Recycling of aluminum is a significant CO2 saving process, since only approx. 5% are used of the energy consumption in remelting / recycling compared to traditional mining and production.
Fraction consisting of different 5xxxx-alloys.
Aluminum Copper Radiators
Fraction consisting of clean aluminum and copper radiators, and/or aluminum fins on copper tubing, free of brass tubing, iron, and other foreign contamination.
Or fraction consisting of clean aluminum and copper radiators and may contain brass tubing and app. 1% iron.
Aluminum Extrusion Scrap
Fraction consisting of one alloy (typically 6063). Material may contain “butt ends” from the extrusion process but is free of any foreign contamination.
Anodized material is acceptable.
Clean, Mixed, Old Alloy Sheet Aluminum
Taint / Tabor
Cut sheared fraction of clean old alloy aluminum sheet of two or more alloys.
Or shredded fraction of clean old alloy aluminum sheet of two or more alloys, free of iron.
Mixed Aluminum Turnings
Fraction consisting of clean, uncorroded aluminum borings and turnings of two or more alloys and subject to deductions for fines more than 3% through a 20-mesh screen and dirt, free iron, oil, moisture, and all other non-metallic items.
Mixed Aluminum Castings
Fraction consisting of all clean aluminum castings which may contain auto and airplane castings but no ingots, and to be free of iron, brass, dirt, and other non-metallic items. Oil and grease not more than 2% to total.