Ferrochrome & Chrome Metal

Ferrochrome, or Ferrochromium (FeCr) is a type of ferroalloy, that is, an alloy between chromium and iron, generally containing 50% - 70% chromium.

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Chrome is mainly used in the production of stainless steel, special steel, refractories, and chemicals.

NameAbbreviationSize (mm)Cr Content (%)

High Carbon Ferrochrome


0.5-10 (fines)


High Carbon Ferrochrome


10-100 (lumpy)


Medium Carbon Ferrochrome




Low Carbon Ferrochrome




Chrome Metal Lumps

Cr metal



Nitrided Ferrochrome




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Application of relevant Chrome types

High Carbon Ferrochrome (HCFeCr):

Ferrochrome, like ferromanganese, is classified by the amounts of carbon contained in the alloy. High Carbon Ferrochrome  contains a minimum chromium content of 65 wt% and a maximum carbon content of 9 wt%. More than 80% of the world's ferrochrome production is used for the production of corrosion and heat resistant stainless steels, which can have a chromium content of more than 10.5 wt%.

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Medium Carbon Ferrochrome (MCFeCr):

Ferrochrome alloy with a minimum Chromium content of  65 wt% and a maximum carbon content of 2 wt%.

Low Carbon Ferrochrome (LCFeCr):

Ferrochrome alloy with a minimum Chromium content of  60 wt% and a maximum carbon content of 0.1 wt%.

Nitrided Ferrochrome (NFeCr):

In stainless steels elements like Nickel can be substituted partly by Nitrited Ferrochrome to reduce production costs. 

Chrome Metal briquettes (Chrome briqs):

Chrome metal is available in the form briquettes reducing dust loss and improving handling

Chrome Metal lumps (Chrome lumps):

Besides briquettes, Chromium metal can also be available in lumpy form.

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