Ignatov & Company Group - Metal - ForesightWe provide Foresight services in Metal since 1998 – with emphasis in Market & Industry, Technology, and Problem-Specific Foresight.

ICG uses a wide range of the Foresight techniques – such as expert panels, Delphi method, strategic analysis/planning methods (SWOT, PEST, STEER, EPISTEL, etc.), brainstorming, scenario analysis and planning, causal layered analysis (CLA), morphological analysis and cross-consistency assessment, relevance trees, systems engineering, etc.

We have partner relations with governmental agencies regulating standards and safety in metallurgy, several large state-run and private metallurgical holdings, suppliers of metallurgical machinery, etc. We have abilities to make expert interviews in local languages.

To overcome foresight methods' major limitations (such as ignoring of the minor opinions frequently presenting the “creative” approach not shared with the majority of the experts; experts’ “conformism”; organizational challenges at large expert group management, etc.) we actively use such advanced methods as chaos theory, catastrophe theory, tensor analysis, graphs theory, game theory, case based reasoning (CBR), genetic algorithms, etc. in our Foresight projects.

Here is what we can cover as related to the foresight in Metal markets:

  • Steel
    • Carbon
    • Alloyed
    • Electric
    • Vacuum-melted
    • Stainless
  • Ferroalloys
    • Ferrosilicium
    • Silicocalcium
    • Silicomanganese
    • Ferromanganese
    • Ferrochrome
    • Ferrotungsten
    • Ferromolybdenum
    • Ferrovanadium
    • Ferroniobium
    • Ferrotitanium
    • Ferroboron
    • Ferroaluminum
    • Ferrocobalt
    • Ferronickel
    • Ferrozirconium
    • Ferrophosphorus
  • Pig iron
    • Steel-making pig iron
    • Phosphorous pig iron
    • High-quality conversion pig iron
    • Vanadium pig iron
    • Semifinished carbon product
    • Chrome-nickel conversion pig iron
    • Normal pig iron
    • Synthetic pig iron
    • Magnesium-refining pig iron
    • Titanium pig iron
    • Titanium-copper pig iron
    • Chrome-nickel foundry pig iron
    • Nodular pig iron
    • Spiegel iron
  • Steel pipes and tubes
    • Seamless
    • Stainless
    • Large diameter
    • Drilling pipes
    • Square pipes
    • Pipe fittings
  • Steel products
    • Sheets
    • Coils
    • Bands
    • Plates
    • Stripes
    • Rails
    • Boilers
    • Beams
    • Wire rod
    • Balls
    • Ropes
    • Wheels
    • Disks
    • Rings
    • Angles
    • Meshes
    • Nails
    • Reinforced bars
    • Electrodes
    • Bolts
    • Screws
  • Aliminium
    • Alumina
    • Primary aluminium
    • Secondary aluminium
    • Aluminium powders
    • Aluminium rolled products
    • Aluminium extruded products (bars, extruded strip stock, panels, profiles, etc.)
    • Aluminium pipes and tubes
    • Aluminium cans
    • Aluminium foil
    • Duralumin
    • Magnalium
  • Nickel
    • Electrolytic nickel
    • Carbonyl nickel
    • Nickel powders
    • Nickel rolled products
    • Nickel pipes and tubes
  • Copper
    • Cathode copper
    • Copper alloys
    • Copper powders and paste
    • Copper rod
    • Copper rolled products
    • Copper pipes and tubes
    • Copper foil
  • Titanium
    • Titanium sponge
    • Titanium alloys (with aluminium, molybdenum, iron, tungsten, zirconium, niobium, etc.)
    • Titanium powders
    • Titanium rolled products
    • Titanium pipes and tubes
    • Titanium materials for aerospace
    • Titanium foil
    • Titanium tetrachloride and titanium trichloride
  • Led
    • Metallic led
    • Led alloys (with tin, copper, antimony, etc.)
    • Led powders
    • Led rolled products
    • Led pipes and tubes
  • Tin
    • Metallic tin
    • Tin alloys (with led, copper, antimony, etc.)
    • Tin babbits
    • Tinpowders
    • Tinrolled products
    • Tinpipes and tubes
  • Chrome
    • Metallic chrome
    • Chromium chemicals
    • Chrome alloys (ferrochrome, ferrosilicochromium, chrome-nickel alloys, chrome-nickel-vanadium alloys, etc.)
    • Chromepowders
    • Chromerolled products
  • Zinc
    • Metallic zinc
    • Zinc alloys
    • Zincpowders
    • Zincrolled products
    • Zinc salts
    • Zinc anticorrosive coatings
  • Manganese
    • Metallic manganese
    • Manganese powders
    • Manganese alloys
    • Manganese rolled products
  • Refractory metals
    • Molybdenum (metallic, alloys, rolled products, wires)
    • Tungsten (metallic, alloys, rolled products, wires)
    • Vanadium (vanadium dichloride, vanadium trichloride, metallic, alloys, rolled products)
    • Zirconium (sponge, metallic, alloys, powders, salts, rolled products)
    • Niobium (metallic, alloys, powders, rolled products)
    • Hafnium (metallic, powders, alloys, rolled products)
    • Tantalum (metallic, powders, alloys, rolled products)
    • Rhenium (metallic, powders, alloys)
  • Heavy metals
    • Cobalt (metallic, alloys, powders, rolled products)
    • Cadmium (metallic, alloys, rolled products)
    • Bismuth (metallic, alloys)
    • Mercury (metallic)
  • Light metals
    • Magnesium (metallic, alloys, rolled products, extruded products, pipes)
    • Beryllium (metallic, alloys, salts)
    • Lithium (metallic, alloys, salts)
    • Sodium (metallic, alloys)
    • Potassium (metallic)
    • Calcium (metallic, alloys)
    • Rubidium (metallic)
    • Cesium (metallic)
    • Barium (metallic, alloys)
  • Alloys & mixtures
    • Brass
    • Bronze
    • Cupronickel
    • Hastelloy (nickel-molybdenum and nickel-chrome-molybdenum alloys)
    • Chromel (nickel-chrome-cobalt alloy)
    • Permalloy (nickel-iron alloy)
    • Nichrome (nickel-chrome alloy)
    • Nimonic (nickel-chrome-titanium alloy)
    • Monel (nickel-copper-iron-manganese alloy)
    • Perminvar (nickel-iron-cobalt alloy)
    • Tungsten-cobalt mixtures
    • Tungsten-titanium mixtures
    • Tungsten-titanium-tantalum mixtures
  • Precious metals
    • Gold (bullions, alloys, rolled products)
    • Silver (metallic, alloys, rolled products)
    • Platinum (metallic, alloys, powders, rolled products)
    • Palladium (metallic, alloys, powders, rolled products)
    • Rhodium (metallic, alloys, powders, rolled products)
    • Iridium (metallic, alloys, powders, rolled products)
    • Ruthenium (metallic, alloys, powders, rolled products)
    • Osmium (metallic, alloys, powders, rolled products)
  • