Chromium is a versatile element, mostly used as Ferro Chrome, an essential input for the manufacture of all types of Stainless Steel apart from special varieties of tool and alloy steels. This makes chromium indispensable in countless everyday applications. Chromium typically enhances the hardness, creep and impact strength and resistance to corrosion and oxidation in steel. Its presence varies from a minimum of 11.5% to as high as 30%, in stainless steel.
A product view of Ferro Chrome and its typical end uses are given below