The gross value of printed wiring board scrap retreated slightly in February to $5.21 per pound, down 2.7 percent from January’s record high. The year-over-year PWB value are up nearly 30 percent from February of 2009.
This data represents the full metallic values of boards over time and are not the recycling values, as those values do not include the costs involved in actually extracting metal from boards, including freight, sampling charges, assay assessments, smelting, refining, process loss, return on investment, and penalties for various elements, including beryllium, bismuth and nickel.
These values are for the estimated intrinsic metal content of recovered PC boards. Some consumers label such material as mid-value. Lower-value scrap includes monitor and television boards. Higher-value scrap includes network and video cards, and motherboards.
The average value of board scrap for the year is still strong at $5.28 per pound, a 37.1 percent improvement over the same period last year. Reported by E-Scrap News.
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