Heavy Melting Steel (HMS)

HMS 1 - Old steel predominantly above 6mm in thickness

HMS 2 - Old steel predominantly below 6mm in thickness

Typically supplied for export as a ratio of HMS 1 to HMS 2 such as HMS 1/2 80:20 meaning 80% HMS 1 and 20% HMS 2.

Wrought iron and / or steel scrap in sizes not exceeding 1.50m x 0.60m x 0.60m (or as otherwise agreed) prepared in a way to ensure compact charging. May include tube and hollow section, wire rope, properly prepared material from dismantled vehicles and other miscellaneous items of old steel scrap.

Specifications according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI):

ISRI 200 - 206

Shredded

Old light steel arising from white goods, car bodies or other light steel fragmentised into small pieces and magnetically separated from dirt, free non-ferrous metals and other foreign material. Free from incinerated material, turnings, borings, tin cans.

Density may vary according to source and customer requirements but typically supplied as 70 lbs/cbft (or 1.1mt/cbm) minimum.

Specifications according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI):

ISRI 210, 211

PNS

Plate & Structural steel scrap. Consists of cut structural scrap and plate arisings predominantly with minimum thickness 6mm. For example, clean open hearth steel plates, crop ends, bar, girder, angles, and other structural shapes.

Specifications according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI):

ISRI 231, 232

Cast iron

Available as either homogeneous pieces of cast iron such as cast iron chairs from railroads as in the photo opposite or mixed cast iron pieces originating from a miscellaneous variety of uses.

Typically supplied in works’ furnace sizes.

Specifications according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI):

ISRI 252 - 266

Mixed cast iron: ISRI 257

New Production Bundles

New production compressed steel sheet. May include a proportion of galvanised or coated material.

Tightly baled and free from loose material.

Bundles from single source new production steel may be possible, providing a homogeneous low residual chemistry.

Specifications according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI):

ISRI 208, 235

Busheling

New production, clean steel. May include new factory sheet clippings, punchings, stampings etc.

Specifications according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI):

ISRI 207, 207A, 234

Used Rails

Flat-bottomed or bull-nose used rails as required. Excluding twisted, frog, switch or guard rails. May be suitable for re-rolling. Depending on customer requirements, length can be up to 12m. Typical density of used rails: 45 - 65 kg/m subject to wear and tear.

Specifications according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI):

ISRI 27

Turnings

Carbon Steel Turnings. The majority crushed or naturally short but including some bushy content. May be shovellable. Excludes free non-ferrous metals, scale, heavily oxidised turnings.

Generally excludes cast iron borings.

Specifications according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI):

ISRI 219 - 222