Category Archives: Blog

Different Applications of Copper

January 15, 2013

Copper is extensively used for manufacturing electrical wires and cables for its electrical and thermal conductivity. Here is a detailed discussion of its many applications –

  • Cables and wires – Though there are many other materials, copper continues to be the most preferred electrical conductor in almost all the industries that deal with electrical wiring. Copper wire is extensively used in power transmission, power generation, power distribution, electronic circuitry, telecommunications and other types of electrical equipments. Copper is also used for manufacturing electrical wires which has a wide range of applications including communications cable, building wire, appliance wire, power distribution cable, magnet wire and automotive wire and cable.
  • In Water Supplies – Copper is one of the most commonly used metals for water supplies and drainage pipes. Since it is durable and recyclable and non reactive, this is considered to be the ideal metal for manufacturing the pipes of water supplies. Though initially it costs a bit higher, considering the durability it’s an ideal investment for the long run. Moreover, as it is lightweight and malleable and can be customized into any shape, plumbers find it easy to work with it.
  • As roofing material – For its strength, malleability and high resistance, copper is considered to be an ideal metal for roofing. It is also used for roof flashing which is placed around items that are overhung from the roof (e.g. pipe, chimneys etc.).

·         Gutter and downspouts – Copper has been used for making rain gutters and downspouts from the very ancient age. Apart from the aesthetic look of the copper gutter, there are several reasons to install it – this is extremely corrosion resistant and hence is ideal for areas that receive acid rain; it needs not to be painted and can be installed with a varied range of roofing materials.

  • Lightning Rod – This immensely important equipment can save scores of lives and property if installed in buildings. It’s a metallic rod that is mounted at the top of the buildings so that whenever lightning heats a building, it strikes the rod and gets conducted to the ground through electrical wire. Copper and its alloys are the most widely used material for lightning protection.
  • Jewelry – Copper jewelry is considered to be an extremely fashionable accessory that adds a dash of richness and elegance to one’s look. Bracelets, earrings, and necklaces that are made of copper provide a wide range of different and unusual costume jewelry.
  • As the main component of metal alloys – Copper is used as the principal element in creating several metal alloys like tin, bronze, brass etc. This is precisely because of copper’s high resistance to corrosion.
  • As fasteners and connectors – Copper is used in manufacturing clamps and bolts which are considered to be ideal fasteners. It is also used as terminal connector for cable wire.
  • Architecture – From the very ancient age copper has been used as a leading material in the field of architecture for its durability and corrosion resistance. It has also been used in domes, roof, spires, vaults, doors as it is a weather proof material.

Different Applications of Copper

Different Applications of Copper

January 15, 2013

Copper is extensively used for manufacturing electrical wires and cables for its electrical and thermal conductivity. Here is a detailed discussion of its many applications –

  • Cables and wires – Though there are many other materials, copper continues to be the most preferred electrical conductor in almost all the industries that deal with electrical wiring. Copper wire is extensively used in power transmission, power generation, power distribution, electronic circuitry, telecommunications and other types of electrical equipments. Copper is also used for manufacturing electrical wires which has a wide range of applications including communications cable, building wire, appliance wire, power distribution cable, magnet wire and automotive wire and cable.
  • In Water Supplies – Copper is one of the most commonly used metals for water supplies and drainage pipes. Since it is durable and recyclable and non reactive, this is considered to be the ideal metal for manufacturing the pipes of water supplies. Though initially it costs a bit higher, considering the durability it’s an ideal investment for the long run. Moreover, as it is lightweight and malleable and can be customized into any shape, plumbers find it easy to work with it.
  • As roofing material – For its strength, malleability and high resistance, copper is considered to be an ideal metal for roofing. It is also used for roof flashing which is placed around items that are overhung from the roof (e.g. pipe, chimneys etc.).

·         Gutter and downspouts – Copper has been used for making rain gutters and downspouts from the very ancient age. Apart from the aesthetic look of the copper gutter, there are several reasons to install it – this is extremely corrosion resistant and hence is ideal for areas that receive acid rain; it needs not to be painted and can be installed with a varied range of roofing materials.

  • Lightning Rod – This immensely important equipment can save scores of lives and property if installed in buildings. It’s a metallic rod that is mounted at the top of the buildings so that whenever lightning heats a building, it strikes the rod and gets conducted to the ground through electrical wire. Copper and its alloys are the most widely used material for lightning protection.
  • Jewelry – Copper jewelry is considered to be an extremely fashionable accessory that adds a dash of richness and elegance to one’s look. Bracelets, earrings, and necklaces that are made of copper provide a wide range of different and unusual costume jewelry.
  • As the main component of metal alloys – Copper is used as the principal element in creating several metal alloys like tin, bronze, brass etc. This is precisely because of copper’s high resistance to corrosion.
  • As fasteners and connectors – Copper is used in manufacturing clamps and bolts which are considered to be ideal fasteners. It is also used as terminal connector for cable wire.
  • Architecture – From the very ancient age copper has been used as a leading material in the field of architecture for its durability and corrosion resistance. It has also been used in domes, roof, spires, vaults, doors as it is a weather proof material.

