Nord Holding operates with stainless steel waste (scrap) according to the provisions of the Waste Management Act.
Stainless steel waste (scrap) consists of chrome-nickel pieces, parts, shavings, etc. with different nickel content.
In Nord Holding’s nomenclature it is grouped 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 containing chromium and nickel in varying ratios.
Stainless steel waste shall be accepted free of other metals, impurities and contaminants, and turnings and shredder material – without excessive moisture and oil.
Upon reception, stainless steel waste is checked for radioactivity and categorized according to Nord Holding’s nomenclature based on origin and nickel content.
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.
The production of stainless steel uses roughly:
REDUCTION OF PRODUCTION
COSTS AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION
The production of stainless steel using scrap reduces energy consumption (by about 30%) and raw material consumption.
PRESERVING PRIMARY RAW MATERIALS
The recycled content in stainless steel products made with waste input is around 60%.
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: