This is when solid particles stick to one another, and while this is an undesirable feature in many powder and particle processing operations, it is essential for the successful sintering of iron ore fines, coke and fluxes into a suitable blast furnace feed.
Founded in 2003, New Millennium Iron Corp. ("NML") is a Canadian iron ore development company with an extensive property position in Canada's principal iron ore district, the Labrador Trough, straddling the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Province of Québec, in the Menihek Region around Schefferville, Québec.
Use of Iron Ore Pellets in Blast Furnace Burden Pelletizing is a process that involves mixing very finely ground particles of iron ore fines of size less than 200 mesh with additives like bentonite and then shaping them into oval/spherical lumps of 8-20 mm in diameter by a pelletizer and hardening the balls by firing with a fuel.
"Today we are launching a new era for the iron and steel industry in the United States," Goncalves said in a statement Monday. Cliffs expects to spend $50 million this year upgrading production at Northshore operations in Silver Bay to produce the new HBI-ready pellet, with more investment in 2019.