Ferrous Scrap

AMG is one of the world’s largest recyclers of scrap metal, ranking among the United States’ 10 largest ferrous scrap processors and the world’s 20 largest multinational scrap processors according to Recycling Today.

AMG processes more than 1,000,000 tons of scrap annually at its 12 facilities in the United States and United Kingdom.  AMG collects industrial scrap and obsolete scrap, processes it into reusable forms and supplies the recycled metals to its customers, including integrated steel mills, electric arc furnaces, foundries and secondary smelters.  AMG handles all major scrap grades, and its processed ferrous products include bundled, shredded and sheared scrap metal, in addition to other purchased scrap metal, such as turnings and cast iron.  AMG also produces a number of specialty and known-analysis products that cater to the particular needs of its customers, including detinned steel bundles, coolant scrap and tin ingots.  AMG takes particular pride in devising solutions to efficiently recycle lesser grades of scrap by developing new processing technologies and finding new uses for such scrap, often using AMG-designed and AMG-patented processes and equipment.

Tinplate Products

AMG is the world’s largest buyer and processor of tinplate scrap.  In fact, AMG buys more tinplate scrap in the United States than all other purchasers combined and has long-term contracts with every major can manufacturing company in the U.S. and U.K.

AMG sells tinplate scrap in briquette (12” x 12” x 12”), bale (24” x 24” x variable) and busheling (3’ & under) form.  Tinplate typically has a .25-to-.50-inch tin coating and a substrate with the following chemistry:

C - .04
Mn - .39
P - .011
Cu - .04
Mo - .00
Sn - .002
Ni - .004
Si - .010

Detinned Bundles

AMG is the world’s largest detinner of tinplate scrap.  AMG buys scrap generated by canmakers and other users of tinplate and, through chemical and electrolytic processes, separates the tin content from the steel at its detinning facilities in Baltimore, Md., Llanelli, U.K. and Hartlepool, U.K.  After the tin is removed, the detinned steel is baled into 20” x 20” x variable length bundles that can be freely substituted for No. 1 bundles.

Once separated from the steel content, the recovered tin is refined to 99.98% purity — the purest commercial tin available in the world.  The resulting tin ingots are sold to tin mills and other users of tin, and any resulting tin dross is sold to secondary smelters, who are able to further refine the material.

Alloy Scrap & Specialty Products

AMG works closely with many specialty melt shops to identify and source alloy scrap, low-residual carbon scrap and other known-analysis ferrous scrap that can deliver the particular chemistries required.  By delivering the precise scrap products to match the melting needs, AMG enables its customers to obtain required alloys via scrap rather than virgin materials, leading to significant cost savings.  For foundries and melting facilities with limited refining capabilities, AMG is able to deliver a scrap mix that meets the melt-in specifications and provide material with consistent chemistries throughout each shipment.

AMG also purchases and markets all types and sizes of scrap mill rolls, tundish, hobbs and unprepared slabs.

Used Cans

AMG is the leading processor of post-consumer cans in the United States and United Kingdom.  AMG purchases used cans from waste disposal companies and municipal recycling programs, removes any residual waste from the cans and shreds the cans into nugget-sized pieces using AMG’s patented Cutler shredder.

Retired Railcars

AMG is an expert in marketing retired railcars for dismantling throughout North America.  Via its in-house railcar dismantling facilities and network of third-party dismantlers, AMG is able to market retired railcars from coast-to-coast so as to maximum price and minimize freight costs for railcar owners.  AMG handles all of the logistics, making the process simple and hassle-free for railcar owners.  These brokerage services are managed by Leo Phillipp, AMG’s Manager of Railcar Purchasing.