CMA’s Meretec operations in Melbourne Australia and East Chicago in the USA offer a vital solution to a worldwide need for an environmentally friendly and economical way to remove zinc from galvanised/coated steels that has, up until now, not been obtainable through traditional methods.
CMA applies a unique technology that removes the zinc before the steel is melted, thereby releasing two valuable commodities: clean black scrap and 99% pure zinc powder.
In the Foundry industry there is a strong demand for quality consistent clean black scrap we call “Meretec Meltstock”. CMA’s Meretec technology offers global opportunities to provide foundries with consistent feedstock with known properties. The innovative separation technology reduces costs through higher melt yields, less waste generation, cleaner melts, thereby helping meet increasingly tough environmental and OH&S regulations.
Both de-zincing plants will quickly reach their processing capacity of 120,000 metric tons of coated steel scrap annually, producing around 2,000 tons of pure zinc powder.
CMA will replicate the environmentally friendly Meretec technology in areas it deems to be suitable, where we can make a significant impact on the recycling of galvanised steel scrap, simultaneously delivering the quality “Meretec Meltstock” to market in an environmentally responsible manner.
Iron and steel are the world’s most recycled materials. CMA is proud to play a leading role in this process with Meretec technology. Through this process we deliver so many environmental advantages while recovering the pure zinc, which was in the past lost, and provide a clean, washed prime grade “Meretec Meltstock” for the foundry industries.