Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI)


Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) is a relatively new product, developed in the past 25 years, as a supplement for pig iron and scrap in electric furnace steel mills. It is a compacted form of direct reduced iron (DRI), which facilitates its handling, storage, and use.

We source our HBI from producers in Venezuela and offer this product to steel mills on its own or in conjunction with a total raw material supply program.


Total Fe 92.5% 91.5% minimum
Metallic Fe 85.5% 85.0% minimum
Carbon 0.7% 0.6% minimum
Sulphur 0.01% 0.02% maximum
Phosphorus 0.07% 0.07%
Gangue 5.0% 6.3% maximum
Bulk density 2.4 - 2.8 g/cm3  
Apparent density 5.0 - 5.5 g/cm3  
Nominal size 110 x 50 x 30mm  
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