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Built to dismantle

Sure, you could dismantle four to five cars a day by hand. Or, you could process up to 70 a day with the raw power and delicate precision of the Kobelco SK210D multi-dismantling machine. This is what Texas Auto Salvage of San Antonio is currently doing. The company purchased its first SK210D in October, 2017 and quickly ordered a second unit one month later.

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Recycling Equipment Canada and Iris-Mec launch visual component for vehicle depollution systems

Iris-Mec’s PFT-Visual fuel extraction system with glass reservoirs for good and bad fuel.

The new end-of-life vehicle (ELV) processing regulations now in force in Ontario and coming to other provinces are having a significant impact on the automobile recycling sector. With increased depollution requirements, Recycling Equipment Canada (REC), based in Waterloo, Ontario, set out to find the safest, easiest-to-use, and highest-quality solution to enable its auto recycling customers to meet the new standards. REC focused its search on Europe, where similar regulations have been in place longer, and concluded that Iris-Mec equipment was the right choice. Since launching Iris-Mec in Canada in 2014, REC has sold many systems to used auto parts and scrap metal recycling customers. 

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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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Richmond Steel Recycling: Auto Focus

John Rai and Brett Matheson, at Richmond Steel Recycling’s Mitchell Island yard with their Liebherr wheel loader.

Richmond Steel Recycling has been in business for over 45 years, with operations starting in the early 1970s. Today Richmond Steel Recycling has four locations in B.C., with feeder yards in Prince George, Fort St. John and Kamloops. At their main yard, located on Mitchell Island, on the Fraser River between Richmond and Vancouver, B.C., they operate the province's only large-scale auto shredder. 

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​Inaugural Global Recycling Day is Sunday March 18

​Inaugural Global Recycling Day is Sunday March 18

As part of a worldwide effort to promote the importance of recycling on the first-ever Global Recycling Day this Sunday, March 18, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is calling on businesses, communities, policymakers, and individuals to increase their commitment to recycling and recognize scrap as an important resource. Recyclable materials are valuable commodities that play a pivotal role in environmental protection, energy conservation, and sustainability. 

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​Bunting Magnetics Co. awarded patent for innovative magnetic circuit design used in its SSSC Stainless Steel Separation Conveyor

Bunting Magnetics Co., the leader in moving, removing and holding metal, and the inventor of stainless steel separation, has been awarded a U.S. patent for its ground-breaking magnetic circuit design incorporated in the Stainless Steel Separation Conveyor (SSSC). The SSSC Stainless Steel Separation Conveyor, launched at ISRI 2017, has delivered game-changing solutions to the recycling industry ever since. Field tests have proven it removes up to 94% of large fraction stainless steel.

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The dangers of non-conforming batteries in the lead battery recycling process

A lithium battery that has made its way to a lead battery recycler.

Lead batteries continue to be a recycling success story in the United States, Canada and abroad. In fact, according to a National Recycling Rate Study commissioned by Battery Council International (BCI) in 2017, more than 99% of Lead batteries are recycled.  This is equivalent to about 12 billion pounds of lead batteries recycled in a four-year period.

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ISRI calls China's final scrap import standards disappointing for recycling industry

ISRI calls China's final scrap import standards disappointing for recycling industry

In response to the publishing of the final Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imports of Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487.2-13) - the quality standards for imported scrap by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has released the following statement:

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China's Proposed Contaminants Thresholds not in line with global standards, according to ISRI

China's Proposed Contaminants Thresholds not in line with global standards, according to ISRI

In response to China's notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487.2-13), the standards that set the allowable contaminants thresholds for scrap imports, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released the following statement earlier this month.

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​America Recycles Day Celebrates Recycling Industry's Innumerable Economic and Environmental Benefits

​America Recycles Day Celebrates Recycling Industry's Innumerable Economic and Environmental Benefits

 (Washington, DC) - The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, celebrates America Recycles Day November 15th, by applauding all individuals who make a strong effort to recycle as part of daily life, and encouraging all to learn more about recycling and the industry. America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, takes place yearly on November 15 in an effort to promote and celebrate recycling in the U.S. 

