1 ) Pellets are uniformly sized, with purity of + 63% contributing to faster reduction and high metallisation.
2) Pellets with their uniform mechanical strength and high abrasive strength increase production of sponge iron by 25% to 30% with same amount of fuel.
3) Product Standardisation : Uniform size range, generally within a range of 8-16 mm.
4) Quality of Pellets : + 63% mainly (Fe2O3).
5) Cost-effectiveness – There is no loss of handling iron ore, as pellets will not break during transport or handling. Reduces coal consumption in sponge iron making with lower fines generation. Maintenance cost is low as there is no need for crushing and screening of iron ore lumps.