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Metal Recycling in the Aerospace Industry

Aerospace manufacturing and MRO facilities from around the world have partnered with Globe Metal to recycle their metal wastes. We have 40+ years of experience safely and securely recycling everything including complete engine tear downs, high temperature alloys, metal powders, titanium and everything in between. Coming from an experienced background in the metal recycling industry, Globe Metal has helped companies recover higher values from their metal wastes and contribute to a true circular economy. Aerospace companies choose Globe Metal as their metal recycling partner for our team’s in-depth metal and industry knowledge, and our customer focused process.

To recover higher values on your metals

To recover the most value out of aerospace metal scraps, it’s important to choose a recycling partner that knows the right approach. Traditionally aerospace material wastes are recycled in a collective manner which results in all metals being processed as lower value metals. Whereas many metals used in aircraft components are sophisticated superalloys. Globe Metal team possesses in-depth knowledge of metals in the aerospace industry. We handle mixed materials and hazardous materials effectively. Your metals worth money and you are guaranteed to receive fair value for them recycling with Globe Metal.

Standard procedures:

  1. Understand client’s material through photos, analysis or testing;
  2. Globe Metal submits pricing quote – based on different recycling options;
  3. Material is picked up from client’s facility, sorted, cleaned, and processed;
  4. Globe Metal distributes metals for recycling through an international network providing proof of destruction or recycling certificates

Case study – See how Globe Metal can help

Under many situations, Globe Metal helps make metal recycling profitable for our customers. Even when it comes to difficult or hazardous materials which usually incur high disposal costs, Globe Metal has been capable to help customers find better recycling solutions to significantly costs.

Client: A Metal Coatings and Manufacturer in the Aerospace Industry

Approach: After conducting metal testing and analysis of metal powder captured in client’s filters, Globe Metal arranged to have filters cleaned at $54 per filter. Filters could be cleaned up to 4 times as long as they were not damaged. Client paid for shipping and handling and received credit on the sale of their metal powders.

Results/Benefits: Costs were reduced by 50%, which included cleaning, metal credits, shipping, and having their metal recycled.

Metals are essential, versatile, resilient and have values, especially metals in aeronautical products. Recycling metal wastes is extremely important for the Aerospace industry as it can significantly improve overall sustainability and reduce wasteful loss of valuable materials. All metals can be infinitely recycled without degrading in properties, yet only 30% of metals are being recycled. Contact Globe Metal to find out about different recycling solutions for all your metal wastes.

Read about The Importance of Superalloys.

For questions relating to any metal, or to enquire about how your company could benefit from our profitable recycling program, please reach out to an expert at 1-800-700-6382 or sales@globemetal.com.

Globe Metal is a proud member of Minor Metals Trade Association and Mining Suppliers Trade Association Canada.

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We offer competitive prices

Thanks to our 40-year history in metals recycling, we know the market like the back of our hands. We have the knowledge to give you the best price per pound for your material. Talk to a buyer now. Complete the form above.

We’re global

Based in Montreal, we are among the worldwide leaders in recycling in Canada and around the world, representing a large market share for metals across the U.S. We also have a significant buyer and seller base worldwide. Schedule a shipment.

We simplify the recycling process

At Globe Metal, we break down our customer experience into three simple steps: 1) You call for an estimate. 2) We arrange pickup of your material. 3) We send you a check after recycling your materials.

We’ll help you manage your materials

Globe Metal will provide you with new U.N. rated drums to store your spent catalyst; our waste management materials meet all regulatory specifications. We’ll also send you certificates of responsible recycling for government agencies.