Ferrous Scrap Metal Descriptions
These specifications derive from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and are internationally accepted and used throughout the world to trade commodities.
Punchings or stampings, plate scrap, and bar crops containing less than 0.05 percent phosphorus or sulphur and less than 0.05 percent silicon, free from alloys. All materials cut 12 inches and under, and with the exception of punchings or stampings, at least 1/8 inch in thickness. Punchings or stampings under 6 inches in diameter may be any gauge.
New production black steel sheet scrap, loose clippings or skeleton scrap. May includes stanley balls, mandrel bundles, pup coils, scarfing, heads and tails. Material thickness less than 1/4 inch. Free of metal coated, limed, vitreous enameled, and electrical sheet containing over 0.5 percent silicon.
A coil with a width greater than or equal to 18″ and a gauge thickness less than 1/4″.
Coiled Plate has a gauge thickness greater than or equal to 1/4″.
A small coil with OD less than 36″, ID 16 – 30″, gauge less than 1/4″ and width less than 18″.
Also known as a cutting die, is essentially a giant cookie cutter made specifically for a product. Steel dies come in various sizes.
Cut structural and plate scrap. Clean open hearth steel plates, structural shapes, crop ends, shearings, or broken steel tires. Material thickness equal to or greater than 1/4 inch. Phosphorus or sulphur not over 0.005 percent. Prepared plate is equal to or less than 5 feet x 2 feet and 1/4 inch and greater in thickness.