Metal Scrap Division
Qaamil Resources is an international supplier of both ferrous and nonferrous metal scrap.
We offer shredded steel scrap, secondary wire rods and ropes, secondary bars, shafts, pipes, mixed sheets, plates, steel wires and so on.
Qaamil provides various grades of diverse nonferrous materials including copper, aluminium, lead, zinc and nickel for various applications across sectors.
As in all other divisions, we source materials from reliable sources and adhere to international industry specifications. We are well equipped to deliver the material with short lead times, without compromising on the quality of the products.
Why Recycle Scrap Metal?
Millions of tonnes of nonferrous scrap including aluminium, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, titanium, cobalt, chromium and precious metals are recovered annually and used by smelters, refiners, foundries, and other manufacturers worldwide.
All metals can be recycled with minimal or no loss of their unique physical properties and these versatile materials can be used for various applications with endless combinations. Unlike some other segments, the metal recycling industry has an effective structure with many small and medium companies sourcing scrap material and providing this resource to larger international businesses for various purposes. Nonferrous metal recycling involves some, or all of the following stages: Sorting, baling, shearing, media separation and melting of the recovered materials.
Did you know?
- About 75% of aluminium produced is still being used as secondary raw material
- Recycling aluminium uses 95% less energy than producing aluminium using raw materials.
- Recycling 1 aluminium can saves enough energy to power a television for 3 hours; but if an aluminium can goes to landfill, it takes over 200 years to decompose.
- Recycling copper saves up to 85% of the energy used in primary production, and copper scrap reduces CO2 emissions by 65%.
- Nearly 70% of zinc from end-of-life products is recycled
- Secondary zinc production uses 76% less energy than primary
- About 80% of lead is used in acid batteries, all of which is recoverable and recyclable and using secondary lead reduces CO2 emissions by 99%.
Among the ferrous metals, steel is the most recycled material in the world. The most commonly recycled items are scrap from end-of-life products such as containers, vehicles, appliances, industrial machinery, and construction materials. Compared to ore extraction, the use of secondary ferrous metals significantly reduces CO2 emissions, energy and water consumption.
Steel is ideal for recycling as it does not lose any of its inherent physical properties in the process. The modern steelmaking industry uses large quantities of scrap metal, which helps improve the economic viability and reduce environmental impact. Products that are made of recycled steel include construction materials for roads, railways, infrastructure and buildings; Electrical appliances; cans and containers; automobiles; office supplies; hardware like bolts, nuts, screws, etc.
- Steel is 100% recyclable, so recycled steel can be used for the same applications as steel produced from virgin material
- Nearly 40% of the world’s steel production is made from scrap
- Recycling 1 tonne of steel saves 1,100 kilogrammes of iron ore, 630 kilogrammes of coal, and 55 kilogrammes of limestone.
- Recycling 1 ton of steel saves 642 kWh of energy, 1.8 barrels (76 gallons) of oil, 10.9 million Btu's of energy and about three cubic yards of landfill space
- Steel recycling uses 90% less virgin materials and 40% less water; it also produces 76% fewer water pollutants, 86% fewer air pollutants and 97% less mining waste.