The Steel industry uses two primary processes in the production of steel. The traditional integrated mill melting iron ore in a BOF (Basic Oxygen Furnace) and EAF (electric arc furnace) using recycled steel & iron scrap as raw materials. Silicon Carbide is an important additive contributing to oxidation and reduction reactions enhancing the mechanical properties of steel. Silicon Carbide removes oxygen from the slag increasing recoverable iron, generates thermal energy to achieve desired tap temperature, & provides a source of Carbon & Silicon units. Silicon Carbide is also a lower cost alternative to Ferrosilicon & Carbon combination in steelmaking. CARBOLON MA is low in Nitrogen content makingit an ideal source for steel manufacturing.
- Washington Mills is a major producer and supplier of steelmaking materials with multiple facilities in North America and Europe.
- Washington Mills’ steelmaking products are manufactured to the highest industry standards available with both “in house” test and lab facilities.
- Washington Mills has a highly trained staff of metallurgists, technicians and production personnel available to assist you for your steelmaking needs.