Metal Materials

Recycling materials such as metals reduce 200 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year. Producing new metals from ore is an energy and resource intensive operation with much of the energy coming from fossil fuels like coal. The savings from recycling are considerable, for example, using scrap steel to manufacture new steel cuts down on air pollution by 86%, water usage by 40% and water pollution by 76%.

Since 2011 we’ve been successfully supplying a wide range of high quality metal and steel products to large blue-chip organisations and SMEs, right through to DIY enthusiasts. A key part of our activities is encouraging conversations with the wider communities of Southend and South Essex, celebrating the arts, exploring new projects and discovering creative opportunities. Iron,smelted, 1500BC – The discovery of smelting around 3000 BC led to the start of the Iron Age around 1200 BC and the prominent use of iron for tools and weapons. Tungsten, which is Swedish for “heavy stone,” is the strongest metal in the world. It is commonly used to make bullets and missiles, metal evaporation work, manufacturing of paints, creating electron and Television tubes, and making glass to metal seals. This is the metal’s ability to withstand being squeezed or compressed.

Registering for a course is easy, simply fill out the online contact form and a member of the metal team will get in touch to guide you through the registration process. The majority of our courses are available to complete online. Hybrid courses combine an element of online learning with some classroom or lab work at Swansea University Bay Campus. Alternatively we can deliver courses at your premises. ChEBI is part of the ELIXIR infrastructure This service is an Elixir Core Data Resource. Choose from over 8,000 types, shapes and grades of metal.

Furthermore, if you want to learn more about some of the products in this section of the website, we have created specific guides e.g. the Stainless Steel Bars Rods Guide. Heading Goods Origin rule 8206 Tools of 2 or more of the headings 8202 to 8205, put up in sets for retail sale Manufacture from materials of any heading, except those of headings 8202 to 8205. The term ‘material’ means any non-originating material unless otherwise indicated. Where we have identified any third party copyright information you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned.

Magnets are used to extract ferrous, which is recycled back into new steel for packaging or construction, while eddy currents extract non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium. This is then recycled back into rolls of sheeting to make cans. It doesn’t matter if you need non-standard sizes or you have an unusual request, with our expertise and range of stock, we can meet all your ferrous and non-ferrous metal requirements. All the small electrical items we collect are taken to Sittingbourne’s SWEEEP Kuusakoski, where they are recycled into valuable, raw materials which are sold to markets in the UK or abroad. The recycled appliances go back into manufacturing metals such as aluminium, copper, steel, gold, rare earth metals and iron.

Bulky waste is sorted after collection in our sorting facility in Southwark where any are extracted for recycling. This sorting process also captures wood, plastics, cardboard and glass for recycling. Whatever is left, which is called refuse-derived fuel, goes to our energy recovery facility where it helps generate low carbon electricity and heat for local homes. The MRF uses different technology to segregate the various materials in mixed recycling.

These materials are then sent for sorting and processing at the Materials Recovery Facility in Southwark before being transported to recyclers to be turned into new products. Every year, around 400 million tonnes of metal is recycled worldwide. It is an extremely versatile material which can be found almost anywhere, from coat hangers and batteries to electrical equipment and cookware. Metal is a resource which can be recycled infinitely back into high-quality new metal, creating a closed-loop solution. This is where the scrap metal business is operated from one or more sites in the local authority area. The licence allows the licensee to buy and sell scrap metal and to transport scrap metal to and from those sites from any local authority area.

There are a number of great markets just waiting for a Metal Supermarkets store. Metal renovated the previously unused Chalkwell Hall in 2007, to become our base in Southend-on-Sea. The four storey, Grade II listed Georgian building sits within the grounds of the much loved Chalkwell Park in Southend on Sea.

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