Products

Nickel

Ferronickel

Sland – Ferronickel slag (FNS)

By-products are not to be considered as waste in a world which is running short of raw materials. This statement is the basis of the circular economy model which is becoming a standard in all industries.

As such, through its subsidiary in New Caledonia, SLN, Eramet is promoting the use of its slags, branded Le Sland in various industries such as construction.

SLN® 25 ferronickel shots

HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT

Eramet is the world’s leading producer of ferronickel and its SLN® ferronickel shots are specifically designed for continuous precisely-controlled feeding to arc furnaces and converters in steelworks. SLN® ferronickel shots are manufactured at the Doniambo smelter in New Caledonia and considered as products perfectly tailored to the needs of our customers who produce stainless steels.

SLN® LSI

SLN® LSI ferronickel ingots are manufactured at the Doniambo smelter in New Caledonia and considered as products perfectly tailored to the needs of stainless steel producers.

SLN® MSI

SLN® MSI ingots are manufactured at the Doniambo smelter in New Caledonia and considered as products perfectly tailored to the needs of our customers who produce stainless steels.

High purity nickel metal

High purity electrolytic nickel - NICKEL HP®

HIGH PURITY AND RELIABILITY

Benefiting from the unique production process at Eramet's Le Havre-Sandouville refinery, NICKEL HP® is one of the purest electrolytic nickel metals in the world. NICKEL HP® is used in a wide range of applications where purity requirements are critical. Over the past 30 years, NICKEL HP® has been associated with quality, reliability and high purity among the leading producers of superalloys, nickel alloys and special steels for the aerospace, aeronautics and energy industries. It is also used into plating industries.

Nickel salts

High purity nickel chloride hexahydrate - SELNIC®

PURITY AND RELIABILITY

Benefiting from a unique production process at Eramet’s Le Havre-Sandouville refinery, SELNIC® is a leader for hexahydrate nickel chloride on the market.

Nickel chloride solution (NiCl2)

Find all information about nickel chloride solution (NiCl2) in the PDF document below.

Anhydrous nickel chloride

HIGH PURITY AND RELIABILITY

Benefiting from a unique production process at Eramet’s Le Havre-Sandouville refinery, Eramet’s anhydrous nickel chloride was launched in 2008 as the first anhydrous nickel chloride produced in a western country.

High purity nickel hydroxycarbonate - NICKEL OneTM 40/48

HIGH PURITY AND RELIABILITY

Benefiting from a unique production process at Eramet’s Le Havre-Sandouville refinery, NICKEL OneTM 40 and NICKEL OneTM 48 have brought high purity level on the nickel hydroxycarbonate market.

Other metallic salts

Ferric chloride solutin (FeCI3)

Find all information about ferric chloride solution (FeCl3) in the PDF document below.

Cobalt chloride solution (CoCl2)

Find all information about cobalt chloride solution (CoCl2) in the PDF document below.

Manganese

Manganese is one of the most commonly used metals in the world. Mainly used as an additive in steel production, it is an essential raw material in many applications. Eramet operates the Moanda mine in Gabon and around the world has various plants for processing the ore. The Group's Mining & Metals division thus produces and sells two product families:

  • High-grade manganese ore of which Eramet is the second-largest global producer.

  • Manganese alloys of which the Group is the second-largest global producer. These alloys are produced in seven Eramet plants in China, Europe and the United States.

Manganese Ore

>High grade ore

Manganese – symbol Mn – is the fourth most used metal in the world (after iron, aluminium and copper). Manganese is never used in its own right (as a pure metal), but it’s an important raw material for many applications.

The final market for over 90% of all manganese ore produced is steelmaking. Ore is transformed into ferroalloys (silico-manganese or ferro-manganese) or manganese metal. These are essential raw materials for carbon and stainless steel as alloying elements, desulphurizing agents and deoxidizers in the metallurgical process.

The remaining 10% is used to produce a range of manganese compounds, indispensable in the chemical industry for the production of batteries, fertilizers, pigments and different reagents.

COMILOG's "Compagnie Minière de l’Ogooué" produces high grade oxidized ore at its Moanda mine in Gabon. The saleable products come in different grades and sizes and some ore fines are processed locally into Sinter.

SINTEC®

MMA: High manganese lumpy ore

MMD: High manganese lumpy siliceous ore

F2: High manganese lumpy siliceous ore

SINTER - F2

Manganese Alloys

Manganese alloys are mostly used in steelmaking and foundry activities.

