Monthly Archives: October 2022


Why Recycle Cables?

Many households and businesses contain drawers full of unwanted cables, leads and wires, but did you know they can be recycled?
Most cables are valuable and can contain copper, aluminium and even gold that can be turned into new products and every cable counts from data and communication cables to transformers and heavy-duty trunk mains.

Recycling cables and leads correctly mean that the plastic coating won’t pollute the environment and at Entrec our specialist granulation process means we effectively eliminate the need for landfill.

Let your cables have a new lease of life by recycling them, talk to Entrec today – we are […]

21st October 2022|

What’s the Difference between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals?

The quickest way to recognise the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals is Iron.
Put simply, ferrous metals contain iron and non-ferrous metals do not – but the differences don’t end there:

Magnetism – magnets only stick to certain metals and typically they stick to ferrous metals as iron (as a polar molecule) is attracted to magnetic fields. Non-ferrous metals only become magnetic if they are run through an electrical field to polarise them.

Oxidation – ferrous metals can rust – this is because iron easily bonds with oxygen. However, some ferrous metals e.g. stainless steel do not rust as they become combined […]

21st October 2022|
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