KINDIRECT PRESENTS A PARADIGM SHIFT IN METALLIC POWDER PRODUCTION

– lower cost, lower process complexity and a wide product range in a single technology platform. To understand why, it is important to look at the current state of metals processing from natural ores to final refined powders.
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Most metals are inherently reactive and are thus rarely found in their pure form in nature.

Instead, they exist in inorganic ionic compounds, where the charged metal atoms (cations) are paired with counterparts of one or more non-metal elements such as oxygen (oxides), chlorine (chlorides) or other complex polyatomic ions. These compounds are mined and extracted from mineral ores that are processed and purified through physical and chemical means before producing ingots and end metal products. Conversion of the positive metallic atom (cation) within an inorganic compound to its pure form is known as “reduction”.

Enter KindirectTM

KindirectTM is a proprietary, single-step aluminothermic reduction process for metal oxides that more than halves the energy requirements, while giving control over final product composition based on starting materials and gentle processing conditions. 

KindirectTM results in minimal waste and emissions compared to conventional technologies and takes advantage of recycling intermediate chemicals used in the production cycle. Due to the reduced complexity and manageable operating conditions, KindirectTM is highly modular and scalable to respond to shifting demand.

50%
LESS ENERGY

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