The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced the latest update to the ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular which includes revisions of existing and the addition of new nonferrous scrap specifications. The ISRI Board of Directors approved these specifications on July 14, 2022.

 New Specifications

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 99% 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 99% aluminum content.

Revised Specifications

REELS Mixed Nonferrous Wheel Weights 

To consist of nonferrous wheel weights that are a minimum of 35% (overall) Nonferrous and no more than 65% 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 99.45% 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 99.45% aluminum content.

ISRI’s Scrap Specifications Circular provides industry guidelines for buying and selling a variety of processed scrap commodities, including ferrous, nonferrous, paper, plastics, electronics, rubber, and glass. More information about the rules governing the procedures from the addition, amendment, or withdrawal of ISRI’s scrap specifications, can be found in the Scrap Specifications Circular.

For more information, visit www.isri.org.

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