Recycling advanced high-strength steels (AHSS)
In addition to being incredibly versatile, steel is the ideal automotive material for recycling. Magnets make short work of sorting it from the other shredded materials from scrapped cars. It isn’t essential that the salvaged steel be further sorted: AHSS steels, for example, can be made from 100% scrap steel. Furthermore, the scrap AHSS generated by Tier 1 parts suppliers and auto OEMs (e.g., the steel that is trimmed off or punched out) is valued by recyclers for its very lean composition.