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Children & recycling—what’s the connection? The world is growing at an exponential rate, leaving our young children and future generations with less and less space for living and growing. This is one of the most critical reasons why recycling needs … Continue reading

The Creative Side of Scrap Metal sculptures—a fascination primarily held by innovative, handy artists. You’ll happen upon them in lawns, NYC, all over the world. Let’s visit some unique, lesser talked about sculptures in the world. Balloon sculptures by Jeff … Continue reading

Commonly referred to as ‘Doctor Copper,’ this metal is the best indicator of global economic health. And the doc isn’t feeling so hot lately. Using current weekly copper charts, there’s an indication of a downward projection for copper prices. According … Continue reading

No matter what size job, TT&E processes scrap metal material from commercial demolition projects. We cater to demolition companies that need multiple pick-ups daily in the Raleigh NC area. We offer a huge variety of containers and trailers to meet … Continue reading

#1 Rhodium Type of Metal: Rhodium is finite and the rarest of precious metals and as such, has earned a reputation as “The Fifth Element”. Rhodium is a key component in the car industry, but some of rhodium’s other principal … Continue reading

#2 Platinum Type of Metal: Platinum is a soft, ductile metal that is can thwart off corrosion. Platinum is used principally as catalysts for the control of automobile emissions, in pharmaceutical lab equipment, as well as high-end jewelry. Platinum has been … Continue reading

#3 Gold Type of Metal: Gold is a dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal with a bright yellow color and luster, the properties of which remain without tarnishing when exposed to air or water. It is one of the least … Continue reading

#4 Ruthenium Type of Metal: Ruthenium is polyvalent hard white, rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group. Like the other metals of the platinum group, ruthenium is inert to most other chemicals. What it’s used for: Ruthenium is mainly used in applications … Continue reading

#5 Iridium Type of Metal: A member of the platinum group metals, iridium is white, resembling platinum, but with a slight yellowish cast. Because of its hardness, brittleness, and very high melting point, solid iridium is difficult to machine, form, … Continue reading

No, it’s not named after Donny and Marie. In Greek, Osme means “smell” because of the ashen and smoky smell of the volatile osmium tetroxide.