Speed the scrap [Long version]

United Kingdom, 1948

Film
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Emphasises the fact the Britain is becoming more dependent upon scrap metal to maintain her output of iron and steel. Iron ore deposits in the Midlands and imported ore from Africa provide insufficient supplies for new steel; over half the iron and steel produced in the United Kingdom is made from scrap. shows conversion of scrap to new steel in electric carbon-arc furnaces; by-product of process is slag, used as fertiliser.

Credits

producer

Frank Green

production company

British Iron and Steel Federation

Ace Films

Language

English

Duration

00:19:07:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28807

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Iron foundries

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Iron mines and mining

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Metal trade

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Recycling (Waste, etc.)

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Steel industry and trade - Great Britain

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Recycling (Waste, etc.)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Recycling (Waste, etc.)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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