The Board of Directors at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) plan to discuss changes to plastic and nonferrous scrap guidelines during their Summer Board Meeting in Washington, DC on Jul 14. 

 

The changes in plastic specifications were approved by the ISRI Plastics Division on Jun 14 while the changes to nonferrous scrap guidelines as well as new nonferrous scrap specifications were approved by the Nonferrous Division on Mar 20.

 

These new grades and revisions may be adopted, amended or rejected by the ISRI Board of Directors, or tabled for further review.

 

For nonferrous scrap, the new specs to be considered are:

Tank Aluminum Chops and Straws: Shall consist of clean aluminum, chops, or straws, free of screening, hair-wire, iron, copper, insulation, and other non-metallic items. Must be free of minus 20 mesh material. Must contain 99pc aluminum content.

 

Tease Aluminum Wire and Cable: Shall consist of new, clean, aluminum wire or cable free from hair wire, ACSR, wire screen, iron, insulation, and other non-metallic items. Must contain 99pc aluminum content.

 

The recommended changes to existing specifications are as follows:

Reels Mixed Nonferrous Wheel Weights: To consist of nonferrous wheel weights that are a minimum of 35pc (overall) Nonferrous and no more than 65pc 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.

 

Tall E.C. Aluminum Chops and Straws: Shall consist of clean, 1350 and/or 1050 alloy, E.C. aluminum, chops or straws, free of screening, hair-wire, iron, copper, insulation, and other non-metallic items. Must be free of minus 20 mesh material. Must contain 99.45pc aluminum content.

 

Talon E.C. Aluminum Wire and Cable: Shall consist of new, clean, 1350 and/or 1050, E.C. aluminum wire or cable free from hair wire, ACSR, wire screen, tape, iron, insulation, and other non-metallic items. Must contain 99.45pc aluminum content.

 

The following plastic scrap grades will be discussed during the Board Meeting:

Bale Specifications: HDPE Colored Bottles

Bale Specification: PET Bottles (No PET Thermoforms)

Bale Specification: PET Bottles with PET Thermoforms

Bale Specifications: HDPE Natural Bottles

Bale Specifications: HDPE Injection Bulky Rigid Plastics

Bale Specifications: PET Thermoforms

Plastic Film Scrap Specifications

 

Click here for more information and the ISRI Scrap Specification Circular.

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