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Industrial NDT X-Ray Film FAQ

CONVERT YOUR INDUSTRIAL NDT X-RAY FILM TO CASH FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How do I get paid for my Industrial NDT X-ray file film?

A: Spot pay or Refining Basis.

Q: What does “Spot” Pay mean?

A: CRE will purchase your clean film (removed from protective jackets) based on the net weight X an ounce per pound factor X 99% of the New York Silver Market Close on the date of receipt. For example (based on a low average NDT film lot):.15 ounces per pound X a $22.00 per ounce silver market equals a “spot” payment of $3.30 per net pound. A shipment of 10,000 pounds of file X-ray film would therefore net you a “spot” payment of $33,000. You will receive your check within 3-5 business days. If requested, CRE will return pure silver coins or bars in lieu of payment.

Q: Are spot payment factors negotiable?

A: Yes. CRE will increase your factors for older & denser image film since more silver is contained in these X-ray films.

Q: What does “Refining Basis” mean?

A: If you feel your films are superior in silver due to age, exposure or brand, you can elect to have your film processed and refined as an individual lot basis. On a refining basis, the typical yield of silver per pound of Industrial NDT X-Ray film is .30 ounces per pound ($6.60) less refining charges. Your payment will be based on the net silver yield in the process minus a per pound refining charge giving you up to a net return of approximately $6.00 per pound. To eliminate any feeling of risk for this option CRE guarantees that your net payment will be no lower than what CRE quoted and would
have paid you on a “spot pay” basis. Payment for film processed on a “Refining Basis” will be settled at 99% of the New York Silver Market Close on the 4th Friday following the week of receipt. A shipment of 10,000 net pounds of average NDT film, on a refining basis, will net you an estimated payment of $60,000. You will receive your check within 3-5 business days after the settlement Friday.

Q: Can I send the film protective jackets?

A: Yes. CRE charges a $.10 per gross pound for segregation & destruction of film and associated records.

Q: Does CRE provide a Certificate of Destruction?

A: Yes. CRE can provide a Certificate of Destruction.

Q: Do you accept shredded film?

A: Yes. Clean shredded film with no paper contamination.

Q: Does CRE pick-up?

A: Yes. CRE can arrange pick-up nationwide. CRE will absorb the freight cost for full trailer load quantities (greater than 40,000 lbs.). CRE will issue partial freight credits per gross pound of X-ray film for less than truck load quantities (less than 40,000 lbs.).

Q: What type of container should the X-ray Film be in?

A: The film can be shipped in gaylords (preferred), in drums (four to a pallet) or record storage boxes (both drums and boxes should be banded and shrink wrapped). Whether using gaylords or drums the pallet should be prepared so that the pallets can be double stacked in the trailer.

Q: Is CRE NAID certified?

A: Yes, CRE is the first NAID (National Association of Information Destruction) certified silver refiner in the world.

Q: How does this program benefit me?

A: CONVERTS YOUR X-RAY FILE FILM TO CASH AND FREES UP VALUABLE STORAGE SPACE!

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL 800.943.2811

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