Brass can be recycled indefinitely, therefore, it is very valuable to the scrap industry. Wieland Chase’ scrap metal recycling program is vital to producing globally competitive brass products and we welcome our customer’s partnership in understanding the importance of scrap metal recycling.
Brass, although abundant, is expensive to mine. It can be, however, recycled with no impact to the molecular structure, it is much more economical to use scrap metal than to mine. As a fabricator and manufacturer, we pride ourselves in keeping costs down so we can pass the savings onto our customers, while providing the highest quality materials and products to them.
Our customers are our number one source of recycle materials. Any brass that we sell and is not used in our customers’ products is bought back. Ultimately, our customers only use what they need and we are able to recycle the rest.
- Scrap can be returned to Wieland Chase in various forms such as bar ends, brass chips, and solids
- We recycle all casting and extrusion process scrap
Wieland Chase utilizes a truck dump system for the efficient processing of customer scrap. The trailer is detached from the tractor and a hydraulic lift system elevates the trailer to a 45-degree angle using gravity to unload the chips into a hopper, where they are collected and transported to a crusher, and then conveyed to a chip holding area in preparation for drying and melting.
Our Recycle Standards
Wieland Chase prides itself on recycling responsibly and producing brass rod that exceeds industry specifications, thus, we have specific parameters to ensure that any and all scrap metal is free of contamination. Every load of brass and brass alloy scrap we receive is thoroughly inspected by our Quality Lab to ensure the highest quality metals are being used in our manufacturing process.
Scrap Return Basics
Our scrap return customers have an authorized return percentage, which is based on an analysis of specific brass parts produced from Wieland Chase rod products. Wieland Chase utilizes a truck dump system for the efficient processing of customer scrap. After the trailer is detached from the tractor, our hydraulic lift system elevates and unloads the trailer into a hopper where the scrap is collected. It is then transported to a crusher and conveyed to a chip holding area in preparation for drying and melting. Once the scrap metal is fed into our furnaces, the metal is melted to its designated pouring temperature and any required chemistry adjustments are made for casting and extrusion.
Copper and copper alloy scrap from various customers are scooped up to feed the furnaces to begin the melting process.
Our History and Commitment
Since 1837, Wieland Chase has been the leader in efficient brass rod mills in North America. Our outstanding scrap metal recycling program allows us to provide an American-made product of the highest quality. Our highly engineered brass products meet our customer’s challenging manufacturing requirements in various market segments, including plumbing, electrical, industrial, medical, transportation, and many more. We support our customers by delivering prompt, reliable service and are committed to continuous improvement and innovation in our industry.