Eco-friendly Scrap Car Towing ~ Recycling Scrap Metal

Scrap Price Bulletin

Following the late collapse in the September ferrous scrap market due to a sudden surge in material, trade sources are now speculating whether overhanging scrap flows could also keep prices flat next month. https://goo.gl/2bsiAA


The results of a long-running Section 232 investigation into aluminium and steel imports is approaching a conclusion, with President Donald Trump expected to obtain the results before the January deadline, according to one Commerce Department official.
What we are talking about is the revision of the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated a section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The U.S. imports the most steel from Canada (South Korea is a close second). With tariffs on Scrap metal, Canada may find itself in a surplus of scrap metal by January 2018. Initially, the U. S. is looking at a 20% tax increase for their steel imports. President Trump is saying  “..in the case of steel, both the United States and global markets for steel products are distorted by large volumes of excess capacity.”
The surplus is primarily resting on the shoulders of China as the leader in steel (both ferrous and non-ferrous) production and exports. It is common knowledge that China can filter their scrap metal through other countries to distribute their dominance in the scrap metal industry.
President Trump is reportedly ‘hell bent’ on imposing steel tariffs despite objections from some advisors.

Ultimately, we should expect President Trump to imposes tariffs on imports of steel. Many countries will retaliate and file disputes with the World Trade Organization (“WTO”). There will be appeals.  The case goes to the WTO Appellate Body who will issue a report that will tie things up for 3-4 year.
Interestingly enough, if you watched the debate with President Trump and Hilary Clinton then you may remember that Hilary stated that Trump’s buildings were built from low cost steel brought in from China.  You can not blame ‘The Donald’ for buying steel made in China.  You and I would do the same thing if the opportunity was there.  Simply put, if  Americans are forced to buy American steel they will do it.

It’s true that the steel industry has suffered in the US and Europe thanks in part to state-backed firms in China dumping cheap steel on the international market. But unilateral tariffs don’t promise a simple solution, since the US bought less than 2% of China’s steel exports in 2015, and less than 1% last year, a result of 20 trade remedies—rules that limit unfair sales—including four that went into effect last December after court wins against China by the Obama administration. Most US steel imports come from Brazil, Canada and South Korea.published in QZ.com

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1000 Ideas for Duct Tape

DUCT TAPE SURVIVAL

Duct tape was originally named “Duck” tape and came in an army green colour  not the traditional silver. Today, we call it both duck and duct tape. And, you can get duct tape in just about any colour and design. Unleash your inner MacGyver, and start thinking about different ways to use duct tape. Just to get you on the right track, every household should have (1) duct tape (2) WD40 and (3) super glue. Got a small paper cut? Ouch! Use super to seal the cut like they do at army M.A.S.H. units.

Who invented duct tape?

The U.S. military needed a cloth-based, water-resistant tape. To keep the ammunition boxes waterproof and prevent moisture, the military were taping the boxes with regular scotch tape then covered the tape with wax. Researchers at Johnson & Johnson developed the special adhesive tape, which was made from a rubber-based adhesive and applied to a durable duck cloth backing. Duck cloth (light canvas) is very strong in itself.
Technically speaking, duct tape is not waterproof. It is water-resistant. Duct tape will seal just about anything and adheres to a wide variety of surfaces like cloth, vinyl, leather, plastic, metal and laminates.
For this reason duct tape can help you patch stuff that might leak.

Almost everyone has a duct tape story to tell.

Lets look at some duct tape projects with pictures.

Jane Made A Duct Tape Hammock in 20 Minutes ~Visiting University Friends On The Weekend

How about brightening up an old table.

Duct Tape Counter! WOW! Its Waterproof Too!

Make Duct Tape Shapes To Decorate Anything

Dan Made This Wallet 30 Minutes After He Saw A Duck Tape Hammock

Let’s see how it’s done.

CREATIVE FLARE

Halloween Costume

Duct Tape Couch at Student’s Home!

