Advanced equipment at our state-of-the-art facility allows us to efficiently process and toll various forms of aluminum scrap and dross. In addition, our experienced scrap management team can provide a variety of options to best utilize our customers' metal units.
What is scrap processing?
Scrap processing requires a thorough knowledge of the metals as well as alloys that could make up a single piece of scrap. It takes years of extensive training to identify metallic components by sight, but more often by testing, such as the application of acid or other chemicals to determine the composition of the scrap. More precise methods of analysis and identification take place through the use of x-ray fluorescent equipment such as spectrometers and spectrographs.
Once scrap components are identified, they are sorted into grades of metal according to rigid specifications. Continental Aluminum recycles these various grades into products for the steel, automotive and die casting industries.