The Benefits of Material Recycling

The Benefits of Material Recycling

January 15, 2013

The concept of recycling is far from being a novel one. In fact, the history of recycling activities can be traced as far back as 400 BC, when it was quite popular in Greece. Moving on to more recent times, paper, one of the most valuable items (for a variety of purposes), was first recycled in the latter half of the seventeenth century. While the prime focus of such initial recycling endeavors was to make the most out of the available supplies, the attention has somewhat shifted, over the passage of time. Since the last hundred years or so, recycling of different materials is mainly being done to reduce environmental pollution levels, and cut down upon unnecessary wastage of non-renewable resources. Some of the main ways in which recycling has helped the worldwide society over the last century are:

  • Bringing down inordinate energy usage – Producing new products from recycled materials ranks high on the energy-efficiency count. Recycling products requires much lesser energy than what would have been required, if the concerned product had to be manufactured from scratch. This is particularly true for plastic, steel, paper and aluminum recycling.
  • Reducing the risk of environmental pollution – Over the last century, the awareness of the necessity to recycle and/or properly dispose of worn out materials has steadily increased among individuals. Regular recycling, in turn, has significantly brought down air and water pollution levels. More industrial houses taking it upon themselves to make sure that the environment is not, in any way, adversely affected by their activities. The total level of harmful carbon emissions has also gone down. Risks of soil erosion have diminished too.
  • Removing the problems of garbage dumps and landfill areas – In the absence of recycling, garbage/waste products were, in general, in discriminately dumped on landfill areas. Apart from occupying a significant land area that could have been put to other, more productive, usage, these landfills also served as the perfect breeding grounds for bacteria, fungus, and several poisonous insects. Recycling has literally helped the society get rid of this burden of accumulated garbage!
  • Protecting the ozone layer of the atmosphere – Since recycling is instrumental in reducing the amount of toxic emissions, it also helps in keeping the ozone layer in the earth’s atmosphere intact. This, in turn, ensures that people are not exposed to the potentially harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. Typically, recycling also keeps the release of greenhouse gases under check.
  • Serving as a tool against price increase – There is no reason to assume that all the benefits of recycling pertain to the environment. However, over the last few decades, people have increasingly come to appreciate the fact that, recycled products bear significantly lower price tags, than brand-new items. Provided that the recycling has been done in accordance to the prevailing industrial standards, the question of having to compromise on the quality of the concerned product does not arise either.
  • Preserving the existing stock of non-renewable resources – The tendency of people to take a long-term, holistic perspective has also grown, over the passage of time. More people now understand the importance of protecting the stock of valuable natural, non-renewable earthly resources (coal, oil, etc.), so that they can be used by future generations. The world, after all, is not only about us!
  • The quality of the material does not get tampered – Recycled metal and other scrap materials, in most cases, retain all the properties of the original material. This factor has also bolstered recycling activities over the last century. Apart from steel and aluminum, silver, gold, copper and brass are some of the other widely recycled metals, in different parts of the world.

Knowledge about the manifold advantages of recycling has completely revolutionized the manner in which industrial manufacturing activities are currently conducted. Apart from its considerable environmental advantages, recycling has also paved the way for optimal use of materials. The rate of depletion of the stock of valuable, non-renewable resources from the earth has also been significantly brought down, with the help of recycling techniques. Thanks to recycling methods, we can now look forward to a more efficient, sustainable, ‘greener’ environment!

The Impact of Recycling on our Communities

The Impact of Recycling on our communities

January 15, 2013

It is known to all that recycling has many positive topics on the environment; but we don’t realize that it impacts the community as well. Here are some of the examples –

