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.’


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