JC Horizon Ltd.
  About Iron & Steel

The element iron (Fe) is one of the most abundant on earth, but it does not occur in nature in useful metallic form. Metallic iron, from which steel is derived, must be extracted from iron ore. By definition, steel is a  combination of iron with a small amount of carbon.  Iron and steel comprise about 95 percent of all the tonnage of metal produced annually in the United States and the world. According to the USGS, the nation’s iron and steel industry and ferrous foundries produced goods in 2007 that were valued at about $150 billion. The industry consisted of about 57 companies that produced raw steel at about 116 plants, with combined production capability of about 113 million tons.

Non-ferrous Metals

Aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, titanium, cobalt, chromium and precious metals are the most commonly used non-ferrous metals. Millions of tones of nonferrous scrap are recovered annually and used by smelters, refiners, ingot makers, foundries, and other manufacturers in the U.S. and in more than 90 countries worldwide. According to ISRI, more than 9 million metric tons of nonferrous scrap was processed in the U.S. last year from a wide array of consumer, commercial and industrial sources. In terms of volume, ISRI estimates that nonferrous scrap made up less than 10% of the total quantity of material recycled in the U.S. last year, while by value, nonferrous metal scrap and precious metal scrap together accounted for more than half of total U.S. scrap recycling industry earnings in 2012. The secondary materials in scrap are vital to the metallurgy industry, as the production of new metals often needs them. Non ferrous metals recycling processes include bailing, shearing, sorting, melting and media separation. At present, BIR estimates that approximately 30% of global zinc production comes from secondary zinc and over 80% of the zinc for recycling is eventually recycled. As for copper, almost 40% of the world’s demand is met using recycled material.

JC Horizon mainly focus on trading and exporting nonferrous scrap to metal scrap purchasers. Below are some examples of materials we are actively dealing. To get a current price for the materials you want to sell, please call or email us.

Scrap Metal we buy/sell:

Small Motors

AC Compressors



Mixed Motors

Large motors

Shredded motros /meatball

Copper transformers