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12.03.2021, Metallurgy

CalciPro® Cored Wire serves highest quality demands in the steel industry

AlzChem offers specialized products for a wide process chain.

Throughout the whole world, products of AlzChem are established in the steel industry. Starting with the treatment of the molten hot metal exiting the blast furnace along the whole steel production route up to the continuous casting process, AlzChem’s products are well established.

As reducing conditions are required in various steps during steelmaking, agents of AlzChem based on Calcium Carbide are adjusted and implemented for decades. As such, we offer a variety of applications and products, including reducing agents, desulfurization, slag treatment or nitrogen alloying.


2016 a new product, named CalciPro®, had its market entry and is gaining increasing popularity. With the introduction of this technology, AlzChem added another field of application to it’s product portfolio: improving the castability as well as the steel quality by leveraging the steel cleanliness. Melt treatment by calcium addition to the Ladle Furnace leads to modification of critical inclusions. Customers appreciate the resulting smooth casting capabilities (implying a highly Efficient Process, by diminishing rejected batches) and the enhanced mechanical properties of the final product (Quality improvement).


Applying CalciPro® technology, insertion of high melting and highly effective filling material is enabled in a

  • Quicker
  • Safer and
  • More cost-efficient


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About Alzchem

AlzChem is a globally active specialty chemicals company that is predominantly among the market leaders in its fields of activity. AlzChem benefits in particular from the three very different global megatrends of sustainability, population growth and healthy aging. AlzChem products offer attractive solutions in a wide range of applications.

The company sees interesting growth prospects for itself above all in the fields of human and animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, fine chemicals, metallurgy and renewable energies. The broad product range includes, for example, dietary supplements, plant growth regulators and precursors for corona tests.

The company employs around 1,630 people at four production sites in Germany and Sweden, and at two sales companies in the USA and China. In 2020, AlzChem generated consolidated sales of around EUR 379 million and EBITDA of around EUR 53.8 million.

Here you can find further Information about our product Calcipro® 

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