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Accurate scrap metal analysis and testing for composition, grade and presence of impurities is a key component of scrap metal recovery and recycling.

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SGS is a global leader in metal analysis and offers scrap metal analysis, metal impurities analysis and scrap metal trade services around the world.

We are well placed to accurately analyze your scrap metals and provide the data you need to ensure your lots move efficiently through your operations for maximum growth in your recovery operation.

Our scrap metal analysis services add value at all stages of the scrap metal recovery industry. We ensure that dealers are able to accurately sort materials of higher and lower value. Our experts also work with processors to provide them with the information they need to monitor the composition of melts, the presence of impurities and control quality output. Our technical scrap metal services include:

  • Chemical analysis
  • Impurity identification and analysis
  • Phase separation process design and piloting
  • Corrosion and fatigue analysis

We offer a comprehensive suite of commercial support in shipping, inspection and trade analysis. We provide independent, third-party services at the business stage of the scrap metal recovery industry, including:

  • Settlement, party and umpire analysis
  • Quality and quantity verification
  • Supplier evaluation and qualification
  • Inspections of containerized shipments

SGS is a trusted name in scrap metal analysis and related services. Partner with us for optimum product quality and ethical, independent commercial trade support.