Karelsky Okatysh Has Lauched DR-pellets
Due to increasing demand from consumers for specific properties, iron-rich direct reduction pellets have provided a valuable alternative to the regular pellets used for blast furnaces. The DR-pellets contain fewer impurities and have improved physical properties such as enhanced abrasion resistance (for dust) and high performance cold durability.
Inspired by European steel producers, Karelsky Okatysh specialists have developed their own technology for manufacturing direct reduction pellets. In early 2016, the new product underwent customer testing, and in June the mill shipped its first 65 thousand tonne batch of DR-pellets. If the customer feedback is positive and this will lead to a long-term supply relationship.