Ferro Chromium or more popularly called Ferro Chrome (FeCr) is a type of Ferro Alloy, that is, an alloy between chromium and iron, generally containing 50% to 70% chromium by weight.


The Producers of Stainless Steel and Tool Steel are the main consumers of Ferro chrome and charge chrome. Chromium confers upon the remarkable corrosion resistance property in the Stainless Steel.


Ferro chrome is produced by electric arc process by carbothermic reduction of chromite. 


Majority of the world’s Ferro chrome is used in the production of stainless steel. Stainless steel depends on chromium for its appearance and its resistance to corrosion. The average chrome content in stainless steel is approx.18%. It is also used when it is desired to add chromium to carbon steel. 


Ferro chrome production is essentially a carbothermic reduction operation taking place at high temperatures. Chrome Ore (an oxide of chromium and iron) is reduced by coal and coke to form the iron-chromium alloy. Ferrochrome is often classified by the amount of carbon and chrome it contains.


Reframat offers both High Carbon (HC) Ferro Chrome, Low Carbon (LC) Ferro Chrome along with Low Silicon Ferro Chrome as per the demand received from the customers


Normal Specifications*:

Chromium (Cr) : 60-63%

Silicon (Si) : 2-4% (max)

Carbon (C) : 6-8% (max)

Phosphorus (P) :0.03%, 0.05%

Sulphur (S) :0.04%, 0.05%

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