March 19, 2018
Punchings and plate scrap is comprised of foundry grade material that is derived from the punching process. This is a metal forming process that uses a press to force a tool through steel plate or sheet metal to create a hole. The scrap created as a result may be recycled, reused or discarded.
Punchings and plate scrap contains punchings or stampings, plate scrap, and bar crops containing not over 0.05 percent phosphorous or sulphur and not over 0.5 percent silicon, free from alloys, as specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. All materials cut 12 inches and under, and with the exception of punchings or stampings, must be at least 1/8 inch in thickness. Punchings or stampings under 6 inches in diameter may be any gauge.
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