Eti Krom looks to China for ferrochrome's future

May 19, 2011 | 04:54 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Eti Krom, ferrochrome, stainless, China, South Africa

PITTSBURGH — Turkish ferrochrome producer Eti Krom Inc. would like to join forces with a producer in China to take advantage of the country’s burgeoning output, which is expected to overtake South Africa by 2016, Cengiz Onal, sales manager for Eti Krom Inc., told AMM.

China could overtake South Africa as the world’s largest producer of ferrochrome in five years, even though the country has no reserves of chrome ore, he told participants at AMM’s 25th Stainless and Its Alloys conference in Pittsburgh.

To take advantage of China’s growth, Eti Krom will look to enter into a joint venture with a major Chinese producer, Onal told AMM in an e-mail following the presentation. Plans are still at an early stage, but the company will press ahead later this year.

"We will look into this subject later this year with possible candidates," he wrote.....

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