The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has released its recently updated scrap specifications circular that includes the addition of two new and one modified non-ferrous metal specification. The circular also reflects changes to the guidelines for paper stock.

 

New non-ferrous specifications

 

SAINT

Nickel Bearing Scrap
Any nickel bearing alloy scrap that contains a minimum of 3pc recovered nickel. Nickel content to be determined by recovery after buyer’s evaluation minus any non-conforming material and/or contamination. Balance of elements contained to be discussed between buyer and seller. Material is to be free of any foreign material. Final material specifications to be determined between buyer and seller.

 

REELS
Mixed Nonferrous Wheel Weights
To consist of nonferrous wheel weights that are a minimum of 60pc (overall) nonferrous and no more than 40pc Iron (Fe). Anticipated nonferrous material may be both lead and zinc weights. To be free of foreign material. Final material specifications to be determined between buyer and seller.

 

Modification to Nonferrous Specification
 

ROPES
Lead Wheel Weights
To consist of lead wheel weights with or without iron clips. Not to include scrap lead, lugs, or plates unless specifically agreed to. To be free of foreign material. Final material specifications to be determined between buyer and seller.

 

Changes to Guidelines for Paper Stock

 

Outthrows – To change the words to read “will make the pack undesirable and unsuitable for consumption as the grade specified.”

1. Outthrows
The term “Outthrows” as used throughout this section is defined as “all papers that will make the pack undesirable and unsuitable for consumption as the grade specified.”

Prohibitives – To change the words to read “will make the pack unacceptable and unusable as the grade specified”.

Current wording in the Specs Circular, with recommended changes:

 

2. Prohibitive Materials
The term “Prohibitive Materials” as used throughout this section is defined as:
a. Any materials which by their presence in a packing of paper stock, in excess of the amount allowed, will make the pack unacceptable and unusable as the grade specified.

b. Any materials that may be damaging to equipment.

Review Date – To add new components to the Paper Stock Section: a) a review date, and b) a section or page showing when and what changes were made.

 

Access the released circular here for more details.

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