The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI’s) Board of Directors will discuss the addition of two new, and one modified non-ferrous metal specifications at its Summer Board Meeting in Washington, DC on Jul 16.

 

The proposed new non-ferrous specs include:

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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.

 

The following spec will be discussed for modification at the meeting:

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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.

 

Additionally, the Board will pass the proposed changes to guidelines for paper stock during the meeting. The recommendations include:

 

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

Current wording in the Specs Circular, with recommended changes:

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.”

 

2: 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:

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.

 

3: 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. 

 

The above recommendations have already been approved by ISRI’s Nonferrous Division and Paper Division in May 2021.

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