Globe Metales S.A.

Arias 1691 7 piso A, 1429 Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires
Argentina
Telephone +54 11 47042200
Fax +54 11 47042216
info@globemetales.com.ar

This company is co-exhibitor of
Nizi International S.A.

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Contact

Marcela Troncoso

Department head/group leader
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Arias 1691 7 piso A
1429 Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Phone
+54114704-2222

Email
mtroncoso@globemetales.com.ar

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 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

Our products

Product category: Nodularizing additions for spheroidal graphite cast iron

STEELMAKING ALLOYS

We manufacture alloys for the global steel industry in our Mendoza, Argentina and Ohio, USA facilities.

Ultracore ULTRACORE BRAND CALCIUM SILICON

The Mendoza plant of our Globe Metales S.A. unit is among the world's principal producers of calcium silicon alloys, critical ingredients in steel manufacturing, particularly in modern continuous casting processes. These alloys act as deoxidizers and degasifiers, in addition to imparting favorable properties to finished steel.

Ultracore ULTRACORE BRAND CORED WIRE ALLOYS

Globe Metales, along with our Ultracore Polska unit also specialize in producing a variety of alloys in cored-wire form, a delivery method preferred by a growing number of manufacturers, in both the steel and foundry industries. In this form, the alloy is ground to a fine size, encapsulated in a sheath of steel roll-formed into a tube and then wound into a coil. The steel sheath protects the alloy from oxidation and its fine size aids in the integration of the alloy into the molten metal. Globe Metales and Ultracore Polska produce a variety of formulations, diameters and lengths of cored-wire alloys to suit customer needs.

FERROSILICON AND SILICOMANGANESE

The Ohio, USA plant of our Globe Metallurgical unit produces ferrosilicon and silicomanganese, both essential alloys in steel production. Ferrosilicon is used by steel mills mainly as a deoxidant and silicomanganese is essential to modern steel production as a deoxidizer and a desulphurizing agent. Our currently idle Niagara Falls, New York plant is also capable of producing ferrosilicon alloys.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

We strive to distinguish ourselves from our competitors by excelling in providing extensive technical advice and service to our steelmaking alloy customers, and have steel metallurgists on staff dedicated to this. In addition to providing our customers with advice on their manufacturing processes, we can tailor the chemical composition of our products to the specific requirements of each customer's product line and manufacturing processes.

QUALITY

Our steelmaking alloy customers are extremely quality conscious, as an error in chemical composition can shut down production. Our intensive quality control measures at each stage of the manufacturing process act to ensure that customer specifications are met. As testimony to our dedication to manufacturing excellence, we have received numerous industry awards including the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Shigeo Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence and the U.S. Senate Productivity Award, as well as numerous supplier quality certifications.

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Product category: Nodularizing additions for spheroidal graphite cast iron

SILICA FUME

As an offshoot of our commitment to protecting the environment, we have developed markets for most of the byproducts generated by our production processes, transforming our manufacturing operations largely into closed-loops requiring very little solid waste disposal. The largest volume byproduct of our activities that is not recycled into our own manufacturing processes is silica fume (also known as microsilica). This dust-like material, collected in our plants' air filtration systems, is used as feedstock in making products used in the production of concrete additives, refractory materials and oil well conditioners.

Our U.S. Globe Metallurgical unit sells its raw silica fume principally to our wholly owned subsidiary, Norchem Concrete Products, which process it into final products. Our Argentine unit, Globe Metales, supplies its fume directly to concrete producers.

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Product category: Nodularizing additions for spheroidal graphite cast iron

FOUNDRY ALLOYS

We produce specialty foundry alloys at our Ohio, USA and Mendoza, Argentina facilities. We are among the largest suppliers of magnesium ferrosilicon "nodularizers" and ferrosilicon "inoculants" worldwide.

Our specialty foundry alloys are made of silicon combined with iron in the form of scrap steel to produce ferrosilicon, along with other additions which can include precisely measured quantities of other metals and rare earths incorporated to create alloys with the desired metallurgical characteristics.

