Welcome to Steel Dust Recycling
Steel Dust Recycling, is America’s newest facility dedicated to recovering zinc and lead from the industrial waste stream. This plant recycles Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steel dust utilizing the Waelz Kiln technology.
EAF steel dust, generated by steel mills contains zinc. SDR's brand-new facility specializes in the reclamation of zinc and other metals from this dust. SDR’s main product is Waelz zinc oxide. This product is transformed into zinc oxide, zinc sulfate or metallic zinc by zinc smelters.
The SDR recycling facility – located in Northwest Alabama – can currently process more than 120,000 tons of EAF dust annually. Phase II, now under construction is contemplated to come on stream in early 2011. This addition will double its recycling capacity.
Effective October 1, 2009, SDR became a part of the Promax Group, a widely diversified industrial group owner of Zinc Nacional with over 25 years of experience in the recycling of EAF steel dust.
Zinc Nacional, founded in 1952, is a privately owned company dedicated to the production of zinc compounds and recycled paperboard. The main goal of this acquisition is to enable Zinc Nacional, with the inclusion of SDR, to more closely service the steel mill industry in the United States, while also contributing additional zinc units for the production of zinc oxide and zinc sulfate at its facility in Monterrey, Mexico.