Eco-friendly Scrap Car Towing ~ Recycling Scrap Metal

WORLD STEEL/SCRAP METAL FORECAST 2017 – 2018
In order for steel to remain profitable -24%-30% of scrap metal is used in its manufacturing to keep their costs low. Other benefits of using scrap metal is environmental;  striping less iron ore from the mines. Coal is also used to fire the furnaces in the processing of steel. Recycled steel manufacturing that use the new arc furnaces also use less coal that reduces the carbon footprint. Mining coal is still ravaging the environment.

Nucor (scrap metal) Steel Mill

Some plants burn shredded rubber tires in their plants as fuel and in manufacturing steel.Mini mills run according to local supply and demand. If international prices go up, it may take a while before you see changes on the local level. The benefit is that it does prepare you for changes, especially of there is a drop in steel and scrap metal pricing. It will help you prepared for a download trend. Get your magnifying class out. The map below shows production for 2017 and 2018. Note the Mt=million tonnes. The EU growth rate is is 5.2%. In some places you read a growth of 0.4% to 2.3%.  What is surprising is that Asia (China) looks like it’s going to take a big drop in 2018. There is supposed to be a slow down in China to level the playing field.


SCRAP METAL FORECAST 2017-2018
Earlier this year in Jan. 2017, the World Steel Association (Worldsteel), headquartered in Brussels, has released its short-range outlook (SRO)…In 2017, it is forecast that world steel demand will return to growth of 0.4 percent, reaching 1,494 million metric tons. The hope is that NAFTA and EU (European Union) are working on improving the price of scrap metal in conjunction with steel prices. Even though China is still in the forefront. It is hard to compete with cheap labour and low rent.
OCTOBER 2017 publication

So, world steel demand is recovering well, driven largely by cyclical factors rather than structural. The lack of a strong growth engine to replace China and a long-term decline in steel intensity due to technological and environmental factors will continue to weigh on steel demand in the future.” published by the worldsteel.org

Conflict in China and Korea are being repaired with diplomatic visits just last week (Nov 12,2017). It is better to get along, even compromises always results in an all win situation. They know it is mutually beneficial to remain co-operative and defuse any political uproars that may be ensuing.

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with Liu Yunshan, a Chinese official

IN CONCLUSION
We can only speculate and provide estimated values. Trends in pricing scrap metal are based on political and government situations as much as need for steel and recycled metals in their manufacturing. Thailand and Vietnam are showing greater demand for steel as they are experiencing growth in their countries. India is still being held back by their government to import steel and scrap metal. They are encouraged to buy and process steel/scrap metal locally. Brazil and the rest of South America have low growth numbers for 2018. To take a conservative approach. gwoth in scrap metal and processed steel looks very healthy with an estimated growth of 0.4% up to 3% growth.

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Note: Ferrous METALS are magnetic and iron based. Examples of non-ferrous metals are aluminum, copper and gold. As you know, they are not magnetic. It is a good rule of thumb when you are not sure how to categorize a metal. Take brass for instance. It is metallic but not magnetic. Brass is then categorized as a non-ferrous metal.

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Fun Scrap Metal ART

FUN METAL ART
It’s really amazing what funny artwork we get from twisted old shovels, blades, pipes and wires. Old farm equipment is a good place to look for discarded metal to make your ‘new’ upcycled artwork. How about using a favorite tin and making it into a funny robot. Tins will soon be obsolete as plastics are moving in strong. Some of my tea tins have been replaced by heavy card-board boxes. I have noticed that manufacturers are starting to weed them out. Take a look at some of these funny robots. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy ~sharing these talented artists with you. Lots of men are wearing beards today – – even the mighty shovel dawns on fierce-looking whiskers.

Mr. Whiskers

I’m looking at some robots made from Altoids and old tins. This one caught my eye since the whole set was sold for $1,700. I am a bit miffed. I had to share it with you! The dream team from The Wizard of Oz. You can purchase similar items online. I am trying to find their website for the link. It has eluded me so far.  The individual robots go for $300 and change on the website. That’s really something! Another example of  “One mans trash is another man’s treasure!”

I really like these two fellas (below). The Players Tobacco and Mustard Tin. Although, I think the Players tin will become a collector’s item. I suspect there will be more mustard tins in production.  I can’t figure out what they used for Colonel Mustard’s face The gaping jaw is priceless. I thought it was really hilarious. Spoons and forks make for great arms and legs.

Old Tins With New Life!