I-Pad Case Made From Duct Tape

For a duct tape pouch

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MOVIN’ ON UP! Scrap Metal

September Scrap Metal Prices 2017

Scrap metal prices can change daily. People scrapping cars, trucks or vans may not know that the scrap metal prices will change every day. I get calls from customers that say you quotes me xxx nine(9) days ago, thinking the price will stay the same. Actually each month scrap prices are re-calculated. If a big drop in mental price occurs you will get a mid month change. It is the commodities market and it is like an unbridled wild horse. You can not tame it or predict what it will do next. The price guide belongs to the old Keynesian theory of supply and demand. It is always in place. With new players like China in the scrap world, the North American scrap metal markets are a bit uneasy as to their future in scrap metal.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENS

Scrap yards closed down in Canada, the States and England back in 2015. That’s when China was running full throttle in the scrap metal business.  I get updates and local news from Jack in England, who has had his own yard for decades. Jack is saying that things have leveled off somewhat in pricing. “I can still turn a profit,” says Jack. Some folks never come back due to the volatile nature of the business. It is a tough, rough and dirty business and not for the faint of heart. Larger yards can take the hit, while the small business man suffers the most. There is not much public news in the Canadian Scrap Metal Industry. You will always get the daily prices per pound on all metals. Boring! No stories about who’s doing what and about big shipyards. What are they up to? We look to the States to see what is going on in the scrap yards and scrap metal pricing. Canada follows closely to their American cousins.

NOTHING STAYS THE SAME

Scrap prices can vary between local markets. When we get a whiff of price increases in scrap metal, we may not see the effects ‘locally’ until the following month; an average of 4-6 weeks.

MOVIN’ ON UP!

The latest research report published by Zion Market Research predicts significant boost to global metal recycling market until 2024.

The global metal recycling market is likely to have a boost in coming future. Increasing urbanized population is the main reason that has driven the growth of the global market. provided by Zion Market Research

The Who’s Who in Recycling

Global Metal Recycling Market: Competitive Players

Key players in the global metal recycling market are Nucor Corporation, Gerdau S.A., Commercial Metals Company, Steel Dynamics, Inc., Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., and Industrial Services of America, Inc. provided by Zion Market Research

All these power hitters have recycling facilities all over the world. Some of them are building companies in India. Vietnam and China too.

In general, transportation costs, rising labour costs and natural disasters such as hurricane Harvey are going to effect scrap industry as well as other industries. The real change is urbanization is booming as the population grows. What does that mean? Should we be concerned and are we going to hit a wall at some point? That’s the mystery of predictions for scrap metal prices. Only time will tell.
PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
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What is Prompt Scrap Metal?

PROFESSOR Paul in the Scrap Yard with a Wrench!

DID YOU KNOW?
Prompt scrap, also known as prime or new scrap, is a by-product in manufacturing” says Professor Paul. Prompt metal is the clean, cookie cutter residual metal left over from manufacturing new products. Prompt Scrap metal comes in all shapes and sizes.

Prompt scrap accounts for approximately half of the ferrous (Latin for “iron”) scrap supply. See the picture below for examples of “prompt” metal. provided by the balance.com

No wonder Scrap metal is so highly recycled. It’s easy to melt it down and re-shaped. Recycling metal has no end to it. You can reprocess scrap metal over and over again. Steel or any iron based product that is recycled has the same strength and endurance as newly mined ‘raw’ steel when it is re-used or recycled. That’s the beauty of scrap metal.

Prompt Scrap Metal ~photo courtesy of Tamera Poland/EyeEm

Even thought prompt scrap metal accounts for 50% of metal being scrapped, cars are at the top of the chart by sheer volume. I can see why cars made it to number one on the hit parade.

Recycling Rates For Ferrous Scrap

  • for cars: 97%
  • appliances: 90%
  • for steel cans: 66.8%
  • structural steel: 98%
  • reinforcement steel: 70%

Prompt Scrap Metal

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recyclePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
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Your Own Car Emblem

Have Your Own Custom Car Emblem

Some scrap metal artists will create you own larger than life car emblem for your enjoyment. Hang it on the wall of your garage or at home in your man cave. This artist decided to make a wall hanging of the Hellcat insignia (below) from scrap metal.  These artists use junk metal from the scrap yard, abandoned junk yards and leftover metal from manufacturing plants.

