Aside from concentrate processing, the recycling of scrap, copper alloy scrap and other recycling material is also one of the core business activities of the copper production sector at Aurubis. We offer a wide range of processing options and services related to the recycling of copper, precious metals and other non-ferrous metals.
Metal recycling is synonymous with saving raw materials and environmental protection. Non-ferrous metals and precious metals are particularly suitable for recycling. The recycling of copper, silver, gold and other non-ferrous metals does not result in any loss in the metals’ quality and can be repeated as often as required.
Europe has a high copper demand but is low in natural resources. Metal recycling reuses the metal reserves in products, thus making a significant contribution to the supply of copper and other metals.
Copper fulfills the criteria of sustainable development and is the basis of a modern closed loop economy. It saves natural resources, reduces energy consumption and prevents the permanent loss of valuable materials.
State-of-the-art recycling technology such as that used at Aurubis efficiently processes the heterogeneous recycling raw materials, guarantees environmentally friendly production and enables high-grade metal to be produced.
Aurubis Recycling processes:
- bare wire scrap
- copper granules
- copper scrap
- copper remelting blocks
- gunmetal scrap
- brass scrap
- aluminum bronze scrap
- copper-brass radiators
- non-ferrous metal shredders
- electronic scrap
- printed circuit boards
- copper and aluminum cable scrap
- copper-lead granules
- tin/lead-bearing recycling raw materials
- lead scrap
- copper-iron materials
- copper-bearing residues (slag, dross, ash, dust, other slimes)
- metal hydroxide slimes, foundry sands, catalysts