Dancing Spark Plugs: sparkplugguy.com

Retired people or people who like making widgets in their spare time will get a kick out of these little DIY projects. I hope you got some good ideas. You can start saving your tins and spark plugs here and there. Know anybody that works in a garage, or a mechanic? See if you can save them time and money, and pick up their junk for them. Get your kids, small children or grand children to help. They can make their own robot. A fun way to work on family projects.

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Best Of The Best!

ITS ALL ABOUT THE TRUCK!
The US auto market continued its hot streak with more than 17.4 million cars and trucks sold. As expected, pickup trucks and SUVs accounted for much of the growth. Compact cars and mid-size sedans dropped in sales from 6% to 10%. Currently, Ford owns 40% of the full-size truck market and 34% of the overall pickup truck market. Ford trucks have always held the forefront.

The List Topper: FORD F Series
What does $49,000 buy you? The top of the line 4 wheel drive Ford Super Crew truck. Its light enough to travel with acceptable gas consumption. Your Ford truck is custom-made.  5 year roadside assistance. You can get a 5′ to 8′ box. It comes in 6 or 8 cylinder engines. 7 F series Models to select with a price tag starting at $27,380 -to- $60,520. It doen’t stop there. Prices can climb up to $100,000 easily with a fully loaded truck.
2018 FORD Line-up with all the bells and whistles!

XLT 4WD SuperCrew 6.5′ Box V8 Engine

The Ford F-150 inherits three new or updated engines, a more handsome face, and more available active-safety technologies for 2018. The aluminum-bodied, steel-frame F-150 was our choice as the top pickup among our 2017 10Best Trucks and SUVs, and the 2018 model improves on that strong base.published by caranddriver.com

Ford is not sitting on its laurels. They have made improvements to their trucks and added intelligence. Reclining, heated echo-friendly seats are at the top of the comfort scale. All trucks are now becoming more customized. Luxury on wheels along with power.

Ford has remained in the top two truck sales. GM is a close second and sometimes squeaks above the Ford line. There is a Toyota truck that is coming up in third place. It will remain name less.
Stay on top Ford!
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Let the Games Begin!

ENTERTAINMENT WITH SCRAP CARS
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Now I’ve seen everything?” Then, something comes along that is totally mind-boggling. Here is something that you may not have thought was possible.  Another revelation that may have slipped your “Something New” list.

SCRAP CAR PING PONG TABLE
These outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a quick game of ping-pong to while away the hours. Those terra-cotta shingles makes me think of Arizona or California. Some warm spot in the U.S. where year round Ping Pong can be played outside. With the gravel around the table, the balls wont bounce to the neighbor’s yard. Looks like they have covered all the angles.

Ping Pong Anyone?

How about watching TV in the Bedroom? Complete the bedroom suite with a Mercedes bed frame ~ tires and all? You have to really love cars to do this to your bedroom!

TV Entertainment Center

Upgrade to a wider screen. If your Porsche died and you had great memories then you can keep your baby forever. Preserve it like a taxidermist!
You can even will it to your kids like the Tilly hat. (Great marketing there). It could have been someone else’s Porsche and this is the best you can do to own one for yourself. Which is it? You decide. Whatever the story you just have to love your car to immortalize it. And, why not? Life is too short to be judged by others. They say. “you can’t take it with you”? May be you can. I can see someone getting buried with their car. Nothing surprises me. Shocked ~ yes but not surprised.

My Porsche and Big Screen TV

This one might have escaped you. Your very own custom hot tub. For the cover use a ping-pong table ‘cover’ and you’ve got it made. Let’s call it what it really is.  A big wading pool for adults. I’m not sure how they got the jets working. You’ve constantly got to drain it and fill it up just like a kiddies pool. I find they are a lot of work.  Take a bath instead or jump in the lake. They are okay. I’m not a big fan. Knock your selves out! Enjoy!

Jacuzzi Anyone?

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New Tesla Electric Truck!

LAUNCHING NOVEMBER 2017

Tesla will unveil its electric semi truck on November 16, the company confirmed today via email invites sent to press. The invites feature a full-size off-center image of the Tesla truck, still mostly clad in shadow, besides those iconic headlights we’ve seen in earlier teaser material. published in techcrunch.com

Tesla Electric Truck Nov. 2017

HOW GOOD IS IT?
You know it was coming at some point. Tesla’s truck is said to have between 200 and 300 miles of range per charge according to a previous report, which would require a significant battery capacity to achieve given the towing capacity of the truck category that Tesla is targeting. Good for short Hauls or port to port runs. Price of gasoline has starting to rise to $1.18 per gallon in Mississauga. Ontario, Canada. Electric vehicles are getting a stronger grip in our communities.
You will be able to see this new Tesla truck if you are passing by Hawthorne, near Los Angeles, California on November 16th.

