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Metalshub is the leading digital B2B platform for the iron and steel industry. Foundries and Steel Mills use our platform to buy basic, foundry and nodular pig-iron from a global pool of qualified traders and producers.

Frequently traded on Metalshub

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.

NameApplicationC (%)Si (%)Mn (%)S (%)P (%)
Basic Pig IronSteel production in EAF3.5-4.5 ≤1.25≤1.0 ≤0.05 0.08-0.15
Foundry/Hematite Pig IronGrey iron castings3.5-4.12.5-3.5 0.5-1.2≤0.04≤0.12
Nodular/High Purity Pig IronDuctile iron castings3.7-4.7 0.05-1.5 ≤0.05 ≤0.025≤0.035

Application of relevant Pig Iron types

Basic Pig Iron:

Basic pig iron is used for crude steel production.

Foundry Pig Iron:

Foundry or hematite pig iron is used by foundries for the production of grey cast iron.

Nodular Pig Iron:

Nodular or high-purity pig iron is used by foundries for the production of ductile iron. Thereby, a low Mn and S content of below 0.6 wt.% and 0.015 wt.% respectively is particularly important. 

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