When we started this business, our overall goal was to become a leading aluminum recycling company. We diligently worked to increase aluminum cast house efficiency and utilization of post-consumer aluminum scrap inputs. After extensive experimentation, we developed a safe, known chemistry, aluminum post-recycled scrap-based input called Alumishred™.
Our Alumishred™ product increases efficiency across all post-consumer aluminum scrap inputs. We can customize raw material inputs for the aluminum and steel industries based on your specifications. Alumishred™ is a high quality, furnace ready product that allows customers to meet their low CO2, GHG, and sustainability initiatives – and it accomplished our initial goal of increasing cast house efficiency.
We provide post-consumer aluminum inputs for the following industries:
Sims Alumisource, A Premier Aluminum Recycling Center
We provide specialized raw materials, material processing and blending solutions for both integrated and secondary aluminum producers. Our shredding and processing capabilities allow us to create a finished product unique in comparison to traditional scrap processors. Because our finished product is smaller, cleaner, and has more paint and coatings removed than most shredded products, reverb furnace operators can use our product as either a direct input or as an input through a delacquering furnace.
All inbound loads of scrap are lot tracked by shipper and commodity type to assure product quality and accountability. Our finished product for wrought grades (3xxx, 5xxx and 6xxx) starts with dealer sheet, siding, extrusion and clip inputs. The inspection process includes the removal of cast, free iron, copper and other non-spec scrap. Here is an overview of our process.
Bales are broken and feedstock is inspected before we introduce the material into the shredder.
Shredder combines a unique hammer and grate system to create a small, clean and dense product that has been freed from attachments and other contamination.
Shredded product is then passed through a downstream processing operation, which includes an overhead magnet, 86” wide Steinert eddy current conveyor, six dust collection hoods, and a manual inspection station. The finished product is free from steel, iron, plastic, wood, dirt, and other non-metallic contamination.
Once completed, the product can be custom blended with other scrap and shipped in bulk via dump trailer or bagged for specialty applications.
We provide raw materials to for the steel industry in the form of shredded aluminum products and fines that are used in the production of deoxidation, desulphurization, and artificial slag conditioners. Each of these products contains a unique blend of aluminum and other materials that are critical to steelmakers.
We purchase, process, and produce aluminum fines based on aluminum content and other trace elements. Through the use of screens, ring crushers and specialized eddy current separation equipment, we are able to provide raw materials with verifiable metallurgical content and sizing.
Our raw materials can be shipped in bulk, bags or briquetted using one of our three Komarek 1000T roll briquetters.
We Offer the Following Services
Off-Spec UBC Processing
We are familiar with the needs of aluminum beverage can manufacturers from our long history of, and experience in, processing municipal curbside recyclables. We understand that even trace amounts of plastic, paper, dirt or non-aluminum metallic contamination can result in a mill rejecting a load. At our two aluminum scrap recycling centers, our shredding and downstream processing capabilities can upgrade almost any load – – whether we toll it for you or buy it from you. And our AlumishredTM product can be especially beneficial for the UBC industry.
Our non-ferrous aluminum processing capabilities can be put to work to meet your unique requirements. We are capable of processing and upgrading new production or obsolete aluminum sheet, siding, extrusions and clip material. We specialize in removing contamination in the form of attachments, coatings and non-metallic materials. Our shredding, downstream processing, screening and briquetting capabilities are available for toll processing.