FERRO BORON

Ferro Boron is an alloy, which is formed by combining iron and boron. Ferro Boron comes in several grades, although predominantly it is produced in two grades, these being 10% Boron and 17% Boron. Ferro Boron will typically be added to steel to form a very strong, highly durable and specialist steel for use across a variety of applications. Ferro Boron is usually supplied as a powder, making it an easy compound to add to any alloy manufacturing process. Although the uses of Ferro Boron as a steel additive are limited due to the relative high cost of production, it is still considered to be one of the most useful ferro alloys.

PROPERTIES OF FERRO BORON

Ferro Boron as an additive to the production process of amorphous metals will impart several desirable properties to the new alloy. One of the primary benefits of adding Ferro Boron to an alloy is in the fact that it can significantly increase the magnetic susceptibility of the final alloy, making it ideal for the production of Nd-Fe-B magnets. Additionally, the adding of Ferro Boron to an alloy can drastically increase the deep quench ability of the alloy which is finally produced. The final property that will be impacted by Ferro Boron when it is added to an alloy is that it will add a significant wash resistance.

PRODUCTION OF FERRO BORON

A large portion of the global Ferro Boron supply is manufactured in China, India and Turkey. The most basic definition of the Ferro Boron production process would be that a small amount of raw Boron is added to iron to create a ferrous alloy, although the actual methods used are somewhat more complicated. Typically the resulting alloy will be produced as either small nuggets, or as a finer powder, which will be packaged into 50kg, 100kg or even 1000kg units.

USES OF FERRO BORON

Ferro Boron is quite widely used in a variety of applications, although the predominant ones are hot spray painting and in the production of amorphous metals. There have been wide ranging experiments using Ferro Boron to produce prototype steel compounds, many of which were entirely successful, although not suitable for general manufacturing as other forms of steel are cheaper to produce. One of the more advanced uses of Ferro Boron is in the production of magnetic glass, where it will be added to the silicon compound, along with a small quantity of iron, during the initial production process. The most common use of Ferro Boron, aside from the steel industry is in the production of magnets, where it will add significant magnetic susceptibility to the final product.

FERRO BORON MARKET

Although the price of Ferro Boron remains fairly steady, it will often show small peaks and troughs that are in-line with major fluctuations in the price of steel. Although the Ferro Boron market does not follow the steel market entirely, due to the high percentage of Ferro Boron which is used outside of the steel production industry.

(FeB) Atomic Numbers 26,5

Chemical Analysis

Standard Material %
B 17% min
Al 1% max
Si 2% max
C 0.5% max
P 0.05% max
S 0.05% max

Packing:

  • Drums on a pallet
  • 1mt bags on pallets

Sizing:

  • 0-2mm
  • 5-30mm
  • 5-50mm
  • 10-30mm
  • 10-50mm