March 20, 2017

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!

One thought on “How to Identify Non-Ferrous Metals

  1. I have a silver 1.5 troy ounce coin. My grandfather took it to an expert and he said it was not silver. It has he same exact density of silver, and passed all of the tests I conducted. What metal is it?

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