An iron ore material in the form of round ball granules, produced from concentrate. Mainly used in blast furnace steelmaking or in DRI processes.
The pellets may be fluxed or non-fluxed depending on their base-to-acid ratio (basicity).
High iron content
The total iron content in Metalloinvest’s pellets is up to 67.0%
Easy to transport over long distances
The main advantage of pellets over sintering iron ore is that they can be more easily transported over long distances. All forms of transport can be used, provided that pellets are not contaminated or mixed with any other materials, and excluding cargo spillage.
Non-toxic, non-flammable and non-explosive
The pellets are non-toxic, non-flammable and non-explosive.
The pellets can be fluxed in order to maintain their target basicity.
Target compression strength
Compression strength of the pellets can reach up to 281kg/pellet.
Iron ore pellets produced from concentrate with Fe content over 69.5% are suitable for direct reduction iron processes.