Globe Metal Celebrates Earth Day — And Is Glad To Be Doing Its Part

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We need four planets. At least according to the Global Footprint Network. You see, that’s what we would need if the world’s population consumed resources like Kuwait, Australia, the United Emirates, Qatar, and the United States. In addition, a recent report by CNN states that some of the leading causes of climate change are electricity and heat production, transportation, manufacturing and construction. This is why we take Earth Day seriously.

Recycling is key

Recycling industrial metals provides significant environmental benefits. This ranges from energy conservation, natural resource conservation, and reduced carbon footprints. At Globe Metal, we are passionate about what we are accomplishing and feel good about making a difference. In the last decade alone, we have recycled over 289 million pounds of metal. In business for over 40 years, we do our part to play a leadership role in the environmental and economic sustainability of our planet.

At Globe Metal, We Live Every Day Like It Is Earth Day

Today, Earth Day is the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people. The beautiful thing about Globe Metal is that we live every day like it was Earth Day! Globe Metal helps companies all over the world turn their metal waste into secondary resources, which in turn benefits the planet and helps to grow a global circular economy.

Numerous industrial and manufacturing plants produce many products using rare materials. If you have any metal waste by-products, we’ll be glad to help you to recycle your industrial scrap metal waste and improve your bottom line.

If you have any questions about your metal recycling needs and want to benefit from our expertise, give us a call at 1-800-700-6382 or email us at

Globe Metal’s Upcoming Trade Show Schedule

Globe Metal Event Schedule Spring 2019

Fresh off of our successful trip down to Atlanta for MRO Americas, we thought it would be worthwhile to share our upcoming schedule with you. Over the next few months, Globe Metal will be sending our team members to the following trade shows and events:

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

May 6-9
Houston, TX
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. The conference is celebrating 50 years. Globe Metal will be out there in full force and bringing along our new booth as well.

Waste Expo

Las Vegas
May 5-8
Whether you are from the private sector, a small, medium or large public sector waste management company, organics management, or food waste management company, or a manufacturer or supplier from the U.S. or abroad, count on WasteExpo to bring the entire industry together under one roof.


May 20-23
Detroit, MI
RAPID + TCT has been produced by SME since its inception nearly 30 years ago as an additive manufacturing conference and exposition. The two leaders in additive manufacturing, SME and owner of the TCT Group, Rapid News Publications, joined forces in 2016 to produce the RAPID + TCT event, combining decades of 3D technology insights and experience.

Metal Recycling Short Course

June 18-20
Indianapolis, Indiana
This conference will focus on industry practices currently in use to convert metal-containing materials to products. Processors, raw materials producers, and marketers will all be invited to attend. A call for speakers has been issued and we are seeking individual and group presenters to share their experiences and approaches to recycling metals and associated materials. Particular emphasis will be given to combinations of metallurgical processing, metal tailings recovery, and battery recycling to facilitate economical recycling. The presentations anticipated will focus on plant operations, and there will be ample opportunity for interaction by the participants.


June 23-26
Phoenix, AZ
This is the leading North American technical conference on powder metallurgy and particulate materials. In fact, POWDERMET2019 is a hub for technology transfer for professionals from every part of the industry, including buyers and specifiers of metal powders, tooling and compacting presses, sintering furnaces, furnace belts, powder handling and blending equipment, quality-control and automation equipment, particle-size and powder-characterization equipment, consulting and research services, and much, much more.

Globe Metal’s own Brendon Chrus and Josh Lifshitz will be presenting.

Greg Solomon, Josh Lifshitz and Brendon Chrus representing Globe Metal at MRO Americas in Atlanta, Georgia in April 2019.

If you have any questions about your metal recycling needs and want to benefit from our expertise, give us a call at 1-800-700-6382 or email us at

5 Key Tips when Recycling Superalloys

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Recycling superalloys are critical to the aviation industry. As engineers continue to develop the next generation of high performing engines and aircraft, improving sustainability and reducing emissions is vital. Because emerging technologies require materials that can tolerate extreme temperatures without melting.

Many alloying elements today are scarce in the market. This scarcity is the result of either rapid depletion of land-based primary resources or because certain elements are rare. This increase in demand and the shortage of supply make these Energy-Critical Elements (ECE’s) some of the most sought after industrial metals. With the importance of these alloying elements, here are five essential tips to give you that competitive advantage when it comes to the metal recycling of superalloys.

Tip#1: The material is more valuable than the sum of its parts

Some of the new generations of superalloys contain 3%-6% of rare elements such as Rhenium and Ruthenium. In April 2019, prices for Re and Ru are listed at US$1,290/lb and US$263/oz. The value of these two elements may be higher than the total of the other metals present. It is an important point to consider with the recycling of superalloys: even though it involves processing of large amounts of material, you collect on the alloy, not the contents.

Tip#2: Certain Alloys Fall Under ITAR Restrictions

Free markets for the trade and commerce on particular exports, such as specific scrap metals, are not always as free as one would think. The U.S. has strategic policies in place, such as ITAR, where many countries and organizations are subject to trade sanctions, embargoes and restrictions under U.S law. When exporting to Canada, U.S. companies selling their superalloys for scrap are not limited by the constraints imposed by ITAR. There are no applications and no registrations, which makes doing business in Canada a fantastic opportunity for those looking to recycle industrial metals.

Tip#3: Many Superalloys Have Precious Metal Coatings

Nickel-based superalloys are used extensively in specific sections of gas turbine engines and other propulsive power machines, as they operate in high-temperature environments. Often, platinum-modified coatings are applied to these superalloy surfaces to enhance and improve their resistance to these extreme environmental conditions. Precious-metal modified superalloys are highly sought out for their high value and utility. If you are selling your metal scrap superalloys, it’s important to know about these coatings. They bring additional value.

Tip#4: Ensure Your Material is Separated

It’s important to keep your materials separated. Avoiding confusion before your scrap metal gets to the scale is the best way to make sure you receive the best price for your material. If you need help getting your elements separated, Globe Metal provides this added value service as a surcharge.

Tip#5: Ensure Your Materials Are Destroyed

If you require secure and compliant material disposal measures, make sure that your metal recycler can provide you with certifications of disposal. We understand the importance of protecting propriety technology and trade secrets. That is why Globe Metal provides certified destruction services. We destroy and catalogue your propriety equipment.


If you have any questions, we are always happy to answer you. If you are attending MRO Americas in Atlanta April 9 to 11, come meet us at booth 4850. We are your experts in recycling soft metal materials.