At Shiv Shakti Metals Recycling we are happy to purchase all grades of scrap brass from you, including everything from new brass cuts, rod brass and mixed brass to brass rod borings, brass borings and brass radiators.

Making brass from just new copper and zinc is highly uneconomical and a real waste of raw materials

Brasses also have a host of other useful properties, including:

  • High electrical conductivity – very useful properties given that brass is used for the pins in a 13-amp plug.
  • High thermal conductivity – extremely useful for instances when heat needs to be removed efficiently (take car radiators for example!)
  • Impressive strength – this durability makes brass very useful for security products i.e. door locks which must resist bending.

Step #1: Collection – Unlike other types of waste, used metals are found in scrap yards instead of the landfill. Homes that have gone through recent renovations may have scrap brass, copper, bronze, etc., laying around perfect for recycling.

Step #2: Sorting – The next step is to sort the different metals apart. It is important to note that not all metals are the same. This isn’t easy for the untrained eye because some metals may look similar, to lear more about that visit castle-keepers.com. The processing plant however will re-sort the metals if necessary.

3: Shredding – To make the process easier, the metals are shredded into smaller pieces. This is done to make the next step more efficient.

4: Melting – The shredded metals are placed in a furnace. The smaller pieces have a wider surface area which requires less energy, making the melting process a little friendlier to the environment.

5: Purification – Electrolysis is the most common metal purifying method. This step ensures the final product is free of any contaminants and is still of high quality.

6: Solidification – The metals are cooled off in conveyer belt and are shaped according to the needs of the customer.