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 Q1 2022 ranged from 6.60-9.25 €/kg Cr. For High Carbon Ferrochrome, the price range was 3.30-4.60 €/kg Cr. The Metalshub price Index is based on real-transaction data and 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.
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High Carbon Ferrochrome
High Carbon Ferrochrome
Medium Carbon Ferrochrome
Low Carbon Ferrochrome
Chrome Metal Lumps
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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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