Approved by the ISRI nonferrous division and board of directors, the new specification states that, “Thorn—Aluminum Breakage shall consist of alu­minum with miscel­laneous contaminants like iron, dirt, plastic, and other types of con­taminants.

The ”Scrap Specifications Circular” is an important tool for the global recycling industry, notes Joe Pickard, ISRI’s chief economist and director of commodities. ‘As the range of commercially recyclable commodities continues to evolve, ISRI’s specifications are frequently reviewed and updated to reflect what is actually being traded in the scrap marketplace. This new specification will serve to bring more clarity to an important aluminum scrap grade that was not previously covered under ISRI specifications.’

The ‘Scrap Specifications Circular’ contains standard specifications that are intended to assist market participants in the buying and selling of their materials and products. ISRI’s specifications provide guidelines for the full range of processed scrap commodities, including ferrous metal, non-ferrous metals, paper, plastics, electronics, rubber and glass.

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Scrap Specifications Circular 2014