Advantages of Aluminum Recycling

  • Aluminum structures can be lighter than steel structures, resulting in lighter vehicles, which can increase performance and/or operating economy. Aluminum alloys are more corrosion resistant in typical vehicular applications.
  • Every minute of every day, an average of 113,200 aluminum cans are recycled. Used aluminum drink cans can be recycled and back on supermarket shelves as new drink cans in as little as 60 days (or 2 months).
  • It’s not just cans! Check up SMC wide range of aluminum products at 

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  • Why recycle? Recycling aluminum cans reduces waste. It also saves energy, conserves natural resources, and cuts down the amount of waste that needs to be buried in landfill sites.
  • Aluminum cans are worth money to collectors. Cash for Cans centers will pay for every kilogram recycled. This is a great way of raising money for your school, Cub or Brownie pack or a favorite charity – or just for you!
  • 20 cans can be made with the energy needed to produce one can using raw materials.
  • Did you know? Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.
  • Recycling aluminum takes 95% less energy than producing it from its raw materials. The recycling process also generates only 5% of the greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Aluminum can be recycled over and over again without losing any of its properties. It is impossible to tell the difference between recycled or ‘primary’ aluminum.


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  • One of the properties of aluminum is that it melts at a much lower temperature than other metals. So melting down ‘old’ aluminum uses much less energy than the smelting process. It also produces fewer gas emissions, so is much better for the environment.

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The many advantages of shipping container housing and architecture

With the global environmental concern growing in popularity across the globe, more and more people are turning to shipping container structures for green alternatives. There are countless numbers of empty, unused shipping containers around the world, just sitting on shipping docks taking up space: once out of their use, it is too expensive to send them back. Thus it is definitely a great options to turn those ones into useful and solid living spaces, also due to the fact that they are made by ideal building materials (they are able to hold heavy loads, or to be stacked in high columns; designed to resist harsh environments -such as on ocean-going vessels- or sprayed with road salt while transported on roads). They can be consideredstrong, easy to use, and versatile–almost like stacking blocks, but definitely more eco-friendly.

Furthermore, it is worth to point out their advantage in expense:many used containers are available at an amount that is low compared to a finished structure built by other labor-intensive means such as bricks and mortar — which also require larger more expensive foundations. You definitely save a lot in financial terms.

Also, you can think big: the same reasoning can be applied either to one mere shipping container or to many of them thought as a unit; this meansrealizing  that connecting multiple shipping containers together is also unibody construction, whether multiple one-level, or multiple ten-level, you have created the ultimate unibody construction unit with far more strength than the already, super stronger container alone. If you think about the strength and durability of just one shipping container, imagine the incredible strength when 2, 4, 6, or 100 are connected top, bottom, and sides.  Even with fairly extreme modification and wall cut outs, the strength of such contructions  is far greater than any conventional home or building. About security, they are super-safe, vandal proof, fire proof, just to mention a few of their main features, they resistgrievous climatic conditions, and regular rough handling. Thus, their later use in construction ensures durable projects. Besides, remember that shipping boxes already comply with ISO standards.Some other advantages can be considered such as their fast construction, or their easy adaptation to be covered with traditional stucco, vinyl siding, woods, bricks.Thus they can turn to have a wide variety of functions, as houses, offices, storages, multi-car garages, and nonetheless be great in style, either in their inside or outside.Following here there are some beautiful exemplificative pictures:

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The abundance and relative cheapness of these containers during the last decade gathered attention throughout the world and it is starting to become much more common to convert them into living spaces. Again worth to be stressed, instead of being shipped back empty, or being left sideways, new applications are sought for the used containers that have reached their destination.


Laura C

. SMC Blogger

Shanghai Metal Corporation Salutes Malcolm McLean, “The Father of Container-ization”

Shanghai Metal Corporation Salutes Malcolm McLean … A Man With A Vision!
Shanghai Metal Corporation would like to take out a moment to pay tribute to ‘the father of containerization’, Malcolm McLean. Having invented the modern shipping container in 1956, and full of commercial drive, the man ignited a revolution in transport and international trade. Visionaries like himself are too easily forgotten. Malcolm’s story is undeniably worth reflecting upon.

Curious? Check this website, shedding light on his story and the world before and after:

Check out some of our Container Products here:

Shanghai Metal Corporation is delighted to be a part of McLean’s vision and keep striving forward in the production, trade and optimization of shipping containers. 

Malcolm McLean
“The Father of Container-ization”

SMC Stainless Steel Business Cards

SMC Stainless Steel Business Cards

Make Your Business Card

As Strong As Your Business!

Paper business cards are a typical part of our daily life both professionally and socially. Yet, for all their use, we all know the pains of flimsy, paper business cards. Whether they are smudged, wet, or broken, a paper business card easily loses its business value when the recipient can’t make out your name or contact information. Such a simple thing as a thin paper card could mean the difference between a multi-million dollar business deal and a forgotten face.

If networking and growing your business contacts is so important, why would you entrust this to a thin piece of paper?

Why not invest in something meaningful and reliable to represent your business? 

Stainless Steel Business Cards from Shanghai Metal Corporation (SMC) offer you the chance to make your business card as strong as your business! 

SMC offers Stainless Steel Business Cards with unique, custom metal material styling, a professional blend of creative design, ultra-fine etching and all at great pricing. Choose from a wide variety of valued and reliable metals including Stainless Steel and Copper, all in portable and sleek designs, vast colors, professional finishes and unique shapes. Not to mention the value to the environment as metal business cards are long-lasting, durable, and recyclable.

For businesses the applications of these cost-effective metal cards are limitless: Bottle Openers, VIP Cards, Club Cards, Transportation, Entertainment, Parking, School, as well as Garment and Electronic Accessories, Etc.

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Stainless Steel Business Cards can provide any business with that necessary edge to create a unique and powerful brand identity. In a world where first impressions mean everything, unique and durable Stainless Steel Business Cards make your business stand out against the competition and leave a lasting meaningful impression with each client every time!  Check Out Our Promotional Video: Click Here!
Details and Specifications

Our Stainless Steel Business Cards can be tailored and machined for your existing or new designs or logos. 

Additionally, SMC provides Design Consultation to help you do define a style that matches your business and your brand.

Please remember to send us the following information with your inquiry: Business Name, Address, Phone Number, and E-mail Address.

Selection and Delivery
Typically, after we have narrowed down three unique designs for your business card, we will send you samples of all three for you to choose from. 

Once you notify us of your desired design choice, our machining process will be completed within a week. Then, we will package and ship your business cards and provide information for order and delivery tracking.

Learn more information and get the price list CLICK HERE! Learn more information about the designs or send you own designs CLICK HERE! Learn more information about SMC Group CLICK HERE!   Fill Out the Form Below:  Get Your Stainless Steel Business Card Today!!