Pig iron

Pig iron is a brittle and iron carbon iron


Pig iron is a brittle and high-carbon form of iron that is produced by smelting iron ore in a blast furnace. It contains around 4% carbon, along with other impurities such as sulfur, silicon, and manganese. Due to its high carbon content, pig iron is not suitable for use in most applications, and is generally used as an intermediate product for making steel, cast iron, and alloys.