In addition to the key metals we recycle – including HSS, Tungsten, Titanium, Molybdenum, Nickel, Cobalt, and Copper – we also handle a variety of other elemental metals and alloys as shown below:
To learn more about each of the following metals that Globe Metal® recycles and resells, click on the metal’s name to jump to its description and learn more about what we can handle to help your business engage in profitable recycling in a friendly and environmentally safe manner.
Zinc is the primary component of the hot-dip galvanized coating. The silvery, blue-gray vital metal is abundant, essential, common, and—more importantly—infinitely recyclable. Globe Metal® buys zinc in draws, powder, vermiculite, and ingot forms, in addition to handling zinc solids in processed or mixed loads from a variety of industries. Globe Metal® is Eastern Canada’s leading recycler of zinc skimmings and draws from galvanizing. We accept zinc ingots no matter the quantity, size or chemistry. We also buy off-spec ingots.
With the quality of lead often as good as that obtained from mining practices, Globe Metal® plays its part in ensuring that the lead that is in circulation is recycled and reused. In fact, as one of the most effectively recycled materials in the world, more lead is actually produced via recycling rather than through mining. It’s easy and reusable over and over again. For example, with lead batteries, lead ingots recycled from battery grids, other battery parts (e.g. posts and terminals), and lead-oxide are used to manufacture lead for new grids, parts, and lead oxide. Lead recycling makes an important contribution to sustainable development, easing the pressure on non-renewable resources and reducing carbon emissions through a simple and energy-efficient recovery process.
Tin is most often used as part of solders such as Tin/Lead or as a conductive film in ITO (indium tin oxide) which is used extensively in electronics. Globe Metal® purchases tin in both high purity and as a residual element in tin solids, tin sludge, and tin powder.
Indium is a soft, silvery metal that is stable in air and water, and makes up an important part of touch screens, flat screen TVs, and solar panels. This is because it conducts electricity, bonds strongly to glass and is transparent. Indium nitride, phosphide, and antimonide are semiconductors used in transistors and microchips, while Indium metal sticks to glass and can be used to give a mirror finish to windows of tall buildings and as a protective film on welders’ goggles. It has also been used to coat ball bearings in Formula 1 racing cars because of its low friction. An indium alloy has been used for fire-sprinkler systems in shops and warehouses because of its low melting point. No matter its application, Globe Metal® will help you recycle your scrap indium and find a buyer that can extend its life.
Globe Metal® serves the coating, electronics, chemical, and healthcare industries, as we buy conflict-free tantalum and chemically remove any bonding before recycling it. We also have the industry knowledge to offer you the best price for your tantalum scrap. Working closely with tantalum smelters and refineries, Globe Metal® supplies feedstock for new production to the global metals market every day. Globe Metal® recycles tantalum scrap in any form—solids scrap, capacitor scrap, power, oxide, residue, waste, coatings, sputtering target scrap, 99.99% commercially pure tantalum, skeleton scrap, furnace scrap, furniture, anode scrap and tantalum chips.
Antimony is a lustrous gray metalloid, found mainly as the sulfide mineral stibnite. Antimony compounds have been known since ancient times and were powdered for use as medicine and cosmetics. Globe Metal® is one of few North American metal recycling companies that handles antimony, as the majority of its mining and recycling takes place in China. Common in the production of lead batteries and other types of solder, Globe Metal® is experienced purchasing antimony sludges, residues, solids and CP material.
Whether present as a major element or in ingot form, Globe Metal® works with multiple forms of bismuth, or in forms of ostalloy. Bismuth is often used in soldering products found in electronic components and aerospace applications and commonly found in silver/bismuth or tin/bismuth chemistries of various percentages. It has the interesting property of having a melting point at the temperature of coffee and is used in pharmaceuticals such as Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol), paints and makeup.
Beryllium and Beryllium Alloys
Beryllium is a steel-gray, strong, lightweight and brittle alkaline earth metal. It only occurs naturally in combination with other elements to form minerals. Because of its high flexural rigidity, thermal stability, thermal conductivity and low density, beryllium is often used in the aviation industry for aircraft components, missiles, spacecraft, and satellites.
Monel is a group of alloys that are primarily composed of nickel and copper. It is stronger than nickel and is resistant to corrosion due to contact with aggressive agents, such as seawater. Monel can be produced by hot- and cold-working, welding, and machining.
Monel is used in a variety of industries and products, including in marine engineering, chemical and hydrocarbon processing equipment,and in valves, pumps, shafts, fittings, fasteners, and heat exchangers. It’s even used in frames of eyeglasses!
Rare Earth Metals
A rare earth metal is any of a group of chemically similar metallic elements comprising the lanthanide series and (usually) scandium and yttrium. They are not especially rare, but they tend to occur together in nature and are difficult to separate from one another.
Globe Metal® has experience recycling the following Rare Earth Metals:
- Lanthanum (sometimes considered a transition metal)
For questions relating to any variety of salvaged 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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’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.