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ISRI Board of Directors considers changes to recycled non-ferrous specifications

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The ISRI Board of Directors will consider the following proposed amendments to recycled nonferrous specifications. Adobe Stock Images

Following approval by the ISRI Nonferrous Division on October 18, 2023, ISRI Board of Directors will consider the following proposed amendments (changes in bold) to the existing Saves and Scroll specifications at its upcoming Winter Board Meeting in Coral Gables, Florida, on February 7, 2024:


Old zinc die cast scrap 

Shall consist of miscellaneous old zinc base die castings, with or without iron and other foreign attachments. Material can include zinc dies/moulds for shoes or other industrial purposes. Must be free of borings, turnings, dross pieces, chunks, melted pieces and skimmings. All unmeltables, dirt, foreign attachments, and volatile substances (such as rubber, cork, plastic, grease, etc.) are deductible. Material containing in excess of 30 percent iron will not constitute good delivery.


Unsorted zinc die cast scrap 

Produced from automobile fragmentizers. Material to contain about 55 percent zinc-bearing scrap. Other non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, brass/copper/copper alloys, etc., to be about 40 percent. Insulated copper wire about one percent. Trash, dirt, glass, rubber, oil, iron, not to exceed 5 percent. Any variations to be sold by special arrangement between buyer and seller.

The full Board may choose to adopt, amend, or reject the recommendations or table them pending further review. To submit comments, recommendations, or questions please contact ISRI Chief Economist and Director of Commodities Joe Pickard ([email protected]). If adopted or amended, there will be an open comment period for 30 days following the vote.

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