The Importance of Superalloys

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The use of superalloys is crucial in today’s modern high-tech world. Many of these high-performance alloys are nickel-based containing the alloying elements of Cobalt, Tantalum, Molybdenum, Tungsten, Titanium, and Rhenium.

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Consider Packaging Costs When Talking About Recycling Metal

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One of the best ways to increase your profit margins when it comes to recycling of metal is to look at packaging costs. Most industries and manufacturers who sell their scrap metal look at it from a price per pound basis. At Globe Metal, we take a comprehensive approach when it comes to buying your scrap metal. We look at your whole business; where your material is coming from, how it gets into containers, and the way you’re shipping it. We look at the different methods, considerations and benefits when it comes to choosing the right packaging for your scrap metal waste.

Globe Metal pays attention to every detail of your packaging of recycled metal

To understand your choices in packaging for your metal recycling, we concentrate on the big picture. We’re able to provide an added-value service where we take an informed look at how you collect, sort, and transport your metals by providing strategies and techniques for your packaging that translate into reducing your costs.

We will ask some of the following questions:

  • How is your metal scrap getting into your containers?
  • How many people handle the material?
  • Are there safety requirements?
  • Is there a way to use reusable containers?
  • What are the consequences of your approach and choice of packaging?

Discover cost savings and benefits when working with Globe Metal

In this discussion, we recognize that each client has a unique site location and conditions for their metal recycling. We’re able to visit your shop or factory and look at the types of packaging you are using. We can determine what the best packaging options with the lowest total costs are. When using our totes will save time and energy, as well as, making your shop look cleaner. If you’re dealing with high-value materials, we can help to make sure people don’t walk off with metal from your factory.

A lot of industrial companies benefit from our integrated approach and service that reduces their costs substantially. You can read more about recycling process and services, or find out how we can help save you money, reduce your handling costs, and keep your factory floor clean, call or fill out the form to the right!

5 Key Benefits of Recycling Cobalt

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Every day, we help environmentally-minded companies keep metals out of landfills so these materials can find new life in new production processes. Cobalt is one of these metals, which is great because as businesses continue to become more aware of the economic and environmental benefits associated with recycling cobalt and other metals, the critical role of supply from secondary sources becomes more evident.

That’s where Globe Metal comes in.

Cobalt is fundamental to so many industries, as it enables technological developments and contributes to a low C02 future. Using secondary source recycled metal over primary sources also helps your bottom line. And isn’t that the bottom line for so many businesses?

As the benefits of recycling Cobalt are becoming increasingly important for society and industries, let’s look at them in more detail.

1. Global Demand For Cobalt Merits A Strong Secondary Market

Cobalt is used in all kinds of industries, from the manufacturing of ceramics to the making of alloys for magnetic and stainless steels in the automotive and aeronautical industries.  And demand is growing. The electric vehicle sector, for one, needs cobalt for its batteries and chargers. With the demand for cobalt increasing, there are supply chain issues in these industries. Approximately 50% of world cobalt reserves are in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With the concentration of cobalt sourced from this politically sensitive country, there is a growing concern that world supplies will not be met. Finding new sources of cobalt, particularly regarding secondary sources, will be a game-changer for most metal markets.

2. Cobalt Is Infinitely Recyclable

When non-ferrous metals like Cobalt go through the recycling process, their structural integrity does not degrade. It stays the same and, as a result, can be recycled an infinite number of times. Scrap metal is considered to be a “continuous resource,” as it can be re-melted and contribute to making new products over and over again. Consider cobalt to be a resource that can never run out.

3. Energy Efficiency Is Cobalt’s Calling

Even within just one barrel of scrap cobalt, a significant amount of energy can be conserved. Recycling cobalt saves energy that otherwise gets consumed when drilling for ore, refining and other processes in the manufacturing cycle.

