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No. 1 foundry busheling scrap metal prices

June 21, 2022

No. 1 foundry busheling is a foundry grade of ferrous scrap specifically used by foundries.  It’s comprised from steel processed at metal processing facility and sold to a foundry.

The material is defined as clean steel scrap, not exceeding 12 inches in any dimensions, including new factory busheling (for example, sheet clippings, stampings, etc.). May not include old auto body and fender stock. Free of metal coated, limed, vitreous enameled, and electrical sheet content. No. 1 foundry busheling, for low residual black foundry busheling is 1000 series black carbon steel scrap, as specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.  It should be 1/8 inch and over in thickness, not more than 12 inch x 24 inch, with a manganese content not more than 0.50 percent.

With other parameters subject to agreement between supplier and consumer. No. 1 foundry busheling is assessed exclusively in the Philadelphia market by Scrap Price Bulletin.  

Furthermore, Scrap Price Bulletin also publishes prices for the following foundry grades:  cast iron, blocks, electric-furnace 1ft. and under, machinery casts and unstripped motor blocks.

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No. 1 foundry busheling
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