Certified Scrap Metal Professional – English Version


Description Alucobond® is most often found in building applications. It is made up of a plastic-type material sandwiched between really thin aluminum sheets with tape or a sticker on top of that. It is not a very common item, but you will still come across it occasionally in the scrapyard, often mixed in with the

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What is a Scrapyard

Description A scrap yard is where the end-of-life metal comes to be processed. When looking at the three ‘R’s’: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is always last. When an item can not be reused, it should never be thrown in the garbage; instead, it should be taken to a scrapyard. At the scrapyard, metal will be sorted,

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Zinc Dross [Seal | Seam]

Description Zinc Dross is produced during the galvanizing process at a galvanizing facility.  Top Zinc Dross [Seal] is skimmed from the top of the tank and often contains impurities resulting in a lower price.  Bottom Zinc Dross [Seam] is almost pure zinc as it rests at the bottom of the tank.  The price gap is

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Zinc Anodes

Description Zinc Anodes are the most common form of zinc found in a scrap yard.  While these can be considered dirty zinc due to the iron bar down the center, they should be kept separate due to their uniform recovery.  Zinc anodes typically come from marine applications as they are used to prevent corrosion to

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Dirty [Irony] Zinc

Description Zinc is often screwed or clamped onto other pieces of metal for corrosion resistance.  When these are left attached, the material is then considered dirty or irony zinc.  Upgrade potential Removing the steel attachments is one potential upgrade and another is the possibility of finding Cast Aluminum [Tense] mixed in with the other zinc

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