  • Employment Opportunities – Recycling has turned out to be a major industry that generates attractive employment opportunities. Apart from the curbside collections, the entire process of recycling involves a lot of tasks like collecting the scraps, transporting them to landfill, processing the metals, manufacturing new products from the recycled materials etc. Thus a huge number of employment opportunities are generated from the process.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions – This is a vital outcome of recycling that is extremely beneficial for community. The hazardous effects of greenhouse gas are even more than one can imagine. Studies show that indoor and outdoor pollutants account for 5% of global disease. It is striking to know that in a year almost 74% of total pollutions can be reduced by recycling paper and thus it would indirectly help in saving people’s life.
  • Improved Water Resources – Proper recycling service improves a community’s water resources by reducing the amount of pollutants entering the different water bodies. Moreover, including recycling in the waste management system decreases the consumption of water as well.
  • Well being of a Community – Recycling programs help in improving the overall health of a community. Organizations or companies that use recycled materials will be more expected to open up branches in a city that is interested to take up recycling projects and this, in a way, helps to the betterment of the community.
  • Financial Income – There are a lot of things that we no longer use or need. One can recycle them and earn a lot of money. Things like cell phones, computers, laptops, cartridges can easily be recycled. For communities the cost of waste disposal or recycling gets reduced a lot when handled together.
  • Recycling saves energy – On a large scale, recycling help to reduce our energy costs hugely. For example, it takes more energy to create a new aluminum can than it takes to recycle 20 such cans. Again using the same energy another 20 cans can be made up.
  • Recycling is environment friendly – Though the landfills are made with enough expertise and following the technical details, the dangerous chemicals that get deposited in these landfills, can always contaminate the underground water. Though combusting the solid waste is considered to be an effective way, it causes increased air pollution.
  • Creating awareness among people – Since recycling impacts a society in so many positive ways, it creates a strong awareness among people that recycling is really important for a community. It also helps in building a strong economy by creating job opportunities, reducing the costs, saving resources as well as energy etc.
  • Building Community – In most of the communities of the present world, people care a lot about recycling and its impact upon environment. As a result of this people tend to work together in different sorts of recycling programs. There are also many organizations that arrange free campaigns to promote recycling.

Latson Echeverria

"Our experience of working with Manville was always delightful due to their high level of professional skills, courteous attitude and quick response. Their crew manages proper timing for arrival and picking up and every time we get paid promptly. Write us in as happy customers."
2014-03-27T10:12:14+00:00
"Our experience of working with Manville was always delightful due to their high level of professional skills, courteous attitude and quick response. Their crew manages proper timing for arrival and picking up and every time we get paid promptly. Write us in as happy customers."

Bunn Dierking

"We wanted to say thank you for the great service as we were in search of some reliable scrap metal buyers. Your company offered us all what we were really looking for regarding price and prompt action."
2014-03-27T10:11:52+00:00
"We wanted to say thank you for the great service as we were in search of some reliable scrap metal buyers. Your company offered us all what we were really looking for regarding price and prompt action."

Nagle Jusino

"Manville Metal Recycling Scrap Metal Recycling Toronto was attentive and professional. I recommend this business to anyone needing to get rid of scrap metals. They have always provided me excellent service and prices."
2014-06-02T04:53:21+00:00
"Manville Metal Recycling Scrap Metal Recycling Toronto was attentive and professional. I recommend this business to anyone needing to get rid of scrap metals. They have always provided me excellent service and prices."

Platz Gilleland

"I want to thank you for the professional way Manville Recycling handled the processing of my scrap. I have a business relationship with Manville Recycling for over 10 years. And I am proud to do business with the leading scrap metal dealer in Toronto. Manville Recycling is no doubt the best."
2014-06-02T04:52:51+00:00
"I want to thank you for the professional way Manville Recycling handled the processing of my scrap. I have a business relationship with Manville Recycling for over 10 years. And I am proud to do business with the leading scrap metal dealer in Toronto. Manville Recycling is no doubt the best."

Massaro Wilford

"After knowing the facts and figures about how much we save in case of dealing with you for scrap metal issues my boss praised my idea. We are fully satisfied with your services and please convey this thank you note to your crew for the excellent handling of their tasks."
2014-06-02T04:52:18+00:00
"After knowing the facts and figures about how much we save in case of dealing with you for scrap metal issues my boss praised my idea. We are fully satisfied with your services and please convey this thank you note to your crew for the excellent handling of their tasks."

Nancy Mendonca

"The helpful and courteous staff at Manville Metal Recycling helped me turn some old items into extra cash!! If you have any form of scrap metal to recycle, be sure to pay them a visit to get top dollar. Thanks Manville!!!"
2014-06-02T04:47:03+00:00
"The helpful and courteous staff at Manville Metal Recycling helped me turn some old items into extra cash!! If you have any form of scrap metal to recycle, be sure to pay them a visit to get top dollar. Thanks Manville!!!"

Kevin B.

"These guys helped me sort my scrap so I got maximum value, thanks guys!"
2014-06-02T04:54:50+00:00
"These guys helped me sort my scrap so I got maximum value, thanks guys!"

Muhammad S Bajwa

"Excellent quality service and reliability. Manville Metal Recycling provides the safe and environmentally friendly recycling of scrap metal. Best one scrap metal recycling industry."
2014-06-02T04:54:00+00:00
"Excellent quality service and reliability. Manville Metal Recycling provides the safe and environmentally friendly recycling of scrap metal. Best one scrap metal recycling industry."