Waalkade 2, 5347 KS Oss
Telephone +31 412 681311
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Peter Gudde

Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Oss, Netherlands

+31 412 681311

+31 412 635594


Our range of products

Product categories

  • 04  Metallic charge materials
  • 04.01  Charge materials for iron, steel and malleable iron casting
  • 04.01.04  Alloying metals, master alloys
  • 04  Metallic charge materials
  • 04.01  Charge materials for iron, steel and malleable iron casting
  • 04.01.06  Nodularizing additions for spheroidal graphite cast iron

Nodularizing additions for spheroidal graphite cast iron

  • 04  Metallic charge materials
  • 04.02  Charge materials for non-ferrous metal castings
  • 04.02.06  Alloying metals, master alloys

Our products

Product category: Alloying metals, master alloys

Master alloys (iron, steel and superalloy industry)

We manufacture a highly sophisticated range of master alloys that are used in the production of stainless steels, special steels and superalloys for precipitation hardening, solid solution strengthening, final deoxidation and desulphurisation, nitrogen scavenging, carbide formation etc. The range includes Ferro-Zirconium (FeZr), Ferro-Niobium (FeNb), Nickel-Molybdenum (NiMo), Nickel-Calcium (NiCa), Nickel-Niobium / Nickel-Columbium (NiNb) and Nickel-Boron (NiB). These delicate alloys must usually meet extremely tight specifications for impurity levels and are subject to very stringent quality assurance procedures.

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Product category: Nodularizing additions for spheroidal graphite cast iron

Nodularising alloys for the cast iron industry

For the nodular or SG cast iron industry we make Nickel-Magnesium, NiMg or NiMag for short. The range also includes Fe and Si containing alloys such as FeNiMg with or without Ce (MM). Their task is to provide a very consistent and reliable Mg-source for graphite nodularisation in ductile cast iron. The use of NiMg or FeNiMg creates less flare and gives lower Mg losses than pure Mg or FeSiMg.

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Product category: Alloying metals, master alloys

Master alloys (aluminium, copper, zinc, lead and other)

Aluminium based master alloys

In the aluminium wrought and foundry alloy world, aluminium based master alloys are usually separated into different groups.

There are those added for composition adjustment to meet the final chemical specification. They are often added to strengthen the alloy and are therefore referred to as “hardeners”. Examples are AlMn, AlFe, AlCr, AlCu, AlV etc. either in the form of waffle ingot or as a powder compact, i.e. alloying tablets or briquettes.

Another important group is "grain refiners", alloys that are added for structure control. A grain refiner influences the aluminium alloy during the solidification stage. Its role is to prevent cracking, to combat shrinkage porosity and to increase the casting speed. Examples are Aluminium-Titanium-Boron or AlTiB for short. Sometimes also referred to by brand names such as Tibor or TiBAl. Another example is Aluminium-Titanium-Carbon or AlTiC for short, sometimes also called Ticar or TiCAl. These alloys are predominantly used in the form of coiled rod for continuous inoculation during casting. A rod feeding unit (rod feeder) ensures accurate addition rates.

For foundry alloys an important master alloy is the Aluminium-Strontium or AlSr "Modifier". Modifiers change the structure of the AlSi eutectic from a needle into a globular shape thereby markedly increasing alloy ductility. Strontium modification today has largely replaced previous Na-modification and is an essential part of modern melt treatment.

Finally some master alloys are added for specific purposes other than the ones listed above. For instance Aluminium-Boron or AlB or Boral is added to increase the electrical conductivity of EC grade aluminium, a procedure often referred to as boron treatment. Aluminium-Beryllium or AlBe and currently also Aluminium-Calcium (AlCa) is added to minimise oxide and spinel formation in AlMg alloys and for instance Aluminium-Zirconium is used to increase the recrystallisation temperature of the 7000 series alloys.


Copper based master alloys

In copper, brasses and bronzes one can make a similar subdivision into "hardeners", "grain refiners" and "special alloys". Copper-Manganese (CuMn), Copper-Aluminium (CuAl) and Copper-Iron (CuFe) are added for composition adjustment. Copper-Boron (CuB), Copper-Aluminium-Boron (CuAlB), Copper-Zirconium (CuZr), Copper-Titanium (CuTi) and to some extent Copper-Iron (CuFe) are used as a grain refiner for copper and certain brasses and bronzes. Copper-Magnesium (CuMg), Copper-Lithium (CuLi), Copper-Calcium (CuCa) and Copper-Phophorus (CuP, PCu) are proven deoxidisers. Finally, DHP deoxidised high phosphorous copper is used for decorative copper plating and as an undercoat in electroplating.


Zinc based master alloys

Perhaps less well known but no less important is our remarkable range of zinc master alloys such as Zinc-Titanium (ZnTi) used for strengthening wrought zinc alloys. Other alloys find their way into the galvanising industry with the aim of improving zinc coating properties.


Special alloys

KBM Affilips has developed many special, non-standard binary, ternary and complex alloys in close consultation with the end users. Worth mentioning is our capability to manufacture small batches (5-50 mt) of aluminium alloy rod for the production of aluminium welding rod and wire for special purposes such as flame spraying, sputtering and vapour deposition. An offshoot of our experience with boron containing alloys is the production of wear resistant aluminium composites.

We therefore encourage you to discuss your metallurgical requirements with us.


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About us

Company details

KBM Affilips B.V. is the marketing and sales company for the master alloys manufactured by its production companies KBM Master Alloys B.V. and Affilips N.V.; both founded in the early sixties of last century. Production takes place in three metallurgical plants in The Netherlands and Belgium.

KBM Master Alloys B.V. - Delfzijl* and Oss (NL)
KBM has established a reputation as an innovator and cost leader in the production of Aluminium-Titanium-Boron grain refiners for the aluminium industry, offering a wide range of advanced products in this field. Other products include Aluminium-Strontium and alloying tablets/briquettes.

* This is the former Kawecki - Billiton plant, the first AlTiB producer in Europe, previously owned by Shell/Billiton.

Affilips N.V. - Tienen (B)
Affilips has built an excellent reputation as a producer of aluminium-, copper-, nickel-, cobalt- and zinc-based master alloys. Affilips' customers use these special master alloys in the manufacture of a wide range of highly specialised metal products, including special steels and superalloys for aircraft engines, nuclear reactors and other demanding applications. Thanks to its extensive use of recycled raw materials, where suitable, Affilips can achieve both environmental and economic objectives at the same time.

The merger between KBM and Affilips resulted in a valuable mixture of knowledge and experience, allowing KBM Affilips to present itself as a global partner for a wide range of industries. As one of the major players in the international market KBM Affilips is a totally export driven organisation that ships  45,000 tonnes of master alloys throughout to 80 countries annually. Consistent and excellent product quality is assured by independently certified quality and environmental management systems, modern laboratories and R&D facilities.
KBM Affilips is also a reliable partner in the field of logistics. All its plants are located in the vicinity of major ports and the company has developed a vast expertise in worldwide shipping.

KBM Affilips B.V., KBM Master Alloys B.V. and Affilips N.V. as a group employ approximately 300 people and are wholly owned subsidiaries of Roba Holding B.V. which has its registered seat in IJsselstein - The Netherlands.

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