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Bauxite the source of aluminum

All About Bauxite

By | Aluminum Resources, Smelting, State Metal Industries | One Comment

There are many people wondering what is Bauxite ore and how can it help us, so let’s find out more about this great material. Simply put, Bauxite ore is one of the largest sources of aluminum in the world. In order for the ore to take the form of aluminum, it needs to be processed with help from chemical treatments. Then the resulting alumina will be smelted through an electrolysis process which will create aluminum…

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What is Aluminum Exactly? How is Aluminum Alloy? State Metal Industries #Aluminum101 A Crash Course

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What is Aluminum? “Pure aluminum is a silvery-white metal with many desirable characteristics. It is light, nontoxic (as the metal), nonmagnetic and nonsparking, somewhat decorative and is easily formed, machined, and cast.”  Despite being an abundant element in the earth’s crust, Aluminum is not found free in nature. The Bayer process is used to refine aluminium from bauxite, and aluminium ore. What is Aluminum Alloy? An aluminum alloy is made when various elements are mixed…

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What kind of Aluminum can be Recycled, All your questions answered

By | Aluminum Recycling, Aluminum Resources, Camden, NJ, SMI Facilities | No Comments

If you are ever curious about recycling as a way to make some money on the side or as a full-blown business Not all aluminum is created equal though, and there is often more efficient ways to recycle than picking up cans from the side of the roads or after the latest rock concert.  Here are the various aluminum types and what they can bring. UBC Cans Universal Beverage Cans make up at least 60…

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Sustainability of Aluminum

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Small businesses and large corporations alike stand to benefit from using aluminum in as much of their operations and products as they can.  This extremely versatile and equitable metal is such an important component for a sustainable and profitable work force. Why is aluminum so important?  For many reasons, including its strength-to-weight ratio and it’s highly reusable.  Reusability, when compared to most materials, is on a completely different level, as approximately 75 percent of all…

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Evolution of Aluminum aka How Aluminum is Recycled

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Aluminum is an amazing “super-metal” due to its unrivaled level of versatility, recyclability, and sustainability.  For almost 100 years, people have been reusing the same aluminum that was first introduced into the industry.  As a matter of fact, three fourths of all aluminum you see today came from the original smelting factories. Why is aluminum so recycled?  Well, the answer lies in its uncanny ability to retain its properties after going through the melting, extracting,…

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State Metal Industries

We love Aluminum Recycling!

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There is no limit to the number of times aluminum cans may be recycled. At State Metal Industries we always wonder “How old is this soda can REALLY!” The 36 billion Aluminum cans land filled last year had a scrap value of 600 million dollars. That’s like every employee at State Metal Industries drinking 100,000 CASES of soda! 97% of all beverage cans are aluminum. North America is currently recycling 2/3 of aluminum cans, nowhere…

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Ford Introduces F-150 Complete With Aluminum Body

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As major companies continue to compete for bottom line numbers, Ford looks to the future with their first Aluminum Body built vehicle. As Paul Sancya reports “The first 2015 Ford F-150 rolled off the assembly line this week, and it is no normal truck. The new F-150 pickup is the first with an aluminum body, making it hundreds of pounds lighter than its predecessors.” “Ford says that the new body cuts about 700 pounds off…

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How Scrap Metal Processing Works

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How Scrap Metal Processing Works State Metal Industries specializes in Scrap Metal Processing. Scrap metal processing may seem like a mysterious process to some people. However, it is pretty simple and straight forward. Here, we will talk about how scrap metal processing works. We will also tell you about common scrap metal uses. If you have not yet started recycling your scrap metal, it is high time you did. Doing so has quite a few…

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What Is Smelting? State Metal Industries

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State Metal Industries manufactures high quality specification secondary aluminum ingot. State Metal Industries produces our Ingot through the process of smelting, but what exactly is smelting? Smelting is a form of extractive metallurgy; its main use is to produce a metal from its ore. This includes iron extraction, for the production of steel, from iron ore, and copper extraction and other base metals, like Aluminum, from their ores. Smelting involves more than just “melting the…

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