Some 30 % of the manganese used today in steelmaking is still used for its properties as a deoxidant and a sulphide former. In this last case it combines with sulphur avoiding the formation of iron sulphides, which sulphides are low melting point phases which become liquid at hot rolling temperatures and which, consequently, generate surface cracking.

The other 70% of the manganese is used purely as an alloying element. Steels usually contain from 0,2% to 2% manganese depending on grades as manganese is the cheapest alloying element among those which enhance some key mechanical properties like strength and toughness. In the specific case of stainless steel it can substitute expensive nickel in some austenitic grades called 200 series.

There are two families of manganese alloys called ferro-manganese (FeMn) and silico-manganese (SiMn). Silicomanganese adds additional silicon which is a stronger deoxidant. Nitrogen, boron, titanium, phosphorus are elements which can be controlled depending on requested specification. A very specific application of refined manganese alloys is a constituent in the coating of welding electrodes.

SiMn: Silicomanganese

MC/LCFeMn : Medium and low carbon ferromanganese

HCFeMn : High carbon ferromanganese

LCSiMn : Low carbon silicomanganese

Alloys

Eramet's High performance alloys division, which includes Aubert & Duval and Erasteel, designs, develops, transforms and markets the different products:

  • Forged parts and closed-die forging parts designed to use high-performing steels, superalloys, aluminum alloys and titanium alloys.

  • Long or flat products obtained through forging, rolling or drawing, and covering a wide range of high-speed steels, high-performing steels, superalloys derived from nickel or cobalt, and titanium alloys.

  • Metal powders obtained through gas atomization.

     

All these products with a high added-value are used in the most demanding industrial sectors: the aerospace, energy and automotive industries, industrial tooling, the medical sector, etc.

Forged Parts

Used to make parts, forging is a hot process that produces blanks, with the final part being obtained by subjecting the original shape to a series of operations that can vary in number.

Eramet's High performance alloys division can supply forged parts up to 20 meters long and weighing up to 30 tonnes. These parts are designed in the following materials:

  • High performance steels

  • Superalloys

  • Aluminum alloys

  • Titanium alloys

Closed-die forging

Closed-die forging consists of forming parts, after heating, by pressing them between two engraved blocks – dies – their hollow shape being an exact mirror of the product to be produced.

The High performance alloys division has several closed-die forging presses, including one exerting a force of 65,000 tons. It therefore has one of the three most powerful closed-die forging presses in the world. This tool gives it a special position in cutting-edge markets such as aerospace structural parts.

Eramet's High performance alloys division can supply closed-die forging parts up to 8 meters long and weighing between 50 kilograms and 20 tons in the following materials:

  • High performance steels
  • Titanium alloys
  • Aluminum alloys
  • Superalloys

Long or Flat Products

 

These finished products are obtained by forming the metal at high temperature between two moving tools. There are two main processes that can be used one after the other:

  • forging, which produces simple shapes by hammering or pressure;

  • rolling, which produces simple shapes by reducing a section between two cylinders;

  • drawing.

Eramet's High performance alloys division supplies products that may come in the form of:

  • billets, round bars or wire;

  • squares or profiles, flat bars, sheets, discs or strips;

  • forged ingots and semi-finished products.

The range covers a wide variety of metals and grades:

  • High performance steels
  • Superalloys
  • Titanium alloys
  • High-speed steels

Metal Powders

Metallurgy is a key technology for Eramet's High performance alloys division, both for Erasteel and for Aubert & Duval.

Erasteel is one of the world’s leading producers of high-speed steel produced by powder metallurgy and has over 40 years’ experience in the sector. In 2011, the company opened a new plant in Sweden doubling its powder production capacity.

Aubert & Duval produces fine-quality metal powders for additive manufacturing at its Irun site (Spain). It also produces fine-quality metal powders for the aerospace at its Imphy site (France) as well as hot isostatic pressing (HIP) parts for the aerospace and energy industries.

  • Pearl® Micro fine Metal Powders
  • Pearl® Metal Powders
  • PM HIP parts

Within the High performance alloys division, Aubert & Duval offers high performance metal parts produced by Hot Isostatic Pressing. The product range include in particular bimetal HIP components as well as complex shape Net Shape (NS) metal components.