Scrap and recycling remain very much on the radar screens of the copper industry chain. With some 40% of the copper consumed each year coming from secondary sources, it is difficult to ignore the dynamics and influence of copper scrap, all the more so at this time when the overall market has tipped into a marginal surplus. Copper scrap is key to industry balances, it is a vital source of raw material for fabricators, ingot makers, smelter and refiners, bringing energy savings and resource efficiencies. Even miners and primary metal producers are keenly aware today of the strong interaction between scrap availability and metal prices, TC/RCs and blister and cathode premiums.
But the copper recycling value chain is becoming increasingly complex and challenging. As more companies seek to boost their usage of scrap and secondary feeds, there is an increasing need for more information on scrap types and flows, for improved collection systems, processes and technologies, new trading partners and investment sources. Metal Bulletin Events Copper Recycling Conference provides just the focused, informative forum in which to address these needs.
Moving this year to Scandinavia – a region long at the forefront of recycling as part of environment conservation, Metal Bulletin Events Copper Recycling Conference will home in on the drivers, challenges and opportunities facing copper, copper alloy and electronic scrap generating, processing and consuming business.