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AMES works with numerous copper qualities of new scrap and old scrap to maintain a high level of efficiency in our refinery process. Our main scope is Nº2 copper in the form of copper wire, light copper, heavy copper and wire nodules chopped or shredded. Some of these qualities are usually known as Birch, Cliff, Cobra, Cocoa and others under the ISRI guidelines. Also open to other market opportunities. Please use the contact form on this page if you are interested in partnering with AMES as a supplier of these materials.

Raw Materials for Smelting

Birch – #2 Copper Wire

Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper wire having a nominal 96% copper content (minimum 94%). Should be free of the following: Excessively leaded, tinned, soldered copper wire; brass and bronze wire; excessive oil content, iron, and non-metallics; copper wire from burning; insulation; hair wire; brittle burnt wire; and should be reasonably free of ash. Hydraulically briquetted copper subject to agreement.

Cliff – #2 Copper Solids and Tubing

Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper scrap having a nominal 96% copper content (minimum 94%). Should be free of the following: Excessively leaded, tinned, soldered copper scrap; brasses and bronzes; excessive oil content, iron and non-metallics; copper tubing with other than copper connections or with sediment; copper wire from burning; insulation; hair wire; brittle burnt wire; and should be reasonably free of ash. Hydraulically briquetted copper subject to agreement.

Birch/Cliff

A combination of No. 2 copper wire and copper solids/tubing as defined in Birch and Cliff. See above.

Dream – Light Copper

Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper scrap having a nominal 92% copper content (minimum 88%) and shall consist of sheet copper, gutters, downspouts, kettles, boilers, and similar scrap. Should be free of the following: Burnt hair wire; copper clad; plating racks; grindings; copper wire from burning, containing insulation; fire extinguishers; refrigerator units; electrotype shells; screening; excessively leaded, tinned, soldered scrap; brasses and bronzes; excessive oil, iron and non-metallics; and should be reasonably free of ash. Hydraulically briquetted copper subject to agreement. Any items excluded in this grade are also excluded in the higher grades above.

Leaded Light Copper

Similar specification as Dream, but with copper materials containing a lead coating or lead alloy.

Cocoa/Cobra – #2 Copper Chops

Shall consist of No. 2 copper wire scrap nodules, chopped or shredded, minimum 90% copper. Maximum metal and organic impurities as well as hydraulically compacted material subject to agreement.

Copper Turnings

Shall consist of copper grindings, boring, or turnings. Maximum metal and moisture impurities subject to agreement.

Copper Alloys

Shall consist of alloyed copper shapes containing a minimum 90% copper. Maximum metal impurities subject to agreement.

Shredded Copper Tubing

Copper Flakes generated from the processing of Aluminum Copper Radiators.