FERROPEM FOUNDRY PRODUCTS
Operating worldwide, the FerroPem Foundry activity is a specialist in inoculation and nodularization techniques in use within the iron foundry industry. Led by a team of foundry experts, our main goal is to share and answer foundry inoculation and nodularization challenges. By assisting foundry engineers on production sites, we are able to suggest specific metallurgical solutions in accordance with the increasing demand of quality and productivity of the automotive, engineering and spun-iron pipe industries.
The FerroPem Foundry Activity manufactures a wide range of inoculants, nodularizers and metal additives dedicated to the iron foundry industry. When added into the liquid iron bath, our products are formulated to insure specific physical properties requested within the as-cast foundry parts (mechanical strength, elongation, resilience, impact strength and machinability).
Being the technical leader in its market and the world's major manufacturer of specialised inoculants, the FerroPem Foundry Activity is committed to the development of its products supported by its own research laboratory located in France. Further technical assistances and developments come from several independent metallurgical laboratories and universities located in Europe and the USA.
In order to assure competitive and high quality product supply to our customers worldwide, we have homologated our South African plant for the manufacturing of Inoculants, according to the same quality standards as in our French plants. Our customers entirely appreciate and support this development.
In the recent years one of the focus areas for Ferropem has been the develoment of the Nodularizer quality, as the foundry industry is faced with more complicated and complex casting designs, which go hand in hand with the demand for higher mechanical properties. As we have now achieved the top level of Nodularizer quality, we can actively support our customers to achieve their goals in terms of cost efficient high quality casting production.
Ferropem belongs to the Ferroatlantica Group, which is also a large manufacturer and important player in the world of Ferroalloys for the Steel Industry, Silicon Metal for the Chemical and Solar Industry. Last but not least Ferropem is the only Calcium Silicon Producer in Europe.
As quality is very important to us, we are certified according to ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001.
Furthermore, the Ferroatlantica Group has a long term strategy for business development, which means constant growth according* to worldwide needs. The latest project which is going to be realized short term, is the construction of a Silicon Metal Plant in Canada, which a total capacity of 100 kT per year. Beside of this new plant the Ferroatlantica group has six plants in France, five in Spain, one in Venezuela, two in South Africa and one in China. The total production capacity is over one million tons of high quality products for the dedicated industry, which makes Ferroatlantica the a leader in its field. A part of our energy needs is covered by our own hydraulic power plants.