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ISRI proposes changes to non-ferrous specifications and guidelines for paper stock

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As per ISRI's Policy Manual, any party may submit to ISRI a written appeal of the ISRI Board's approval of these new specifications.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors recently approved the addition of two new and one modified non-ferrous metal specifications along with proposed changes to the guidelines for paper stock contained in the ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular. As per ISRI's Policy Manual, any party may submit to ISRI a written appeal of the ISRI Board's approval of these new specifications up to 30 days after publication of this notice. Written appeals must provide a rationale and a request for action and should be sent to ISRI Chief Economist and Director of Commodities Joe Pickard.

New non-ferrous specifications:

Nickel bearing scrap

Any nickel bearing alloy scrap that contains a minimum of 3 percent recovered nickel. Nickel content to be determined by recovery after buyer's evaluation minus any non-conforming material and/or contamination. Balance of elements contained to be discussed between buyer and seller. Material is to be free of any foreign material. Final material specifications to be determined between buyer and seller.

Mixed non-ferrous wheel weights

To consist of non-ferrous wheel weights that are a minimum of 60 percent (overall) non-ferrous and no more than 40 percent iron. Anticipated non-ferrous material may be both lead and zinc weights. To be free of foreign material. Final material specifications to be determined between buyer and seller.

Modification to non-ferrous specification:

Lead wheel weights

To consist of lead wheel weights with or without iron clips. Not to include scrap lead, lugs or plates unless specifically agreed to. To be free of foreign material. Final material specifications to be determined between buyer and seller.

Changes to guidelines for paper stock:

Recommendation 1: 

Outthrows: To change the words to read "will make the pack undesirable and unsuitable for consumption as the grade specified."

The term "Outthrows" as used throughout this section is defined as "all papers that will make the pack undesirable and unsuitable for consumption as the grade specified."

Recommendation 2: 

Prohibitives: To change the words to read "will make the pack unacceptable and unusable as the grade specified."

The term "Prohibitive Materials" as used throughout this section is defined as:

  • Any materials which by their presence in a packing of paper stock, in excess of the amount allowed, will make the pack unacceptable and unusable as the grade specified
  • Any materials that may be damaging to equipment.

Recommendation 3: 

Review date: To add new components to the Paper Stock Section: a) a review date, and b) a section or page showing when and what changes were made.

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