Coal & Coke
Coal : IPM Commodities has among its product portfolio a
vast range of coal products. Anthracite coal, Non-coking
coal, T-coal and sized coal are just to name a few. The
application of these commodities varies from ferroalloy
producers to pellet plants, from power plants to sinter
plants, and from DRI plants to steel manufacturers. Sources
of such commodities are scattered all over the globe - from
Russia to the US, from South Africa to Indonesia, from China
to Colombia, and from Europe to Ukraine, where IPM has
business relationships with renowned mines producing
ultra-low sulphur, low-phosphorus and low ash-low VM coal.
IPMC has access to the best quality of anthracite coal in
the world, typically available from Russia, with ultra-low
sulphur and fixed carbon as high as 90%. This product,
therefore, is being sought after by quality-sensitive plants
producing ferrochrome. This, of course, is in addition to
the more economical variety of anthracite available from
Ukraine which IPMC is regularly sourcing for application in
the Silicomanganese, Ferromanganese and Ferrosilicon
production, as well in sintering process.
With its strong base in South Africa, IPMC is a reliable
source for South African non-coking coal with moderate GCV,
typically for sponge iron application. IPMC has also been
sourcing sized coal from South Africa which is considered to
be an ideal and more economical partial replacement of nut
coke used by the ferroalloy smelters. Other than this, it
also has established contacts to source non-conventional
semi-anthracite thermal coal from other parts of the African
continent for use in other industries like pellet plants and
as a cheaper replacement for PCI coal in the blast furnaces.
A recent trend is seen among some of the Indian pellet
plants to use a kind of semi-anthracite coal with low
volatile matter. With its strong contacts in the CIS
countries, IPMC has an easy access to such type of coal,
known popularly as T-coal, from Russia.
Coke is a very versatile product. In addition to being used
for generating heat, coke is also a component for making:
In Metallurgy : Cast Iron, Ferroalloy, Steelmaking,
Aluminium, Lead, Zinc....
In Chemicals : Lime, Abrasives, Refractories, Electrodes,
Other than the raw coal from the mines, IPM Commodities are
also regularly importing Low Ash Metallurgical Coke for
various applications from iron making to ferroalloy
manufacturing, depending on the size and quality parameters
required. The major commodities in this category include LAM
Coke, Nut Coke and PET Coke.
While the name LAM Coke conventionally refers to Low Ash
Metallurgical Coke used as a reducing agent in the blast
furnace reaction, Nut Coke is a comparatively smaller size
fraction which are used as the most common reductant by the
ferroalloy manufacturers taking advantage of the high fixed
carbon. IPMC have established its sources in Ukraine, Europe
and China for import of both these products.
Raw PET Coke, on the other hand, is used by the calcination
industry for final application in steel as well as aluminium
industries. IPMC has its set up to source PET Coke from the
United States as well as Rumania, the two known sources of
Other than the above, Foundry Coke is another area where
IPMC has put its hands on. The higher size of this coke
helps to maintain the heat for a longer period of time,
which assists the forging operation. The main sources of
IPMC for this type of coke are some of the best-known coke
producers in Europe.
Thus, the focus of IPM Commodities is to provide complete
solutions to the steel and allied industries in India.