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Ferrous vs Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal

Are you at the point where you have some scrap metal you want to recycle and make some money in the process? Well here at Entrec we can help with that, as our mission is to provide sustainable recycling solutions and value for our customers.

But before you scrap your metal, it’s worth knowing the difference between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous scrap metal.

Ferrous Metals;
• Stainless steel is a common form of ferrous metal
• Are usually magnetic
• Can rust (oxidise)
• Very high tensile strength

Non-Ferrous Metals;
• Can be – aluminium, copper, tin and precious metals like gold and silver
• Non – magnetic
• Malleable
• Lightweight

Although ferrous metals are recycled in far greater quantities, […]

20th May 2020|
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