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ISRI Nonferrous Specifications

ISRI’s Board of Directors approved amendments to existing nonferrous specifications for shredded electric motors (SHELMO) and wheel weights (ROPES) at its Winter Meeting on February 1.
These specification changes are intended to more accurately reflect the nonferrous scrap commodities currently being traded in the marketplace.

The proposed modifications:

1) Change the maximum allowable amount of aluminum-wound material in the SHELMO specification from 10 percent to 5 percent; and

2) Change the ROPES specification title from “Wheel Weights” to “Lead Wheel Weights.”


As per ISRI’s Policy Manual, any party may submit to ISRI a written appeal of the ISRI Board’s approval of these changes. Written appeals must provide a rationale and a request for action. Once finalized, the updated specifications will be included in ISRI’s Scrap Specifications Circular.


To submit comments, recommendations, or questions please contact Joe Pickard.

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