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Registration Open for ISRI’s 2018 Convention and Exposition

Registration Open for ISRI’s  2018 Convention and Exposition

(Washington, DC)- Registration is open for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' (ISRI) Annual Convention and Exposition. ISRI2018, the world's largest annual gathering of scrap recycling professionals, will be held April 14-19, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. ISRI2018 is set to provide scrap recyclers from around the world with the educational and networking opportunities, product showcases, and industry news needed to maximize their time, dollars, and return on investment. 

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Understanding the changing catalytic converter landscape - Part II

PMR's photo-grading application being utilized to obtain converter values.

Over the years there have been many myths, misconceptions and legends in the converter business, which has translated into a problem for scrapyard owners and managers around the world. Who can be trusted with highly valuable cores? Buyers of all sorts have been knocking down doors for years offering "the best price" or "most money" for converters. With so many buyers out there, how can scrapyards possibly separate the wheat from the chaff? This article will give an insider's perspective on the top 10 common misconceptions in the catalytic converter recycling business, and how to actually get the most dollars for your cats.

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​MSS Announces Next Generation of Metal Recovery Technology

MetalMiner uses MapLine technology that allows users to target specific metal types or objects by amplifying the sensitivity for non-ferrous metals, especially wire, while simultaneously reducing it for ferrous dust.

Nashville, TN - MSS, Inc., the optical sorter division of CP Group, has introduced MetalMiner, the next generation of induction-based true all-metal detectors. MSS has designed and built induction metal sorters for over 40 years, and this latest iteration was designed specifically to handle auto shredder residue (ASR), electronic scrap, plastic flake and glass cullet applications. One of the most relevant new technical features of the MetalMiner is the patent pending MapLine algorithm. 

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SICON Laser Sort introduced

SICON Laser Sort introduced

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is currently one of the most exciting developments within the scrap industry. Based on the chemical element analysis of each individual object passing through the sorter, the all-new SICON LASER SORT delivers a solution to tackle the growing demand for unmixed aluminum alloys and pure non-ferrous metals with special focus on aluminum recyclers, secondary aluminum and non-ferrous smelters.

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Keeping up with the evolution of scrap

Doug and Lawry Slipacoff of Trijan Industries, in front of their Link-Belt excavator with LaBounty mobile shear, used for handling all oversized steel cutting.

Sarnia, Ontario-based Trijan Industries is a family-run business that goes back 100 years and four generations in scrap metal. Doug Slipacoff, part of the latest generation and the current operations manager, says his great grandfather immigrated to Canada and eventually settled in Petrolia, Ontario during the oil boom era where he started collecting scrap metal from worksites using a horse, buggy and a wheelbarrow. Doug's father Lawry, Trijan's president, has now been in the scrap metal business for 44 years and has built Trijan into the company that it is today - one built on knowledge, efficient processes, the latest equipment and high-level customer service. 

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​KOBELCO shows off latest demolition excavators and car demolisher

The 220,000-pound KOBELCO SK1000DLC Large Building Demolition machine offers flexibility with a variety of attachments for job-specific strength and reach capabilities.

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 this past March KOBELCO Construction Machinery says they hosted their dealer network members along with thousands of attendees at their exhibit, where they displayed the company’s latest advancements, exclusive technologies, several new and specialty excavator models and configurations, including the the SK1000DLC large building demolition machine, and debut of the SK210D-10 Car Demolition Machine and SK350DLC-10 Building Demolition excavator.

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Recycling industry returns to New Orleans for scrap sector’s largest gathering

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industr, will hold ISRI2017, the association’s annual convention and exposition April 22-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This annual event brings together thousands of scrap recycling professionals, industry experts, manufacturers, and consumers from all 50 states and more than 40 countries. There they will discuss the latest in the global scrap recycling business and evaluate the state-of-the-art equipment, products, and services used by the industry.

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Mobile App launched, scrap database unveiled and specs updated

Mobile App launched, scrap database unveiled and specs updated

April 20, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced the release of an updated version of ISRI Mobile with enhanced communication features. Users of the iPhone and Android apps will now have the ability to receive customized notifications and more detailed alerts pertaining to the recycling industry.

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