium can also have a wide variety of surface finishes and does not produce toxic fumes when burned at high temperatures. . (https://socratic.org/questions/why-are-metals-malleable)

    Light weight: Aluminium is very light weight and has a low density. This makes it an excellent choice of material in the manufacturing of airplanes. It also makes aluminium easier and cheaper to ship and transport. . (http://transport.world-aluminium.org/modes/aircraft/)

    Aluminium is 100% recyclable and recycled aluminium is identical to the virgin product. This makes it a much more cost-effective source material for production runs. (https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1446). Because of its various utilities and abundant availability, recycling companies in UAE and scrap metals yard in Dubai have come to realize the immense value of this precious metal. 


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    Wednesday, 8 July 2020

    WHY WE NEED A STATE OF THE ART RECYCLING FACILITY?

    Oftentimes, we just throw things away into the recycling bins without knowing its value and quality. We as consumers play a critical role in our societies.  

    Actually, the confusion is that most of us does not know the value of recycling and what items are recyclable? We all have to understand how much the recycling practice is beneficial for the overall environment and for our economies.  

    We are living in a connected society. The technology is there, and it is ever evolving. 

    Metal scrap companies in Dubai are using many techniques for recycling various types of scrap materials because recycling is not only the collection of used or unwanted materials but it is the art of making waste into a resource.

    Now, the question is what happens after collection of waste scrap, where does it go?

    Recyclable materials are collected by dedicated waste recycling and management companies to sort into different waste categories like paper, plastics, metals, glass, non-recyclable waste and others.

    Types of collected waste goes through different recycling streams and each of them has its distinguished value. So, the metals are collected at scrap yards in Dubai and then sorted into ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals. 

    We, Lucky Recycling collect most types of scrap metals at our recycling facility. In-case if you are not sure how to sort your scrap metals then no need to worry about it. Our dedicated team and the state of art recycling techniques at our facility will sort, weigh and test when you bring them to our facility.


    Contact Details:
    Lucky Recycling Limited
    Street 712, Plot B050R04,
    P.O. Box: 16850,
    Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Tel.            : +9714 8835250
    Fax            : +9714 8835566
    Web          : www.luckyrecycling.com
    Email        : info@luckygroup.com
    Location   : Jebel Ali Recycling Facility 


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    Trends in aluminum recycling, sustainability and tips

    Aluminum is one of the most commonly used metals in households as well as in industrial sector. Aluminum is very light, malleable, durable and resistant to corrosion. These characteristics make aluminum a versatile metal with high demand in market. 

    The contribution of the recycled aluminum globally is estimated to rise to 40% (source: https://www.cleantechloops.com/recycling-aluminium/) by the end of 2020. Aluminum products contributes towards modern living. Aluminum is used extensively in houseware and kitchenware. Be it the framework of doors and windows, utensils or other items in use at home, all of these have some components of aluminum. 

    Owing to its extensive use in food packaging, households can contribute towards recycling aluminum at grass root level by segregating them from other waste materials. Pharma companies use aluminum for medicine packaging on a large scale. These two examples operating on two very different levels can contribute towards sustainability by selling the aluminum waste to scrap buyers in Dubai. Aluminum does not degrade or alter during the recycling process. It is also an economical option since recycling the aluminum only takes 5% (source: https://www.cleantechloops.com/recycling-aluminium/) of the energy required for making primary aluminum. 

    With heavy metal as well as medium and small industries growing in the economy, the consumption of aluminum has also risen over the years. Industries have increased the use of recycled aluminum because recycled metal is economical with no deficiency in quality. In fact, during the recycling process, more and more alloying elements are introduced into the metal cycle. 

    As the consumption of resources is growing, the need for sustainable waste management has become imperative. Aluminum, with its multifaceted use, is of extreme value to metal recycling companies in Dubai. Scrap metals in Dubai have a large market because the industries and the households are steadily beginning to favor recycled aluminum products over the primary aluminum. One of the major reasons behind this hike in utilization of recycled aluminum is it being cost effective. 

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    Future of Circular Economy Post Covid-19


    The Coronavirus pandemic has brought economic activities across the globe to a grinding halt. Policies are being streamlined to recover from the economical crisis in the aftermath of COVID-19. In these circumstances, the circular economy has immense potential to accelerate due to its budget friendly practices. A circular economy is an economic system that aims at reduction of waste and saving natural resources. The circular economy is set to grow exponentially after the pandemic as diverse tools for stimulating the economy will be developed. 
       

    The prime objective of circular economy is eliminating waste and promoting recycling with its regenerative approach. Households should adopt recycling instead of discarding old objects for an efficient waste management. The impact of Coronavirus on jobs will most likely unbalance the budgetary plans of household. In light of this, instead of discarding used metals, households can generate income by trading scrap metal. 

    Industries and businesses too shall be hit by the disrupted economy. They will need to cut down their expenses while ensuring that the production continues. Industries should use recycled metal instead of extracting new metals. Acquiring new materials is an expensive process when compared to acquiring used materials. The recycled metals are economical. They also do not compromise quality of production. Ferrous scrap in Dubai has a high demand because of its myriad uses in construction and automobile sectors. There are many buyers of copper scrap as recycled copper is extensively used in heavy metal industries. Recycled aluminum has great use, may it be in industries or a humble household. 

    The end product of metal recycling companies in Dubai will have greater presence in market as recycled products cost lower and the retains its quality. 

    Lucky Recycling of the Lucky Group employs advanced and Eco-friendly techniques to recycle metallic waste. The many benefits of recycling will give a boost to the circular economy from grassroots level. A growing circular economy will significantly diminish waste production and lower the levels of greenhouse gases emitted during production or processing of new metals. With high affordability and benefits to environment, recycling generate value from waste. Being the need of the hour, circular economy will definitely flourish after the coronavirus and increase the environment sustainability. 

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    Thursday, 2 July 2020

    COPPER: ONE OF THE MOST IN-DEMAND METAL

    Copper scrap is one of the most in-demand metals across various industries and looked upon as the most profitable metal scrap. It’s because copper is widely used across many industries. Mining copper from copper mines requires lot of resources. Industrialists, therefore, choose to use copper scrap for industrial purposes.

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    The recent Coronavirus outbreak started spreading around the world in Q1 hitting in most countries strongly affecting the global economy at highest negative levels in recent history which significantly affected the metal recycling companies in Dubai as well.

    In past few months, if you observe the copper prices plunged to their lowest level since the coronavirus pick up the speed in affecting the major parts of the world.

    Expert analysts’ also report that they have studied and found that copper prices in the impending months will decrease further. However, that does not mean you should hold on to your scrap metals. The prices can further decline but it has also seen a rising turnaround during the mid-April, 2020. Several countries gradually taking measures to reopen their economies like China who shut down its production lines and implemented virus containment measures now starting to get back to work but at the same time rest of the world is still in lockdown and awaiting for new normal life return back to normality.

    It is crucial to observe how coronavirus curves shapes at the second quarter of the year. Therefore, it is better you sell your scrap metal now and get returns from buyers of copper scrap.

    Dubai scrap trading provides the best services in collecting your copper scrap of different grades. The habit of recycling scrap metals instead of dumping them in large dumping grounds or waste disposal skips prevents accumulation of non-biodegradable wastes. These wastes are harmful for the environment and land.

    To learn more about the best sources of copper, please click at below link http://blog.luckygroup.com/2016/06/what-are-the-best-sources-of-copper-scrap.html

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