Our February issue focus is nonferrous, and much of our content this month covers nonferrous materials. Check out our feature articles on the following topics: aluminum scrap recycling furnace, copper processing for firearms and low-cost titanium.
If you saw our Best-of 2016 magEzine just before Christmas, you will know that our most popular news story of the year was nonferrous. It was about the Chinese billionaire who attempted to hide $2 billion worth of aluminum (6% of the world’s supply) in the Mexican desert hoping to skirt trade restrictions using the NAFTA umbrella. Our update (from the Wall Street Journal) indicated that Liu Zhongtian then moved the metal to a remote portion of southern Vietnam. It’s quite an intriguing (and potentially market-damaging) story involving our common light metal.