 

Hellcat emblem

Hellcat Symbol of Power and Speed.

RECYCLED SCRAP METAL

Plasma cutters are used to make the hellcat carvings –below– out of raw, unpainted 12 gauge steel. To understand what 12 gauge means, a car hood is 20 -22 gauge steel while a fender is 18 gauge steel. Thermos bottles and shotgun shells are made from 12 gauge steel.  Your very own Hellcat wall hanging has a price tag of  $16 U.S. plus shipping.

Hellcat Wall Art, (14″ x 15″) buy online at hellcat.org

THE REAL CHALLENGER “HELLCAT”:
Muscle cars will always be in demand as long as there is a V8 purring under the hood and a need for speed! Back in the day you would see the insignia V8 displayed on your car if you had the power tell everyone.

1955 Dodge V8 Emblem

This Dodge lives up to its name “Hellcat”

Underneath the Challenger Hellcat’s pronounced power bulge hood is a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque — enough to rocket the car from 0 – 60 mph in just over 3 seconds (with the eight-speed automatic transmission). by autonationdrive.com

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2016

2018 Dodge Challenger

Enjoy the ride!

Whatever your pleasure, have fun with your artwork!
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VINTAGE CAR EMBLEMS

Do you know they story behind the great car emblems? I’m going to tell you how they started. It was about the year of 1929 when car makers began designing these fabulous emblems.

Vintage 1929 Cadillac

Let us start our journey of ornate, prestigious car emblems with the Cadillac. I really like the Cadillac logo with the Court’s Page and his trumpet. Why not? Toot your “OWN” horn. You have to do it! No one else will do it for you!! Toot away ladies and gents!

Blow your Own Horn!!!

WHAT A DOUSY!
I really like the extravagant design of this special car. The Dousenberg had many different emblems for each type of car. How inventive! Alas, the Dousenberg emblems are no longer to be seen .. along with the great “DOUSENBERG” line of cars. I saw a silver-grey Dousenberg glimmering at a car show about 5 years ago. It arrived late to the show and was received with a standing ovation. We were all standing anyway.  But, the cheers and clapping was spontaneous.  Actually seeing a Dousenberg was impressive. I debated whether or not I should put on my sunglasses. WOWSA! My first impression was the enormous size. A very huge car. Everything about it was larger than most cars in that era. A luxurious 1929 Duesenberg Model J Barker Town Car was right before my eyes. They only stayed about 20 minutes.  I can hear the owners say “spare no expense” when they first designed this car. No wonder Jay Leno owns two of them.

Elegant 1926 Duesenberg Model A with a Boyce Motometer

THE RIGHT IDEA
Boyce was on the right track when they wanted to monitor changes in the car’s radiator. Today we see more ‘advanced’  instruments inside the car on the dashboard.  Beeps if your seat belt is not on (properly) to the engine trouble light. This is where it began. The first radiator temperature gauge.

With improved, thermostatic cooling, the motometer went out the window in the late twenties, to be replaced by sometimes very elegant hood mascots. These were offered initially by accessory houses then, in 1930, by Cadillac itself. The first automotive motometer was introduced by a Mr. Boyce in 1912. The fashion soon caught on. Cadillac added its famous script and coat of arms to it. When the temperature gauge was moved to the instrument panel, an empty space was left atop the radiator; the hood ornament filled it adequately from cartype.com.

