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Form of Iron



Iron Furnace / pig iron

liquid 300 tonnes or solid 3-15kg

Silver metallic

Iron Furnace / DRI

lumps and pellets: average particle size 6.35mm to 25mm.

Black grey/metallic

Iron Furnace / HBI

Briquette weight 0.2 to 3.0 kg

Metallic grey

Elemental Iron

Elemental Iron (in alloys) in mixture and articles, in a form of powder or massive

Silver grey

Iron powder


Grey or Black

Carbonyl Iron Powder



 Electrolytic iron Flakes: Average size: 3-7mm thick, 3-15mm width x length Billets: Average size: up to 155mm x 155mm  Grey