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    Present State of U.S. Ferroalloy Industry

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    This paper describes the major ferroalloys of chromium, manganese, and silicon, and examines the ferroalloy industry, its special needs, and its problems. The major producers and the market they serve are listed, and the manufacturing procedure and the materials required are illustrated. Sources of materials and their changing availability are reviewed along with geopolitical influences and their effects on domestic industry. Trends, short and long term, and what we can expect in the future conclude the presentation.


    ferroalloys, chromium, manganese, silicon, geopolitics, steel, iron

    Author Information:

    Gate, AD
    Vice president, Interlake, Inc., Beverly, Ohio

    Committee/Subcommittee: A09.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27680S