Jupiter Aluminum

Recycling aluminum since 1992

Jupiter Aluminum Corporation daily recycles large amounts of numerous scrap varieties. Alloys produced drive scrap purchases. We buy from North American sources.

Email: scrap@jupiteraluminum.com
Phone: 800.544.2069   Fax: 219.933.2779

 

The nature of our melting and casting operations does not allow free iron, zinc, copper and silicon in the scrap we use. Vinyl or plastic coated or excessively oily materials are banned. Loose material are acquired as needed.

Scrap Specifications (click on product for more info)

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RSI (Remelt Scrap Ingot)

These specifications are not only for quality, but for SAFETY reasons as well. Material NOT meeting the below conditions will be rejected.

  1. Sows MUST be single poured.
  2. Minimum shrinkage cavity
  3. Certified analysis on each sow or each heat accompanying packing list.
  4. Each sow must be numbered corresponding to the analysis.
  5. The individual weight of each sow will be on the packing list.
  6. Sows must be free of moisture.
  7. All sows must be free of flux, slag and dross.
  8. Buttons of each must accompany each load to ensure analysis.
Aluminum No Ink Litho Sheet

Aluminum No Ink Litho Sheet shall consist of ink free and bluewash lithographers scrap of alloys 3003 or 1100 or a combination of the two.

Litho slitter chips and paper interleaves are NOT acceptable.

Acceptable packaging:

  1. Coiled
  2. Baled
  3. Strapped to skids (skid weight of a minimum of 1,000lbs.)
Aluminum Light Ink Litho Sheet

Aluminum Light Ink Litho Sheet shall consist of alloys 3003 and/or 1100, be free of paper, plastic, excessively inked sheets and any other contaminants.

Acceptable packaging:

  1. Coiled
  2. Baled
  3. Strapped to skids (skid weight of a minimum of 1,000lbs.)
Aluminum Wire and Cable (bare) and Old Coils

Aluminum wire and cable (bare) and old coils shall consist of old, unalloyed aluminum wire and cable which may contain up to 10% 6000 series wire and cable with no free oxide or dirt and free from stainless steel, hair wire, wire screen, insulation and any other foreign substance.

MLC (mixed low copper, aluminum clipping and solids)

MLC shall consist of clean, uncoated and unpainted low copper aluminum scrap of two or more alloys and to be free of 2000, 4000 and 7000 series, road or highway signs, license plates, radiators, finstock, foil, hair wire, screen wire, dirt, plastic and other foreign substances. Also free from punchings, turnings, shavings, scalper and fines.

Gauge MUST be at least .016".

Acceptable packaging:

  1. Baled
  2. Briquettes on skids
  3. Boxes ($10 per box fee is applied) — Minimum weight 1,200lbs. or otherwise discussed and agreed upon in writing
  4. Skids
  5. Loose in dump truck
Segregated Aluminum Alloy Clippings and Solids

Acceptable alloys: 3000 series, 1000 series, 5005, 5052, 6061, 6063. Any other alloys MUST be discussed prior to shipment with the scrap purchaser and agreed upon in WRITING.

They shall consist of clean, uncoated and unpainted aluminum scrap of one specified alloy ONLY and to be free of foil, hair wire, screen wire, dirt, screenframe, old corrigated sheet, plastic and other foreign substances. Also free from punchings, turnings, shavings, scalpers and fines.

Gauge MUST be at least .016"

Acceptable packaging:

  1. Baled
  2. Briquettes on skids
  3. Boxes ($10 per box fee is applied) — Minimum weight 1,200lbs. or otherwise discussed and agreed upon in writing
  4. Skids
  5. Loose in dump truck
Used Beverage Cans (UBC)

UBCs chall consist of clean, used aluminum beverage cans ONLY. Must be free of steel, lead, foil, glass, organic material or any other contamination.

Material MUST be BRIQUETTES and banded to skids.

Painted 3004 Aluminum

Painted 3004 aluminum shall consist of clean, painted one side, free of iron, dirt, corrosion, fiber or paper backing and any other foreign contamination.

Acceptable packaging:

  1. Skids (4x4 sheets)
  2. Bales
Painted Aluminum Siding

Painted Aluminum Siding shall consist of new clean, low copper aluminum siding scrap, painted one side ONLY, free of iron, dirt, corrosion, fiber backing, pastisol and any other foreign contamination.

Acceptable packaging:

  1. Coils (only fiber cores are acceptable)
  2. Bales