CKS METAL CORPORATION
"Aggressive by Nature"
5579 Old Alton-Edwardsville Rd., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Scrap Definitions


SCRAP DEFINITIONS


Bare Brite Copper
Shall consist of No. 1 bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire, not smaller than No. 16 gauge wire.  Bare Brite is a thick copper wire which has had its insulation "stripped" off. 


#1 Copper
 Shall consist of clean, unalloyed, uncoated copper clippings, punchings, bus bars, commutator segments, and wire not less than 1/16 of an inch thick, free of burnt wire which is brittle; but may include clean copper tubing.   

  #2 Copper
Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper scrap having a nominal 96% copper content (minimum 94%) as determined by electrolytic assay.  Should be free of the following:  Excessively leaded, tinned, soldered copper scrap; brasses and bronzes; excessi
ve oil content, iron and non-metallics; copper tubing with other than copper connections or with sediment; copper wire from burning, containing insulation; hair wire; burnt wire which is brittle; and should be reasonably free of ash.  

Sheet Copper
Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper scrap having a nominal 92% copper content (minimum 88%) as determined by electrolytic assay and shall consist of sheep copper, gutters, downspouts, kettles, boilers, and similar scrap.  Should be free of the following:  Burnt hair wire; copper clad; plating racks; grindings; copper wire from burning, containing insulation; radiators and fire extinguishers; refrigerator units; electrotype shells; screening; excessively leaded, tinned, soldered scrap; brasses and bronzes; excessive oil, iron and non-metallics; and should be reasonably free of ash. 

  #1 Insulated Wire
Shall consist of clean, untinned, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire and cable, not smaller than N. 16 B & S wire gauge, free of burnt wire which is brittle; with all ends cut off. 

#2 Insulated Wire
Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper wire.  Should be free of the following:  Excessively leaded, tinned, soldered copper wire; brass and bronze wire; excessive oil content, iron, and non-metallics; copper wire from burning, containing insulation;  and should be reasonably free of ash; with all ends cut off.

Yellow Brass
Shall consist of mixed yellow brass solids, including brass castings, rolled brass, rod brass, tubing and miscellaneous yellow brasses, including plated brass.  Must be free of manganese-bronze, aluminum bronze, unsweated radiators ore radiator parts, iron, and excessively dirty and corroded materials.  Must also be free of any type of munitions including, but not limited to, bullet casings. 
 
Communication Wire
Shall consist of thinly gauged wire, such as VGA Cables, Phone wire, CAT-5 and CAT-6 etc.  with all ends cut off. 

  X-mas Lights
Shall consist of small bulb Christmas tree lights without plastic, ornaments, iron, garland etc..


  Sealed Units
Shall consist of sealed electric compressor motors derived from common Refrigerators & freezers (Drained and free of iron). 

  Die Cast
Shall consist of miscellaneous new or old zinc base die castings without iron and other foreign attachments.  Must be free of borings, turnings, dross pieces, chunks, melted pieces and skimmings. 

  Die Cast FE (with Iron)
Shall consist of miscellaneous old zinc base die castings with or without iron and other foreign attachments.  Must be free of borings, turnings, dross pieces, chunks, melted pieces and skimmings.  Must be less than 30% iron. 

  Mixed Hard/Soft Lead
Shall consist of clean lead solids, free of other materials, such as drosses, battery plates, lead covered cable, collapsible tubes, type metals, aluminum, zinc, iron and brass fittings, dirty chemical lead and radioactive materials. 


  Painted Siding
Shall consist of clean, low copper aluminum siding scrap, painted one or two sides, free of plastic coating, iron, dirt, corrosion, fiber, foam, or fiberglass backing or other non-metallic items. 

  Old Sheet (Scrap Aluminum)
Shall consist of clean old alloy aluminum of two or more alloys, free of foil, venetian blinds, castings, hair wire, screen wire, food or beverage containers, radiator shells, airplane sheet, bottle caps, plastic, dirt and other non-metallic items. 

  Cast Aluminum
Shall consist of all clean aluminum castings which may contain auto and airplane castings, but no ingots, and to be free of iron, brass, dirt and other non-metallic items.  Oil and grease not to total more than 2%. 


  Stainless
Shall consist of clean 18-8 type stainless steel clips and solids containing a minimum 7% nickel, 16% chrome, and have a maximum of .50% molybdenum, .50% copper, .045% phosphorous, and .03% sulfur, and otherwise free of harmful contaminants.  It must also be free of iron and cut to 4-5' lengths; otherwise their will be an oversize deduction. 

  Electric Motors
Shall consist of whole electric motors and/or dismantled electric motor parts that are copper wound.  No excessive steel attachments such as gear reducers, iron bases, and pumps, or loose free iron allowed.  Specification not to include sealed units or cast iron compressors, or aluminum wound motors.

  Batteries
Shall consist of SLI (starting, lighting & ignition), automotive, truck, commercial golf cart and marine-type batteries.  Cases to be either plastic or rubber and to be complete.  Non-lead (i.e., ni-cad, ni-fe, carbonaire, etc.) not acceptable. 

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