Manganese Alloys and Manganese Metal

Manganese alloys include various ferromanganese and silicomanganese grades. Based on the Metalshub Price Index, the price of Manganese Metal Flakes in Q2 2021 ranged from 2,269-2,903 €/mt. High Carbon Ferromanganese ranged from 1,106-1,310 €/mt and Silicomanagense ranged from 1,217-1,460 €/mt. The Metalshub price Index uses methodology validated by leading industry experts, helping customers make data-driven trading decisions.

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Manganese is added to alloy steel, such as structural steel, tool steel, stainless and heat-resistant steel.

NameAbbreviationSize (mm)Mn Content (%)

High Carbon Ferromanganese

HCFeMn

2-10 (fines)

75-80

High Carbon Ferromanganese

HCFeMn

10-100 (lumpy)

75-80

Medium Carbon Ferromanganese

MCFeMn

10-100

75-85

Low Carbon Ferromanganese

LCFeMn

10-100

75-85

Silicomanganese

SiMn

10-100

65-75

Manganese metal lump

Mn Met Lump

10-100

95-100

Manganese metal briquettes

Mn Met Briq

50X30

97-100

Manganese metal flakes

Mn Met Flakes

0-100

99.7-100

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Application of relevant Manganese types


High Carbon Ferromanganese (HCFeMn):

High carbon ferromanganese (HCFeMn) is the most widely used ferroalloy in terms of quantity. It usually has a manganese content of 70-80 wt% and a carbon content of 6-8 wt% During the production process, slags with a high content of manganese oxide are formed, which can be refined in further process steps to Silicomanganese (SiMn), Low carbon Ferromanganese (LCFeMn) or to Manganese metal.


Medium Carbon Ferromanganese (MCFeMn):

Ferromanganese alloy with a manganese content 75-90 wt% and a carbon content of 0.5-2 wt%.


Low Carbon Ferromanganese (LCFeMn):

Ferromanganese alloy with a manganese content 80-95 wt% and a carbon content of 0-0.5 wt%.


Ferromanganese briquettes (FeMn briqs): 

The compaction of Ferromanganese alloys of fine grain sizes into Ferromanganese briquettes briquettes can reduce dust losses and improve handling. 


Manganese metal flakes (Mn metal flakes):

Electrolytic manganese flakes, commonly referred as manganese metal flakes, with a minimum manganese content of 99.7 wt%, are mainly used by steel mills.  


Manganese metal briquettes (Mn metal briqs):

Manganese metal briquettes can be used as a substitute for flakes reducing dust loss and improving handling.


Manganese metal lumps (Mn metal lumps):

Besides flakes and briquettes, Mn metal can also be available in lumpy form.


Silicomanganese (SiMn):

Silicomanganese has additional silicon, which acts as a more powerful deoxidiser. Compared to the standard FeSi75 and HCFeMn, the use of silicomanganese also leads to a smaller increase in carbon, which makes it a preferred substitute.

 

Click here to read about Metalshub's SiMn price index or here to read about recent developments in the global managanese market.


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