How much copper and plastic can be separated from scrap wires and cables?
Scrap wires and cables are divided into many types, the content of copper and plastic in different types of scrap wires and cables are different. So the copper obtained after processing with copper wire recycling machine is also different.
The national standard 2 square meters of scrap copper wire has a copper content of about 55% and a plastic content of 45%. Processing one ton of scrap wires and cables we can get about 0.55 tons of copper and about 0.45 tons of plastic. And the content of copper and plastic in the national standard 4 square copper scrap wire is 70% and 30%. Processing one ton of this kind of scrap wires, we can get 0.7 tons of copper and 0.3 tons of plastic. The price of copper on the market is 6,000 US dollars per ton, and the price of plastic is 570 US dollars per ton.
Scrap copper wires and cables
In addition, the scrap wires and cables of automobiles, communication waste copper wires, industrial cables and waste miscellaneous wires are treated with copper wire recycling machine to deal with the copper content.
For example, automobile wires usually contain about 60% copper, and household square wires usually contain 40-70% copper. The copper content of copper mixed wires is generally between 30-40%, and there are very few waste cables with copper content below 20%.
Copper wire recycling machine and the separated copper & plastic
Therefore, how much copper and plastic can be recovered from the waste cable depends on the type of raw materials. In addition, there is the recovery rate of the equipment. Dry-type copper wire recycling machine can recycle all kinds of waste cables to get pure copper and plastic, and the metal recovery rate is as high as 99.9%.
How much copper and plastic can be separated from scrap wires and cables depends on different kinds of raw materials and the copper wire recycling machine. More details about separate copper and plastic from scrap wires and cables, feel free to contact us.