Metallurgical - SIKA® MET
Metallurgical grade Silicon Carbide is used in iron foundries and in steel mills in the form of loose grains or briquettes:
• As a Si- and C-alloying additive in induction and cupola furnaces for
cast iron production.
• As an inoculant in iron foundries.
• As a deoxidizing agent in ladle furnaces and electric arc furnaces
during slag treatment.
• As an energy booster in steel converters (LD/BOF) due to the
exothermic reaction in the process.
Using Silicon Carbide improves the overall economics of iron and steel production. SIKA® MET provides the necessary alloying elements while reducing the quantities of additives needed and the energy consumption compared to substitute materials such as ferro-silicon.
SIKA® MET: for metallurgical applications