Aluminium is an extremely light metal. It is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust making up about 8% of the Earth’s solid surface.
TALON : New pure aluminium wire and cable
It consist of new, clean unalloyed aluminium wire or cable free from insulation, hair wire and other non-metallic items.
TUTU : Aluminium Extraction
It would consist of old extruded aluminium alloy typically from the series of 6063, 6061 or 7075. Material would be free from dirt, zinc corner, iron or other foreign contamination.
TOUGH : Mixed new aluminium alloy clippings and solids
It would consist of new, clean, uncoated and unpainted aluminium scrap of two or more alloys free from hair wire, dirt and other non-metallic items. Oil and grease not to be more than 1% of total.
TAINT : Clean mixed old alloy sheet aluminium
Shall consist of clean old alloy aluminium sheet of two or more alloys, free from foil, venetian blinds, castings, hair wire, screen wire, food or beverage containers, radiator shells, airplane sheet, bottle caps, plastic, dirt and other non-metallic items. Oil and Greece not to be more than 1% of total and up to 10% of tale permitted.
TALDON : Baled aluminium used beverage can (UBC) scrap
Shall have a minimum density of 14 pounds per cubic foot (225 kg/m3), and a maximum density of 17 pounds per cubic foot (273 kg/m3) for un-flattened UBC and 22 pounds per cubic foot (353 kg/m3) for flattened UBC. Size: Minimum 30 cubic feet (.85 m3), with bale range dimensions of 24” to 40” (61 to 132 cm) by 30” to 52” (76 to 132 cm) by 40” to 84”(102 to 213 cm). The only acceptable tying method shall be as follows: four to six 5/8” (1.6 cm) x .020” (5 mm) steel bands, or six to ten #13 gauge steel wires (aluminium bands or wires are acceptable in equivalent strength and number). Use of skids and/or support sheets of any material is not acceptable. Must be magnetically separated material and free of steel, lead, bottle caps, plastic cans and other plastic, glass, wood, dirt, grease, trash, and other foreign substances. Any free lead is basis for rejection. Any and all aluminium items, other than used beverage cans, are not acceptable. Variations to this speci¬fication should be agreed upon prior to shipment between the buyer and seller.
TABLET : Clean Aluminium lithographic sheets
It consist of 1000 and/or 3000 series alloys, to be free of paper, plastic, excessively inked sheets, and any other contaminants. Minimum size of 3” (8 cm) in any direction.
TENSE : Mixed aluminium castings
It shall consist of all clean aluminium castings which may contain auto and airplane castings but no ingots and to be free from iron, brass, dirt and other non-metallic items. Oil and grease not to be more than 2% of total.
TROMA : Aluminium Auto or Truck wheels
Shall consist of clean, single-piece, unplaited aluminium wheels of a single specified alloy, free of all inserts, steel, wheel weights, valve stems, tires, grease and oil and other non-metallic items. Varia¬tions to this specification should be agreed upon prior to shipment between the buyer and seller.
TELIC : Mixed aluminium borings and turnings
Shall consist of clean, un-corroded aluminium borings and turnings of two or more alloys and subject to deductions for fines in excess of 3% through a 20 mesh screen and dirt, free iron, oil, moisture and all other non-metallic items. Material containing iron in excess of 10% and/or free magnesium or stainless steel or containing highly flammable cutting com-pounds will not constitute good delivery. To avoid dispute, material should be sold on basis of definite maximum zinc, tin and magnesium content.
ZORBA : Shredded non-ferrous scrap (Predominately Aluminium)
Shall be made up of a combination of the nonfer¬rous metals: aluminium, copper, lead, magnesium, stainless steel, nickel, tin, and zinc, in elemental or alloyed (solid) form. The percentage of each metal within the nonferrous concentrate shall be subject to agreement between buyer and seller. Material generated by eddy current, air separation, flota¬tion, screening, other segregation technique(s), or a combination thereof. Shall have passed one or more magnets to reduce or eliminate free iron and/or large iron attachments. Shall be free of radioactive mate¬rial, dross, or ash. Material to be bought/sold under this guideline shall be identified as “Zorba” with a number to follow indicating the estimated percent¬age nonferrous metal content of the material (e.g., “Zorba 90” means the material contains approxi¬mately 90% nonferrous metal content). May also be screened to permit description by specific size ranges. (Refer also to Zorba under Mixed Metals.)