JOLLY GREEN GIANT SIZE BATTERY
We spotted this Tesla proto type out in California. You can see the size of that battery. You’d think they would have solar panels on the top of the cab to charge the battery. Yes they do have -optional- solar panels on top of the cab! These trucks are built from scratch. No adaptation of gasoline driven trucks. Inside is a large screen panel with all the bells and whistles.

Battery for Electric Semi-Truck

The engineers a Tesla did not jump the shark. An electric pick-up truck has already been tested and road worthy. What comes after T as in model T..yes its “U”. The Tesla Model U (as in Utility) is available for Eco-friendly driving. I’m not sure if they will find a different name for it. Personally, I Like the model U.

Published by Truck Trend Edward A. Sanchez Aug 2016

The truck will also have a solar roof and optional solar tonneau panel for trickle charging when parked. Now you have an empty trunk in the front where the engine used to be.  Reminds you of the VW beetle?  This new storage area is called a frunk short for front trunk. Fancy additions are a frig and electrical outlets. You can power up right from your truck to run tools or plug-in an outdoor lamp. Talking about lights. The truck sends off a perimeter of light if you are working in the dark or dropped something in the ground in a dark area. Lets take a closer look at this frunk shall we?

Frunk: Center Panel Refrigerator. Ready For A Cold One?

PRICE: $60,000 $80,000 and $100,000. Remember, a comparable Mercedes will run up to $200,000. Mercedes has its electric car line too. It was reported that  360,000 pre-orders were waiting in anticipation for their own Tesla truck.

CUP OF JO?  Scrap Metal  Art

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Trending Scrap Metal Art

There are so many new and exciting artists that work with raw metal; used and new scrap metal. Used car parts, discarded stoves, bikes and more junk ~sparkle with life as they are transformed into new creations. We call it art. There are so many variations to scrap metal art. Some are good and others are great. You decide on what you are about to see here at Paul’s Scrap Car Artists!
Sculptures made out of scrap car parts by Australian artist James Corbett.

“After a while, people started taking more and more interest in what I was doing and now I do it for my living – it really is a dream come true”…James Corbett

I like the spark plug jacket and matching hat. Almost a Coco Chanel look! The way the jacket/spark pugs flow is that touch that divides the great artists from the okay artists. Bravo to you James Corbett! Most of all, I like the motion ~ how the artist made this sculpture so life-like. I wouldn’t put it in my living room. But, there is a good place for it. Maybe at a dog walking service, dog food manufacturers or at a Vet’s shop. Even a high fashion store would work. She looks very  “Sparky”.

Scrap Metal Artist James Corbett -Cool Shoulder pads on the Wally!

BIRDS OF A FEATHER
The scrap artwork from James is amazing! He really captures the essence of these foul feathered friends. The rooster looks proud and regal. The goose neck and feet are brilliant.  A very special artist. Move over Picasso!


I really like this artist from down under. I find his work shows a real sense of movement and style. It’s hard to get an inanimate object look almost real! Good work there James. I like your style!
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Canada and Mexico are exploring new trade ties as talks with the United States have turned gloomy

No resolution for  NAFTA. [Oct 10-12, 2017].  Trump is indicating that the U.S. will be bowing out of NAFTA. It may be linked with the immigration issues from the Trump Campaign.
NAFTA
If you are not sure what its all about, the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA), is a 23-year-old trilateral trade deal with Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

“I happen to think that NAFTA will have to be terminated if we’re going to make it good,” Trump told Forbes in an interview published on Tuesday (Oct.10.17) published by Forbes.com

The metals news will be part of renegotiation efforts that will be focused on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) appear to be at a standstill provided by..metalminer.com
Auto Content Rules are proposing to change in the new NAFTA talks in favour of using more North American Metals.

The Aluminum Association wanted to modernized the NAFTA agreements without compromising the original agreement.

The talks are divided between each country. The 5th round of talks will be scheduled for April, 2018. Enough time for all parties to re-examine their proposals and perhaps come up with something new. We will see how the trade deal holds up. Or, will it be dissolved? People are hesitant to say they had made any kind of mistake. Fresh new ideas would help cement a viable and prosperous trade flow between the three countries. Who is up to the challenge?

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland criticized others at the negotiating table for what she called “unconventional proposals” after the latest round of NAFTA talks ended in Washington. The talks are now being pushed into 2018. (The Canadian Press)

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