Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Nonferrous Metal Recycling industry's revenue has suffered in the past five years, as consumers and manufacturers have spent less on products recycled by this industry. However, the recovering manufacturing sector will benefit demand for industry products during the five years to 2019 as the industrial production index continues to rise. However, growing competition from overseas recyclers will hamper growth.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Nonferrous Metal Recycling industry recovers nonferrous metals from scrap and reprocesses them into useable inputs for downstream manufacturers. Nonferrous metals include precious metals, such as gold and silver, and all base metals besides iron and steel. The most commonly used nonferrous metals are aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, nickel and titanium. These materials are frequently alloyed, or chemically mixed, with other metals in order to take advantage of certain properties. For instance, nickel is typically alloyed with other metals to improve its resistance to corrosion and ability to withstand extreme temperatures; the most common nickel alloy is stainless steel.
Primary production of nonferrous metals consists of smelting and refining mined ores... purchase to read more