How to Strip Copper Wire for Scrap | M&M Recycling
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Copper is one of the most sought-after metals in the scrap industry. It comes in various shapes and sizes from pipe, wire, plate, electronics, and more. With our technology ever-growing, we have more electronics around us daily, which means more copper wire for scrap available. Having copper wire for recycling can be very valuable to strip for bare bright wire. We have found that a lot of scrappers want to know the best ways to make more money from their copper and wire.
The bright copper wire inside copper cables can be a very sought-after material when scrapping and recycling. Before you run out to get expensive wire stripper to remove the copper from its insulation wrap, make sure you work out how much copper you will actually be dealing with on a regular basis. First things first, the one piece of information we want to you take away from this article is that you should never strip the insulation off scrap wire by burning it or excessively heating up the insulation to remove it from the copper. Not only does this pollute the environment with the fumes, the act of heating the insulation means that it may mark the copper and downgrade the copper and reduce the selling price due to the plastic residue.