Most consumer metal products are alloyed to match an industry precision that defines hardness, texture and strength. The alloy varies from product to product. Although you’ll find hundreds of different aluminium products, less than 50 common recycling terms exist. Purity and demand will determine the price given for each aluminium product. Aluminium recycling provides many environmental, economic and community benefits to individuals, communities, organizations, companies and industries.
Casting alloys containing more than 5% foreign material are divided into high or low recovery. This item is commonly found in aluminium engines and transmission parts but also used in other products.
As a new pre consumer product this is a 1100 alloy, once used it is known as UBC (used beverage can) or RBF-UBC.
Aluminium extrusions will commonly be found in the alloys of 6061 and 6063. Using magnesium and silicon in various proportions to form magnesium silicon thus, creating a heat treatable aluminium alloy with durable strength. Common uses include ladders, window frames, and screen doors. Aluminium Foil This familiar household product is also recyclable and like a beverage can this is also 1100 alloy but because of the thinness not all of the aluminium is recovered in the smelting process, dramatically affecting the price of this material.
Usually a 6061 alloy and found on most modern cars.