Heavy Melt


Thicker pieces of scrap steel and iron, usually from industrial or construction materials. People find them valuable because they can be recycled in the metal industry.


Scrap Heavy Melt (HMS) represents a category of ferrous scrap metal encompassing large and bulky steel items that have been discarded or are no longer in use. Typically sourced from industrial settings, construction sites, and demolition projects, Scrap Heavy Melt includes items like beams, plates, machinery parts, and heavy structures made from carbon or alloy steel. Originating from dismantled buildings, bridges, ships, or scrapped machinery, these items are classified under the ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries) code 200-206, depending on their size, weight, and composition.

The recycling process for Scrap Heavy Melt involves collecting and sorting the steel items, removing any non-ferrous materials or contaminants, and then processing the scrap through shredding or shearing to reduce its size. This shredded or sheared scrap is subsequently melted down in electric arc furnaces, leading to the production of new steel products or serving as raw material in the steel manufacturing industry.

Recycling Scrap Heavy Melt contributes significantly to resource conservation, energy savings, and environmental sustainability. By diminishing the demand for virgin iron ore and minimizing waste sent to landfills, this recycling practice promotes a circular economy. The recycled steel finds applications in diverse industries such as construction, automotive, appliances, and manufacturing, effectively reducing the necessity for new steel production and mitigating its environmental impact.