Posted on 01/03/2011 in category Non-Ferrous

BIR World Mirror Non-Ferrous 98, 2011/03

Our positive metals industry role

The expansion of the world’s economies continues to provide a positive and supportive backdrop for non-ferrous metals. While localized demand disruptions and seasonal slowdowns sometimes serve to temper needs on a spot basis, those in the non-ferrous sector can be thankful that it’s possible for us to sell just about everything that we can buy. Historically, this hasn’t always been the case, and it speaks positively about our role in the metals industry as a whole.

Sustainability is always a balancing act. We compete with primary metals for market share on the one hand, with geographical and political implications on the other. The importance of recycled metals cannot be underestimated in a world that seeks viable and environmentally sound ways to reuse what is no longer in its original form of utility, regardless of where those goods might be sourced or to where they are destined ...

Robert Stein
Alter Trading (USA)
President of the Non-Ferrous Metals Division
22nd February 2011

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