Both the ‘Dousy’ and Ford had these Dual-Fuctioning Hood Ornaments on their cars

Vintage 1965 Jaguar S-Type

Vintage 1958 Genuine Ford F 100 Truck Hood Emblem

O Brother How Art Thou?
We started with the flying Wright Brothers and then we had the Dodge Brothers. Originally from Michigan, they moved to Detroit in 1902. Horace and John Dodge started building engines for Oldsmobile on the first automobile assembly line. The Dodge brothers bailed out Henry Ford after his second bankruptcy. It was said that if it wasn’t for their $75,000 investment and improved car design, Henry Ford would have wound up as just another mechanic. Take note all you savvy business men and women. –> The Dodge Brothers served free beer and sandwiches for lunch to their own 5,000 employees every day. Cheap Henry Ford was a miser and fired people on the spot. Whereas, Dodge offered an insurance incentive plan after one year of service. The first Dodge Model T rolled off the assembly line in 1914 with an electric starter that was better than the standard starter on Henry’s cars, and double the price. Fast track to 1920, the Dodge brothers died of pneumonia two months apart. Only 6 years of design brilliance. What would we have seen if they were around longer. Would Dodge have dominated the car industry?

The Dodge Brothers Emblem /Logo

FUN FUN FUN ….’TIL HER DADDY TAKES HER T-BIRD AWAY.

Want to see a 1956 T-BIRD close up?

1957 Ford Thunderbird

1961 Ford Thunderbird Emblem

After all these years, still here! But, the 2017 Ford Thunderbird emblem is reduced to a very slim chrome plated wingspan with a blob (the bird’s head) in the center. The standard blue and silver oval-shaped Ford logo is on the front grille of the T-Bird. Henry Ford and his philosophy has infiltrated down the ranks. Crank them out as cheap as you can. The Cadillac did keep its coat of arms — on the ‘front’ of the car similar concept as other car dealers – – e.g. “Ford” mustang. That was Lee Iacocca’s idea. He was later fired by Ford.

Ford Thunderbird 2017 Emblem

I suppose the Thunderbird emblem was old and not much could be done to enhance it in the modern world; only to see it reduced into a thin line.

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
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Why do we recycle metals?

Types of Recycled Metals

“Ferrous -Metal” Car

Metals can be classified as ferrous, or non-ferrous. Ferrous metals are combinations of iron with carbon. Some common ferrous metals include carbon steel, alloy steel, wrought iron, and cast iron. On the other hand, non-ferrous metals include aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, and tin. Precious metals are non-ferrous. The most common precious metals include gold, platinum, silver, iridium, and palladium.

What is Metal Recycling?

Metal recycling refers to systematically collecting various metals at the end of their useful life, and sorting them according to metal types and quality. This step is followed by processing, purifying and finally making brand new products using the recycled metals.

Metals can be recycled over and over again without altering their properties. Steel is the most recycled material on the planet according to American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).

The other highly recycled metals include aluminum, copper, silver, brass and gold.

Why do we recycle metals?

Metals are valuable materials that can be recycled again and again without degrading their properties. Scrap metal has value, which motivates people to collect it for sale to recycling operations.

To be honest, we are forced to recycle. Without all the bells and whistles, it is plain to say that we just have too much junk. There are only so many land fills available. We can not find places to put all these scrap cars. It is a dilemma that has been solved with the many recycling facilities that are available today.

There are (1) financial incentive and (2) environmental concerns to recycling old metal.  Primarily, the recycling of metals enables us to preserve natural resources while requiring less energy to process than the manufacture of new products, using virgin raw materials. Recycling emits less carbon dioxide and other harmful gases. More importantly, it saves money and allows manufacturing businesses to reduce their production cost. Recycling also creates jobs.

Quick metal recycling facts

  • Although almost every kind of metal can be recycled again and again without degradation of properties, currently, only 30 percent of metal is recycled.
  • Nearly 40 percent of worldwide steel production is made using recycled steel.
  • Around 42 percent of crude steel in the United States is made of recycled materials.
  • In the United States alone, around 100 million steel and tin cans are used every day.
  • Steel and iron are the most recycled materials in the world due in part to the opportunity to recover large structures as well as the ease of reprocessing. The use of magnets in the sorting process enables recyclers to easily separate them from the mixed waste stream.
  • Every year, around 400 million tons of metal is recycled worldwide.
  • Currently, the single most recycled consumer product in the U.S. is the aluminum can.
  • Throwing away a single aluminum can waste energy equivalent to the same can filled with gasoline.

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
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