November 19, 2018
Cast scrap is a grade of ferrous scrap comprised of casted steel, or steel that’s been molded into a particular shape. This scrap is most commonly comprised of casted car parts scrapped and disassembled from vehicles at the end of their lifecycle.
This material, referred to as either cast scrap or cast steel, is defined as steel castings not over 48 inches long or 18 inches wide, and 1/4 inch and over in thickness, containing not over 0.05 percent phosphorus or sulphur, free from alloys and attachments. Cast scrap may include heads, gates, and risers, as specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
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