Tin, Zinc, Iron, Aluminium
and Stainless Steel
We are one of Victorias largest collectors of non-ferrous scrap metals. We utilise years of experience combined with state of the art instruments to determine the exact content and value of the waste metal.
In metallurgy, non-ferrous metal is any metal, including alloys, that does not contain iron in appreciable amounts. Generally more expensive than ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals are used because of desirable properties such as low weight (eg aluminium), higher conductivity (eg copper), non-magnetic property or resistance to corrosion (eg zinc). Some non-ferrous materials are also used in the iron and steel industries. For example, bauxite is used as flux for blast furnaces, while others such as wolframite, pyrolusite and chromite are used in making ferrous alloys.
Important non-ferrous metals include aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, tin, titanium and zinc and alloys such as brass. Precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum and exotic or rare metals such as cobalt, mercury, tungsten, beryllium, bismuth, cerium, cadmium, niobium, indium, gallium, germanium, lithium, selenium, tantalum, tellurium, vanadium, and zirconium are also non-ferrous.
Due to its extensive use, non-ferrous scrap metal is usually recycled. The secondary materials in scrap are vital to the metallurgy industry as the production of new metals often needs them. Some recycling facilities resmelt and recast non-ferrous materials. The dross is collected and stored onsite while the metal fumes are filtered and collected. Non-ferrous scrap metals are sourced from industrial scrap materials, particle emissions and obsolete technology (eg copper cables) scrap. Precious non-ferrous materials are usually sourced from jewellery, electronics and used industrial catalysts.
Drive in to our Sunshine yard and get paid cash for your scrap metal goods or alternatively we can offer bin collection services to accommodate small factories through to large factories & plants. The use of state of the art analytical equipment allows Scrappys to determine the composition of scrap they are purchasing, thereby providing high quality metal for foundries, as well as ensuring our customers are realistically rewarded for more valuable scrap.