Molybdenum Scrap Recycling
There are two sources of molybdenum: mining and recycling. A recent study found that about one quarter of the molybdenum used each year comes from recycling. Molybdenum scrap, therefore, plays an important part in meeting demand and contributing to sustainability. Recycling of scrap for the production of new materials requires less energy than the production of primary metal and it causes fewer emissions. It is also often sourced locally, so transportation routes are short. Therefore, molybdenum recycling cannot only bring cost benefits but also environment benefits – and Globe Metal® knows how to deliver on both of these benefits to your business.
What is Molybdenum?
Molybdenum, also known as moly, is a silvery white, very hard transition metal, but is softer and more ductile than tungsten. Molybdenum is a ferrite former, meaning that when molybdenum is added to improve the corrosion resistance of an austenitic stainless steel, there has to be an austenite former such as nickel or nitrogen added in order to keep the structure austenitic.
Forms of Molybdenum that Globe Metal® Can Recycle
- Moly solid scrap
- Moly plate scrap
- Moly skeleton
- Moly powder
- Moly dust
- Moly turnings
- Moly chips
- Moly filters
- Pure moly scrap
- Alloy moly scrap in any form
Who Sells Molybdenum to Globe Metal®?
Globe Metal® secures scrap molybdenum in a variety of forms from numerous international channels. We have forged many strong partnerships through our commitment to supplying excellent customer service, fair market prices, seamless coordination of services and activities, and constant access to a wealth of recycling know-how. 40 years’ worth of strong global partnerships have resulted in a dependable stream of molybdenum materials that has made us an industry-recommended molybdenum recycler and supplier. Check out the industries we are working with.
Who Buys Recycled Molybdenum from Globe Metal®?
At present, approximately 80% of moly is used in the production of steel, but Globe Metal® sells to super alloy, powder, and steel manufacturers. As a worldwide moly supplier, Globe Metal® has does business with an international network of businesses that have come to trust reliable quantities of raw material form our moly recycling process.
Please note we only accept a minimum weight of 1,500 pounds for this material.