Mining

3 advantages of using scrap in steel production

Per Açovisa

April 28, 2022

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In addition to a term

Although the word “scrap” carries a pejorative charge, its use results in a steel of strong quality and valued in the market.

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There are two relatively common ways of producing steel

by combining iron ore and coal or by recycling steel scrap

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Numbers

It is estimated that approximately 30% of the steel produced in Brazil comes from recycling

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Advantages

Steel is one of the few materials that can be infinitely recyclable without any loss of quality, according to industry experts.

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Industrial prejudice

Although the word “scrap” may suggest something pejorative, the steel from this recycling has a high added value,

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Expert says:

According to Açovisa's marketing manager, Giovani Marques da Costa. “Scrap is highly valued and coveted as a raw material”

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There's room for more

Figures from the International Iron and Steel Institute indicate that 630 million tons of the product are recycled annually.

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National Estimates

And Brazil has presented itself as one of the global leaders in recycling. Swipe up and learn more:

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