4. The Economy Benefits When Cobalt Is Recycled

Studies across Europe, the U.S. and Canada all show the same results: the recycling industry generates jobs and enhances the economy.  The Canadian Association Of Recycling Industries (CARI) published an informal survey stating that the industry directly employs 34,000+ people, and 85,000+ people indirectly. Recycled materials reduce production costs and allow manufacturing companies to be more competitive. The metal recycling industry is a force for innovation, driving new technologies and products.

5. Sustainability and the Environment

By definition, metal recycling is sustainable to the economy and the environment. Recycled cobalt and other metals use significantly less energy, reduce greenhouse gases, maximize the use of natural resources, and diverts metal materials from landfills.

At Globe Metal, we recycle all forms of Cobalt. Give our expert staff a call, and find out how your business can benefit in sustainable and economical ways by recovering your metal waste.

Tantalum Scrap Recycling – Quick Tips to Recycle Tantalum and Its Alloys

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Tantalum is an important metal for its unique properties.  It possesses high melting points (3017 Celsius). It is highly corrosion-resistant and has high conductivities of electricity and heat. These distinctive features have made tantalum an indispensable metal in several industries. Tantalum is a principal metal widely used in the production of electronics with over half of the world production being used in this industry. It is also used in the production of capacitors, sputtering targets, superalloys, high-entropy alloys (HEAs), mill products, carbide products such as cutting tools, and speciality chemicals.  According to the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Centre, the global production of tantalum in 2014 was 2800 tons. At that time, just over 35% of the world production was recycled from secondary sources. Tantalum is considered a critical mineral in terms of security of supply and economic importance. Increased consumer demand for these materials used in cell phones and computers, for example, will continue to lead for higher needs of tantalum.

Globe Metal plays an integral role in the Circular Economy

At Globe Metal, we play an integral part in establishing a circular economy when it comes to recycling tantalum, pure metal and alloys. World recycling rates for tantalum are meager, but at Globe Metal we want to change all of that. In this blog, we are here to provide you with the essential guidelines you will need to make sure you can recycle your tantalum efficiently, effectively, and profitably.

Guidelines in recycling your tantalum

  1. It’s important to identify precisely your waste materials and their levels of purity. Your regular local scrap dealer does not have the processes in place to recycle industrial sludges, powders or residues, for example. To determine the types of these kinds materials you have, the best thing to do is run an ICP analysis to identify your primary elements.
  2. You need to recognize that your local scrap dealer will not be able to give you the best price for your tantalum metal scrap. The reason being is that you need to choose a scrap metal recycling facility that is a niche in these kinds of metals. Working with a trusted leader in the industry, will have the knowledge and experience to provide you with all the expert information you need, along with getting the best price of your metals at fair market value.
  3. Know the value of your metals. It’s easy to stay up-to-date with the current market prices. Prices are dependant on local demands and quantities. You can be sure at the end of the day that all metals are recycled, and you will be paid for all the metals you bring.
  4. Get the best value for the recycling of your tantalum represents a process chain that can involve several processes such as liberation, separation, or mechanical. At Globe Metal, we have experts in metal chemistry and metallurgy. We can provide the input for our clients’ needs for cost-efficient approaches to recycle their tantalum and get the best market value for them.

We recycle: tantalum oxide scrap, tantalum sludge, tantalum powder scrap, tantalum waste, tantalum capacitors scrap, tantalum capacitor recycling, titanium tantalum, tantalum metal, tantalum niobium, tantalum element, tantalum turning scrap, tantalum computer scrap, and much more.

By following these simple strategies, you can be guaranteed you’re on the fast track to properly recycling your tantalum scrap metals.

Ready to recycle your tantalum scrap metal? One of our sales staff will answer any questions you may have. You can reach out to us at 1-800-700-6382 or send an email to

To get an instant price on your tantalum scrap please call (450) 638-1732 ext. 33 or e-mail

Globe Metal is a world wide leader in tantalum scrap recycling. Our scrap tantalum price per pound is the highest in the industry. We insure that you receive the best value for your tantalum scrap. Your material will be remelted to and go into a tantalum foundry or tantalum smelter and made into a new product.

Globe Metal is a proud member of Minor Metals Trade Association.