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Pig iron

Pig iron
  • Basic Pig Iron

  • Foundry Pig Iron

  • Nodular Pig Iron

Main applications:

Pig iron is also known as merchant pig iron, which is cast into blocks or ingots. These are then sold to the iron and steel foundry industries in the form of feed stock

Producers

  • Rio Tinto

  • Aço Verde do Brasil

  • Kosaya Gora Iron Works

  • Metinvest

  • SChPZ Trade

  • TiZir Titanium & Iron AS

  • Tulachermet

  • DK Recycling und Roheisen

Traders & Distributors

  • Aveks

  • Allied Metals

  • Carbones

  • Eusider

  • MFG Metall- u. Ferrolegierung GmbH

  • Picart & Beer S.A

  • Richard Anton KG

The DIN standard of Pig Iron

Typical Pig Iron Characteristics - % by weight
Pig Iron type C Si Mn S P
Basic 3.5-4.5 ≤1.25 ≤1.0 ≤0.05 0.08-0.15
Foundry 3.5-4.1 2.5-3.5 0.5-1.2 ≤0.04 ≤0.12
HPPI/Nodular 3.7-4.7 0.05-0.15 ≤0.05 ≤0.025 ≤0.035
Various tighter specifications are available from specific producer
Ingot typically weigh 7.5 to 12 kg
Dimensions vary from producer to producer, e.g. 17.5 x 13.5 x 16 cm, 20 x 15 x 5 cm

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