Metal Stamping Industry Recycling at Interco
Interco Recycles Metal Stamping Industry Scrap
Interco recycles nonferrous metals for a variety of different trades including the automotive, telecom, solar panel, and metal stamper industries. The company specializes in recycling scrap metal alloys into smelter-ready materials. The company sorts, grades, processes, and packages these metals specifically for metal stampers around the world. Recycling metal stamper scrap and producing smelter-ready materials is important for both bottom lines and the environment. The Interco facility is well equipped to handle large-scale scrap metal recycling. The facility and staff cater to both suppliers and consumers around the world.
Interco Recycles Nonferrous Metals for a Variety of Industries
Interco processes over 12 million pounds of nonferrous material each month. The company uses several different processes to recycle nonferrous metals:
- Firstly, both mechanical separators and hand sorting techniques separate metals according to grade.
- Secondly, if necessary, the materials undergo processing in the metallic powder and dust separation plant.
- Next, a machine shreds the sorted metals into smaller pieces.
- Lastly, the sorted, graded, and processed metals are packaged for shipment to end customers. These customers will refine and smelt the metal into ingots for manufacturers to use to make new products.
The metal stamping process produces leftover punches and strips, shavings, dust, and turnings, as well as off-spec scrap pieces. Many of these by-products of metal stamping industry scrap contain nonferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, nickel, and brass.
Interco Recycles Excess and Scrap Metal Alloys
Metal stampers partner with Interco to recycle the leftover strips, punches, and other scrap metal alloys. Recycling companies reject many complex materials as they are not able to handle them. However, Interco has been recycling mixed loads of nonferrous metals and alloys since 1996. The Interco staff has over 150 years of combined experienced in sorting, grading, and processing recycled nonferrous metals. Interco regularly recycles aluminum and segregated alloys from the metal stamping industry, including alloy 5052, 3003, 6061, 6063, and others.
The Importance of Recycling Metal Stamping Industry Scrap
Nearly all metals are recyclable without damage to their original properties. Likewise, nearly all industries use metal stamping in some form or another. For example, the automotive industry uses deep draw metal stamping to create exhaust mufflers, engine mounts, pins, and connectors. Additionally, the medical industry frequently uses deep draw stamping to make syringes, pacemakers, and insulin delivery devices.
Primary production of products uses raw materials or ingots which relies on high energy levels. Secondary production processes use recycled metals to create new products. This process is significantly less-energy intensive. Secondary production is 92% more energy efficient than primary production. Using recycled metal to produce new products also drives down production costs, increasing profit margins. It is much more affordable for companies to use existing scrap metal than to mine new ores.
The Interco Facility is Equipped for Large-Scale Scrap Metal Recycling
Interco recycles metal stamping industry scrap at their the 450,000+ square foot recycling facility. The Interco recycling facility is comprised of seven buildings on more than 45 acres centrally located on the Illinois-side of St. Louis in the shadows of the Gateway Arch. The Interco recycling facility processes over 20 million pounds of material per month. The facility boasts a 145,000 square foot processing plant dedicated to the processing of computers and electronics. The nonferrous metal recycling processes use the remainder of the indoor facility. Some aspects of scrap metal recycling can be dangerous. The staff at Interco is highly qualified to safely recycle high-risk materials. Several certifications demonstrate the company’s commitment to safe and secure recycling practices:
- R2:2013 – Responsible Recycling Standards
- ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems
- ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems
- ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series Management Systems
Metal Stampers Worldwide Rely on Interco
Interco recycles nonferrous metals including metal stamping industry scrap. The company specializes in the subsequent placement of smelter-ready materials to end consumers across the globe. The company ships nonferrous scrap that has been sorted, graded, and repackaged worldwide. The Interco commercial department utilizes established partnerships in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia to provide the highest return on investment to their customers. As a result, metal stampers all over the world rely on Interco for scrap metal recycling and the delivery of smelter-ready materials.