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 ferromanganese, 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.||331,980||Japan||Public|
|Sakura Ferroalloys SDN BHD||258,000||Malaysia||Private|
|Satka Metallurgical Mill||164,270||Russia||Public|
|Autlan S.A.B. de C.V.*||157,000||Mexico||Public|
|OM Sarawak SDN. BHD.||151,670||Malaysia||Private|
|KG DongBu Steel||150,350||South Korea||Public|
|Maringa Ferro-liga S.A.*||100,000||Brazil||Public|
|Kosaya Gora Iron Works PJSC||89,300||Russia||Public|
|JSC Nikopol ferro-alloys plant (NZF)||41,800||Ukraine||Public|
|Zaporozhye ferro-alloys plant (PJSC)||39,440||Ukraine||Public|
|OFZ, a.s., Istebné||31,800||Slovakia||Private|
|FMC Faryab Mining Company||30,000||Iran||N/A|
|Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Plant||24,030||Russia||Private|
|Sinai Manganese Company||12,000||Egypt||Private|
|Kerman Ferro Alloys||12,000||Iran||N/A|
* HC FeMn + SiMn production impossible to separate
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