Spiegel iron

Special pig iron with a high manganese content (6 to 30 %) which is used in foundries as a manganese carrier. Plate-like crystals result in a white, “mirroring” fracture surface. Leading providers of spiegel iron varieties are Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium GmbH, DK Recycling und Roheisen GmbH, Richard Anton KG and ASK Chemicals Metallurgy GmbH.

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Foundry pig iron
Hematite pig iron
Pig iron
Cupola furnace