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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. Based on the Metalshub Price Index, the price of Low Carbon Ferrochrome in Q2 2021 ranged from 3.50-3.76 €/Kg Cr. For High Carbon Ferrochrome, the price range was 1.99-2.32€/Kg Cr. The Metalshub price Index uses methodology validated by leading industry experts, helping customers make data-driven trading decisions.

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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 HCFeCr 0.5-10 (fines) 65-75
High Carbon Ferrochrome HCFeCr 10-100 (lumpy) 65-75
Medium Carbon Ferrochrome MCFeCr 10-100 65-75
Low Carbon Ferrochrome LCFeCr 10-100 65-100
Chrome Metal Lumps Cr metal 5-80 99-100
Nitrided FerrochromeNFeCr10-5060-75

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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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