Stainless Steel is defined as a ferrous alloy with a minimum of 10.5%
chromium content. The name originates from the fact that stainless steel
stains, or rusts, less easily than ordinary steel. Stainless has higher
resistance to oxidation (rust) & corrosion in several environments.
UCG deals in all grades of stainless steel & high-nickel alloys. The metal
is obtained from a variety of sources nationally. Industrially generated scrap
such as from the manufacturing/fabrication sector & catering sector is a
valuable source of material. Stainless steel is also gained from redundant
plant within the chemical sector.
The material is sorted & graded by trained personnel using the latest
spectro-analytical equipment. Our highly organised yard space allows
segregation of materials and prevents cross contamination. UCG Recycling is
committed to maintaining the highest quality standards.
We perform 4 functions in the sorting, sizing & processing of Stainless
steel & high nickel alloy: Spectro analysis, bailing, cropping & plasma
Spectro-analysis involves sparking pieces of stainless in order to
identify the chemical composition & ultimately, the specific grade.
High-density 300 x 300mm stainless steel Bales are supplied as a
secondary raw material.
Cropping produces specific stainless steel lengths for foundry
Our Plasma-cutting facility allows oversize materials to be prepared
quickly and efficiently.
UCG Recycling is a proud member of SASSDA (South African Stainless Steel