The year’s largest gathering of recycling professionals from around the world are expected in Los Angeles, California US next week. Hosted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the ISRI2019 Convention and Exposition expects to attract 5,000 attendees looking to meet new potential suppliers and customers, to hear from peers in other companies about the latest trends, and to learn the latest technologies for improving operations.
The lineup of speakers for the show promise to to inform, challenge, and entertain. They include a TV Shark Tank celebrity, an inspirational speaker, an online employment marketplace co-founder, and a nationally known expert on sales, customer service, and negotiating.
Education is one of the top reasons for scrap metal recyclers to attend the show. ISRI2019 will have more than fifty workshops and spotlights that can provide information to give companies a competitive edge. The planned programs will deep dive into issues like workforce development, MRF operations, improving output quality of materials, and the latest technologies. There will be many workshops geared to commodity-specific topics in metals, presented by some of the best in their fields.
We’ll be in Booth 1401 demonstrating the latest handheld XRF analyzers for metal analysis and sorting, as well as radiation detection devices to help keep workers, and the waste stream, safe. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) brings immense value to scrap metal recyclers because XRF instruments can positively identify numerous metals and alloy grades, rapidly analyze their chemical composition at material transfer points, and guarantee the quality of their product to their customers.
Fast, accurate scrap metal sorting is fundamental to profitability for scrap recycling operations. XRF analyzers for scrap sorting can help upgrade stock, increase inventory value, and provide a higher quality of product to customers. In fact, scrap metal recycling is becoming increasingly important to the aluminum industry. Manufacturing aluminum from scrap yields an energy and green-house emissions savings of 95%. The production of secondary aluminum allows businesses to comply with environmental regulations, such as REACH and LEED, without any loss of quality. However, the addition of scrap into the aluminum production line is a major challenge for the industry. Compared to the clean, neatly-packaged, and well-defined alumina raw material to which manufacturers are accustomed, post-consumer scrap is composed of a mixture of wrought and casting grades. To help ensure product integrity, scrap metal operations rely on handheld XRF analyzers for accurate, reliable material identification.
Another concern in scrap metal recycling is contaminated scrap metal. Scrap metal operators need to protect their metal recycling facility from orphan sources and radiation contamination. Stop by our booth to learn about automatic scrap monitoring systems that help detect radioactive contaminated scrap metal before it can harm people or the environment. Pocket-sized Personal Radiation Detectors alert workers to potential radiation exposure at greater distances without increasing false alarms so they can respond quickly and decisively to real radiation threats.
April 8-11, 2019
Los Angeles, CA USA