How to Identify Non-Ferrous Metals

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Identifying your scrap metal is useful when it comes to recycling them, as they need to be recycled differently.

Metals are separated into two main categories: ferrous and non-ferrous. While ferrous metals are identifiable by their magnetism, non-ferrous metals are not magnetic.

Non-ferrous materials are generally more malleable and more lightweight than ferrous metals. They’re useful for applications that require strength but a lighter material. They’re also more resistant to corrosion.

Non-ferrous metals are used in:

• Aircraft industry
• Canning industry
• Gutters
• Water pipes
• Roofing
• Road signs
• Small electronics
• Electrical wiring

Non-ferrous metals are also more valuable than ferrous metals. Non-ferrous metals include copper, brass, lead and aluminum.

Bring your ferrous and non-ferrous metals to Moffatt Scrap Iron & Metal Inc. to ensure they’re disposed of properly – and for the right price!

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