Scrap Aluminum Recycling – National scrap metal pays top prices for all types of scrap aluminum. Aluminum is the second most demanded metal in the world. Aluminum in most cases is never 100% pure, in fact aluminum alloys are used when needs in industry specific applications are based on hardness, texture and strength. These aluminum alloys can vary from product to product. Although you may encounter many types of different aluminum products, there is a short list of scrap aluminum grades that exist. The purity along with no contamination such as bolts or screws that are made up of other metals, paint and the actual demand of scrap aluminum will determine the final price given for your scrap aluminum.
Scrap Aluminum Breakage
Most scrap aluminum will be classified and recycled as aluminum breakage, which is simply a term of saying dirty aluminum. Many old vacuum cleaners and many other products are aluminum breakage.
Cast aluminum is produced using different casting processes, these include sand, permanent mold & die, common products include engine parts & transmissions.
Aluminum extrusions are made from alloy 6061 and 6063. The main use for extrusion is aluminum window framing and aluminum heat sinks, these alloys are of the strongest aluminums, it is also used in aircraft parts. Make sure to remove all glass from window frames.
Most cars use aluminum radiators to cool the engine down. It is used as cooling fins that allow air to flow thru them, where the cooling tubes “also aluminum” come into contact with the fins, the antifreeze and water mixture cools then returns to the engine and the process starts all over again. Make sure to remove the plastic ends of the radiator, other wise you will be paid for dirty aluminum.
Aluminum Recycling List
A list of alloys includes 1100, 1200, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2024, 2036, 2117, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3102, 5005, 5052, 5182, 5252, 5454, 5457, 5657, 5754, 6009, 6010, 6022, 6053, 6061, 6063, 6082, 6111, 6262, 6463, 7003, 7004, 7021, 7072, 7116, 7129, A380.0, 383.0, 319.0, 356.0, A356.0 and B390.0