MB RECYCLED AL CONF: Secondary Al indistinguishable from primary – Scharf-Bergmann

Secondary aluminium is indistinguishable from primary metal, evinces little in the way of price differences and provides large environmental benefits, Norsk Hydro’s Roland Scharf-Bergmann said at MB’s 23rd recycled aluminium conference in Madrid.

“People think that secondary aluminium should be cheaper than primary aluminium, but it’s not secondary from the price side,” Bergmann said. “Prices trend with [primary aluminium] prices, but with different spreads and different timelines.”

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Jethro Wookey

November 17, 2015

11:20 GMT

Madrid