Today, metals are rarely used in their pure and absolute form. According to U.S. Geological Survey statistics on iron and steel scrap, the total value of domestic purchases and exports was estimated to be $39.4 billion in 2012, and steel consumption in the U.S. has grown to approximately 101 million tons. Other commonly recycled metals include copper, lead, molybdenum, tin and zinc.
Recycling secondary metals-including discarded manufacturing scrap and obsolete commercial products-and reusing the material for new metal-based products offers three primary benefits:
- Cost savings for both the recycler and subsequent manufacturers
- Energy and production efficiency
- Reduction of waste in the environment
Metal recycling using a metal chip compactor has been a natural part of the chain of manufacturing use for many decades. Bottom line: It makes good economic sense, especially when you garner the best prices available by selling scrap metal compressed by chip compactor machines.
Scrap Metal Compactors Turn Your Scrap Metal into Gold
To earn top dollar for your recycled scrap, you must process the metal to the accepted industry standard by removing virtually all of the cutting fluids and compacting the metal into a form that's easy to handle and transport.
Briquetting your scrap with a chip compactor reduces scrap volume by as much as 8:1 and fully extracts cutting fluids so they can be reused, as well. Metal briquettes are cheaper to handle because they're smaller and lighter - by as much as 50%! This is important to scrap processors and brokers who often ship scrap nationally and globally for re-melting and re-processing. High-density metal briquettes bring the highest possible price for your scrap.
Let ARS Help You Choose the Best Metal Compactor for You
There are several types of scrap metal compactors, as well as coolant filtration systems. The best one for your company depends on the way it will be used, how often it will be used and the type of coolant it must extract.
Contact ARS and we'll help you determine what you can potentially earn by compacting your scrap. We're confident that you'll see the value of implementing an ARS scrap metal compactor.