SCRAP NEWS | Month: July 2021

Well, Copper Prices Just Got Complicated – 7/21/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Up & Down Markets 📊 Eenie, meenie, miney, mo… catch a scrapper by putting copper out and letting him know that the prices are still up. Playing games seems to be the new normal coming out of Wall Street and all the commodity traders worldwide. With the new Delta […]

Different Grades of Aluminum & How They Are Used

aluminum blocks

Aluminum is a common non-ferrous metal used in several different applications. A recent question we received: What common items are made from different aluminum alloys? Where can I find these different types of aluminum scrap? Well, we’re going to tell you. So let’s begin with the several grades of aluminum and we’ll go from there… […]

The Effects Electric Vehicles Will Have on Copper Scrap

electric car charging

SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE   While it’s hard to tell what the future will bring, some scenarios are a bit easier to predict than others. The electric vehicle revolution is in full force, and auto manufacturers are scrambling to plan how they’ll fit in. One thing is for sure in all this: the EV market will […]

Strange Markets Persist – 7/14/21

  JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Markets Are Weird… 😵‍💫 With the market seeming to screw around with investors back-and-forth right now, it seems to be no different than for scrappers. We have heard that the markets should remain strong as commodities continue to be part of a worldwide supply chain, but the market […]

Calm Markets: Smooth Sailing From Here? – 7/7/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS On Repeat? 🔁 Quick poll: Do we always talk about the same thing? Answer to come later on. With the holiday weekend, we saw markets strong going into the 4th of July and a little tumultuous at the beginning of this shortened trading week. We saw copper numbers have […]

Metal of the Month: Carbide

Carbide drill bits

Carbide is a unique scrap metal that is used in particular industries and equipment. Commonly found in machine shops and drill bits, carbide scrap is a valuable commodity due to the higher than average price per pound. Every month the iScrap App Team explores a metal and everything about it, its origin, how it’s used, […]