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.
Salvaged Metals We Handle
- High temperature and super alloys
- And Rare Earth Metals
Globe Metal® partners with companies in industries like the aerospace and additive manufacturing to recycle high temperature and super alloys, including Inconel, hastelloy, waspaloy, Rene, PWA, Stellite, Nimonic, GTD, Mar M, and Udimet.
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.
Cadmium is a minor metallic element, one of the naturally occurring components in the earth’s crust and waters, and present everywhere in our environment. Generally characterized as a soft, ductile, silver-white or bluish-white metal, Cadmium is found principally in association with zinc sulfide-based ores. It is also found in sedimentary rocks at higher levels than in igneous or metamorphic rocks. Today, there are 9 major NiCd battery recycling plants located in the United States, Europe and Japan capable of recycling approximately 20,000 mt of industrial and consumer NiCd batteries and their manufacturing scraps. There is more than adequate capacity to recycle all NiCd batteries presently being collected, and Globe Metal® is poised to help you turn your cadmium into profits, as it is properly handled and recycled by our expert team.
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.
Gallium is a chemical element with similarities to the other metals such as aluminum, indium, and thallium. Elemental gallium is a soft, silvery blue metal at standard temperature and pressure, a brittle solid at low temperatures, and a liquid at temperatures greater than 29.76° C. Gallium is a soft, silvery metal used primarily in electronic circuits, semiconductors and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). It is also useful in high-temperature thermometers, barometers, pharmaceuticals and nuclear medicine tests.
Tellurium is a chemical element that is a brittle, mildly toxic, rare, silver-white metalloid. Chemically related to selenium and sulfur, it is occasionally found in native form as elemental crystals. It is a semi-metal usually obtained as a grey powder. Tellurium is used in alloys, mostly with copper and stainless steel, to improve their machinability. When added to lead it makes it more resistant to acids and improves its strength and hardness. Some of its uses: to vulcanise rubber, tint glass and ceramics, in solar cells, in rewritable CDs and DVDs and as a catalyst in oil refining. It can be doped with silver, gold, copper or tin in semiconductor applications.
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.
Please note we only accept a minimum weight of 2200 pounds for this material.