Chrome Metal

The main application of Chrome metal is in the production of Nickel-based Superalloys, Ni-Cr Alloys, and Al Alloys.  Material with high purity can be used in electronics and in the production of special Superalloys.  There are two different processes to make Chrome metal:  the alumino-thermic process and the electrolytic process.  Most of the material is produced with the alumino-thermic process.  In this process, the Chrome Oxide reacts with Aluminum in a typical ratio of 1.6:1.  The purity of the Chrome metal can be enhanced by crushing, briquetting, or through a vacuum process.  The typical Chrome content is 98.5-99.99%.  The largest producers are Russia, China, Kazakhstan, and Japan.