A syntheticly manufactured product created when iron ore unergoes the reduction process after heating to nearly 1000 °C, removing the oxygen and carbon content. DRI has the advantage of being used as a supplement to steel scrap in Electric Arc Furnaces or “mini-mills.” It can often be used in conventional blast furnaces with similar Fe properties as pig iron. DRI is produced in South America, India and northern Australia.
A solid casted iron product gray in color and high in carbon that is manufactured from smelted iron ore. Along with coke, iron ore & steel scrap, pig iron becomes an essential raw material feedstock into the blast furnace to produce crude steel.
A black or gray, high iron residue formed as a result of the steel cold rolling process. Mill scale is often considered to have no resale value but can be blended with steel scrap or used as a replacement for iron ore given its high Fe, when ferrous market prices are elevated.
Iron ore is the main mineral used in blast furnaces to produce steel. After coal, it is the largest traded bulk commodity by volume in the world. It is characterized either as magnetite, hematite or taconite, depending on Fe content %. Iron ore can vary in color (gray, brown, charcoal, etc.) and takes the form of lumps, pellets, fines, concentrate or sand. Australia is the #1 producer of the material, followed by Brazil and Canada. China remains the largest market for iron ore with consumption of 70% of the world’s production. Photo: 62% Fe Stockpile
Rivore sells various ferrous raw materials for foundry and metallurgical applications.