Nord holding operates with stainless steel waste according to the norms of the
Waste Management Act.
Stainless steel waste is chrome-nickel pieces, parts,
shavings, etc. with different nickel contents.
In the nomenclature of Nord holding, they are divided into 5 types:
Types of stainless steel waste
Stainless steel is categorized as a ferrous metal, but it is not attracted to a magnet.
It is a steel alloy with chromium and nickel content in different ratios.
Stainless steel waste is accepted without the presence of other metals and admixtures, impurities,
and the turnings and shredding materials – without excessive moisture and oil.
When receiving stainless steel waste, same are checked for radioactivity
and categorized according to Nord holding’s nomenclature based on origin and nickel content.
The nickel content is determined using a chemical analysis device.
After acceptance, the stainless steel waste is sorted, cut into sizes,
baled as necessary and delivered to recycling facilities.
In theory, stainless steel waste is 100% recyclable. The chromium,
nickel and molybdenum contained in their composition are extremely valuable raw materials with a high value.
Stainless steel waste is recycled by being used in the production of new stainless steel.
In the production of stainless
steel are used about:
REDUCTION OF PRODUCTION
COSTS AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION
In the production of stainless steel
using waste, energy consumption is
reduced by about 30% and the consumption
of raw materials is reduced.
CONSERVATION OF PRIMARY
About 60% is the recycled content
in stainless steel products made
with waste input.
EASY ACCESS TO RAW MATERIALS
Stainless steel waste occurs
in every single country, while the raw
materials are localized and their acquisition requires
more costs, including for transportation.
Use of stainless steel
Stainless steel is highly corrosion resistant and yet has the strength of steel.
This makes it a preferred material for the production of household and industrial appliances and parts with a very long life.
Stainless steel is used for: