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Copper vs Aluminium

As Sydney’s leading metal scrappers, our scrapyard has countless metals from dismantled vehicles. Some of these metals were once used based on the core of their functionality. Once they lose their applicability, they are sent to scrap. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know why some of these metals define a high price on a per kg basis? In this blog post, we will explore a few interesting facts about Copper and Aluminium.

Uses of Copper

At Metal Force Recycling, we charge a copper scrap price of $6.00 – $8.00 per Kg.

We buy items like copper tubing, wires, electrical motors, taps and power tools, among other utilities. Its massive stream of applications gives it a high price value.

Applications of Copper that will intrigue you

  • The average car contains about 22.5 Kg of copper in electrical components meant for engine and gear management. It is also used for the construction of sensor and infotainment systems. Modern cars that require more power have great use of copper for electrically efficient and complex systems.
  • High-speed trains contain a heavy dose of about 20 tonnes of copper. Its application is mainly found in voltage transformers and drive motors. Special copper alloys are developed to maintain safe contact with overhead wirings as the train speeds increase.
  • Cookware items are made from copper as they offer superior heat conductivity. Copper vessels ensure a consistent temperature with limited thermal inertia.
  • At least 65% of all copper that has ever been mined is estimated to be still used. It has been recycled repeatedly, not losing the loss of its performance as a metal.

Uses of Aluminium

At Metal Force Recycling, we charge an aluminium scrap price of $0.80 – $1.30 per Kg.

We buy items like carts, trailers, pots, pans, truck engines, and gear engines, among other utilities.

Application of Aluminium that will intrigue you

  • Aluminium has reserved the term ‘green metal’ because of its ability to save energy. According to the EPA, recycling aluminium uses up only 5% of the power required to extract ores. The recycling of one aluminium soda can save you enough energy to run your TV for three hours.
  • Taking another example of aluminium can, recycling it takes a minimum of two months. This is repurposed into a new can after recycling. About 75% of aluminium metals is still in use after repeated recycling.
  • The aluminium share in vehicles is estimated to double from 8% to 16% between the years 2008 to 2025.
  • Aluminium is strong and lightweight as a metal, and therefore, helped pioneer the design and construction of modern flights. Aluminium weighs about 1/3 of the weight of copper or steel.

Copper and Aluminium have applications that are very useful to their specific industries. They are helpful when made and recycled as well. As metal scrappers, our customers earn a profit by selling the bulk of items made from these metals. If you want to sell junk metal to our scrapyard, contact us to get in touch with you.