In addition to our lump foundry alloys, our Globe Metales and UltraCore Polska units produce a variety of alloys in cored-wire form under the Ultracore© brand. Cored wire is a delivery method long preferred in the steel industry and now being adopted by a growing number of manufacturers in the foundry industry. In this form, the alloy is ground to a fine size, encapsulated in a sheath of steel roll-formed into a tube and then wound into a coil. The steel sheath protects the alloy from oxidation and its fine size aids in the integration of the alloy into the molten metal. Globe Metales and UltraCore Polska produce a wide range of formulations, diameters and lengths of cored-wire alloys to suit foundry customer needs.

Our specialty foundry alloys can be divided into two general categories:

  • Magnesium-Ferrosilicon-based "nodularizers"
  • Ferrosilicon-based "inoculants"

Magnesium-Ferrosilicon alloys are known as "nodularizers", because, when combined with molten grey iron, they change the graphite flakes in the iron into spheroidal particles, or "nodules", thereby increasing the iron's strength and resilience. The resulting product is commonly known as ductile iron. Ductile iron has a growing market as a substitute for steel in applications requiring a lighter and more resilient material, such as in the manufacture of automobile crankshafts and camshafts, steering gear, exhaust manifolds, hydraulic valve bodies and cylinders, couplings, sprockets and machine frames, as well as in commercial water pipes. Ductile iron is lighter than steel and provides better castability (i.e. intricate shapes can be more easily produced) than untreated iron. According to the metals industry publication, "Modern Casting", growth in specialty alloy consumption is projected to exceed overall GDP growth as ductile iron replaces steel in manufacturing applications requiring a stronger, lighter material. We sell our Magnesium-Ferrosilicon alloys under the Glomag™, Inmold™ and Flotret™ brands.

Ferrosilicon-based specialty foundry alloys (without magnesium) are known as "inoculants" and can contain any of a large number of combinations of metallic elements. Inoculants act to evenly distribute the graphite particles found in both grey and ductile iron and refine other microscopic structures, resulting in a product with greater strength and improved casting and machining properties.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

We strive to distinguish ourselves from our competitors by excelling in providing extensive technical advice and service to our specialty alloy customers. In addition to providing our foundry customers with advice on their manufacturing processes, we can tailor the chemical composition of our products to the specific requirements of each customer's product line and foundry processes -- often on a plant-by-plant basis.

QUALITY

Our specialty alloy customers are extremely quality conscious, as an error in chemical composition or even product sizing can result in the scrapping of an entire casting run. Our intensive quality control measures at each stage of the manufacturing process act to ensure that customer specifications are met. As testimony to our dedication to manufacturing excellence, we have received numerous industry awards including the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Shigeo Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence and the U.S. Senate Productivity Award, as well as numerous supplier quality certifications.

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About us

Company details

Globe Metales, S.A. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Specialty Metals Inc. (Nasdaq: GSM), a major producer of silicon metal and specialty alloys. At Globe Metales we produce Ultracore© Brand steelmaking alloys, foundry alloys and alloy cored wire in our manufacturing plants at Luján de Cuyo in Mendoza province Argentina and at Villa Mercedes in San Luis province.

Our sister company Ultracore Polska, located in Police in northern Poland, produces alloy cored wire for the European steel and foundry industries.Our products are critical inputs in the manufacture of a wide range of industrial and consumer products with growing markets. Our customers include steel manufacturers, the global auto industry, industrial pipe manufacturers, ductile iron foundries and concrete producers.

Globe Metales was founded in 1965 as Stein Ferroaleaciones, S.A. Today we are among the world's major suppliers of Calcium Silicon and other alloys, exporting, to six continents, over 80% of our production. We became part of Globe Specialty Metals in November 2006.

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Company data

Sales volume

50-99 Mio US $

Export content

> 75%

Number of employees

100-499

Foundation

1975