Scrap Metal

Dealing in and with non-ferrous metals - from aluminium to zinc, in a wide range of qualities and forms - counts among what we do on a daily basis.

In our national and international dealings, we fulfil the demands of our customers, meaning that factors such as prices in line with the market, on-time delivery and continuity of supply go without saying.

All non-ferrous metals that we receive are analysed and sorted by our trained employees. We have a stationary analyser, several handheld measuring devices and a furnace to ensure precise analysis.

We also have two bale presses, a large shear and an alligator shear for further processing.

BELOW IS A BRIEF LOOK AT THE RANGE OF NON-FERROUS METALS WE WORK WITH:

Aluminium

Symbol Al, classified as an alloy and the most frequently occurring element in the earth's crust.

Pure aluminium is a light, silvery metal. It melts at 660°C, boils at 2,467°C and has a relative density of 2.7. Objects made from aluminium are corrosion-resistant.

Lead

Symbol Pb, bluish-grey metallic element.

Metallic lead is soft, highly elastic and a poor conductor of electrical current. A freshly cut lead surface displays a bright, silvery shine that quickly changes into the characteristic bluish-grey colour. A heavy metal, it melts at 328°C and boils at 1,740°C.

Chromium

With the symbol Cr, chrome is a steel stabiliser.

It is a silvery-white, very shiny metal which is tough, flexible and forgeable. Its melting point lies at 1,857°C. Chrome is resistant to corrosion.

Cr-Ni

V2A, 18Cr/8Ni-grade Cr-Ni steel scrap, rust- and heat-resistant, occurring principally in the cutlery, food and household appliance industries.

Cr-Ni-Mo

V4A, 18Cr/10Ni/2Mo-grade Cr-Ni-Mo steel scrap, rust- and acid-resistant, occurring in the chemicals industry.

Electrical motors

Old motors of all kinds that are no longer usable. These generally consist of copper coils and an iron core.

Cable

Copper and aluminium cable from demolition, production and electronic scrap recycling.

Copper

Symbol Cu, one of the non-ferrous metals.

In nature, copper occurs not only in the form of compounds (e.g. in sulphide ores), but also in its pure state. The pure metal melts at around 1,083°C and boils at approximately 2,567°C. The relative density of copper lies at around 8.9. Copper is an excellent conductor of electricity and is suitable as a heat exchanger.

Brass

Alloy of copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) - hard metal, yet malleable.

Gunmetall

An alloy of copper (Cu), tin (Sn), zinc (Zn) and lead (Pb). Principally used in the plumbing trade and in mechanical engineering.

Zinc

Symbol Zn, bluish-white, very shiny metallic element. Zinc plays an important role in technology in many respects. Examples of these include brass, a zinc-copper alloy, and a range of zinc pigments that are used to protect against corrosion.

Pure zinc melts at around 420°C and boils at approximately 907°C.

A. Menshen GmbH & Co. KG
Im Ohl 7
58791 Werdohl
Germany

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Phone: +49 2392 9296-0
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