The top 20 Ferromanganese (HCFeMn) producers in the world
High-carbon ferromanganese (HCFeMn) is one of the most widely used ferroalloy in the world. In the following, the top 20 producers (excl. China and India) of high-carbon ferromanganese (HCFeMn) in 2019 will be listed with the respective amount produced. Moreover, a map with the production companies' respective production plants is showcased.
Standard , also known as high-carbon ferromanganese (HC FeMn) is a manganese alloy, smelted directly from manganese ores. Its manganese content ranges from 70-80 wt% and its carbon content from 6-7 wt%. It is the most-used ferroalloy in terms of quantity and its applications are mostly steel production (90%), with the remaining 10% being used in foundries and welding. Ferromanganese alloys are produced by carbothermic reduction of ores containing iron and manganese oxide in a smelting-reduction furnace. During the production process, slags with a high content of manganese oxide are formed, which can be refined in further process steps to ferro-silicon manganese, low-carbon ferro-manganese (LC FeMn) or to manganese metal.
Below is a worldmap with the location of the companies' respective production plants.
In the following, a list of the 20 biggest high-carbon ferromanganese producers and their annual production will be presented. The list does not include companies in China and India, as the production there is widely dispersed.
|Company||Produced volume (t)||Country||Public/Private|
Nippon Denko co. ltd.
Sakura Ferroalloys SDN BHD
Satka Metallurgical Mill
Autlan S.A.B. de C.V.*
OM Sarawak SDN. BHD.
KG DongBu Steel
Kosaya Gora Iron Works PJSC
Maringa Ferro-liga S.A.*
JSC Nikopol ferro-alloys plant (NZF)
Zaporozhye ferro-alloys plant (PJSC)
OFZ, a.s., Istebné
FMC Faryab Mining Company
Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Plant
Sinai Manganese Company
Kerman Ferro Alloys
* HC FeMn + SiMn production impossible to separate
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