from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various alloys of iron and one or more other elements, such as manganese or silicon, used as a raw material in the production of steel.

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  • n. any alloy of iron and another metal, especially one of silicon, manganese, chromium, vanadium, tungsten, titanium and molybdenum; used in the production of specialist steels as they have a lower melting point than the pure metal


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  • Silicon is known in the ferroalloy and chemical industries as “silicon metal.”


  • ENRC said net profit jumped to $1.34 billion from $381 million a year earlier, driven by the ferroalloy and iron-ore divisions, which make products used in steelmaking.

    Kazakhstan Miner's Profit Soars

  • ENRC said it plans to expand production with the construction of six new ferroalloy furnaces, expansion of iron ore operations and construction of an additional 1,200 megawatts in electricity-generating capacity.

    Kazakhstan Miner's Profit Soars

  • Some provincial governments have been limiting supply to industries that are heavy consumers of electricity, including ferroalloy and aluminum plants, to ensure supply to households.

    Chalco Closes Two Plants

  • Last year, it entered the ferroalloy market with its purchase of ferrosilicon producer Bratsk Ferro-Alloy Plant.

    Mechel Will Acquire

  • "The acquisition of Oriel will enable Mechel to increase its competitiveness by expanding the existing ferroalloy business, entering new markets and operating new production facilities," said Mechel Chief Executive Igor Zyuzin, who also is Mechel's majority owner.

    Mechel Will Acquire

  • The inspection forms part of a national environmental compliance campaign, dubbed Operation Ferro, in which the Green Scorpions are targeting iron and steel and ferroalloy industries around the country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The department said iron and steel and ferroalloy industries had been prioritised for inspection because their industrial processes could contribute significantly to pollution if not mitigated and managed properly.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • At the time, the department said it had been "taken aback" at the levels of non-compliance in the iron and steel and ferroalloy industry sector, whose processes could significantly contribute to pollution if not properly mitigated and managed.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Most manganese ore imported to the United States is used to manufacture intermediate manganese ferroalloy products and electrolytic manganese for use in dry-cell batteries.



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