We continuously welcome prospective suppliers who could cater
for our this demand and get into long term agreement.
We import :
Battery Plate Scrap
Specify whether automotive, industrial or mixed. Also whether
they are groups or loose. The only other metallic that might
be included could be Lead Connectors. To be free of
non-metallic, i.e., plastic or rubber, with the exception
that separators may be included. Material to be dry. May be
bought on an assay basis or a flat price. Submarine plates
subject to negotiation. Review packaging specifications and
regulatory status pertaining to shipping with buyer prior to
Shall consist of clean soft scrap Lead, free of other
materials such as Lead drosse, battery plates, lead covered
cable, hard lead, collapsible tubes, foil, type metals,
aluminum, zinc, iron and brass fittings, dirty chemical lead
and radioactive materials. Review packaging specifications
and regulatory status pertaining to shipping with buyer
prior to sale.
Should be clean and reasonably free of other materials such as
iron, dirt, harmful chemicals or other metals. To be free of
radioactive materials, aluminum and zinc. May be bought on
an assay basis or as agreed to by buyer and seller. Other
metals present such as antimony, tin, etc., to be accounted
for as agreed between buyer and seller. Material to be
readily dumped from drums. An extra charge may be assessed
if material has to be mechanically removed. Review packaging
specification and regulatory status pertaining to shipping
with buyer prior to sale.
Dry Battery Scrap
To be free of any liquid. Cases to be either plastic or rubber
and be complete including caps. Non-lead (ni-cad, ni-fe,
carbonaire, etc.) not acceptable. Industrial steel cased,
aircraft (aluminum cased) and partial, cracked or broken
batteries and batteries without caps subject to special
agreement. Review packaging specifications and regulatory
status pertaining to shipping with buyer prior to sale.
Any of several minerals from which Lead is extracted. The
primary ore is galena or Lead sulphite PbS. This is
unstable, and on prolonged exposure to the atmosphere it
oxidizes into the minerals cerussite PbCO3 and anglesite
PbSO4. Lead ores are usually associated with other metals,
particularly silver which can be mined at the same time –
and zinc, which can cause problems during smelting.
The Sulfide Mineral, Galena, a Lead sulfide, PbS, is the
most important ore mineral of Lead. It can contain 86% Lead.
Its metallic, Lead-gray cubic crystals (isometric system)
and cubic, perfectly cleavable masses are distinctive and
characteristic. Hardness is 2.5, streak Lead gray, and
specific gravity 7.4-7.6. Galena is a widespread mineral
deposited by hydrothermal solutions as large, irregular
masses in dolomitize limestone and in zones of contact
metamorphism and as veins in volcanic rocks. It often
contains enough silver to be mined as a silver ore.
Most commercial deposits of Lead ore are in the form of
veins, where hot fluids have leached the ore from cooling
igneous masses and deposited it in cracks in the surrounding
country rock, and in thermal metamorphic zones, where the
heat of igneous intrusions has altered the minerals of
surrounding rocks. Lead is mined in over 40 countries, but
half of the world's output comes from the USA, Canada,
Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Canada, and Australia.
Ore is recovered by blasting then dumping, followed by
crushing and finally hoisting to the surface for treatment.
In mining, the ore is extracted by drilling or blasting and
then crushed and ground. The ore is then treated using
extractive metallurgy. The Froth flotation process separates
the Lead and other minerals from the waste rock (tailings)
to form a concentrate. The concentrate, which can range from
50% to 60% Lead, is dried and then treated using pyrometallurgy. The concentrate is sintered before being
smelted in to produce a 97% Lead concentrate. The Lead is
then cooled in stages which causes the lighter impurites
(dross) to rise to the surface where they can be removed.
The molten Lead bullion is then refined by additional
smelting with air being passed over the Lead to form a slag
layer containing any remaining impurities and producing
99.9% pure Lead.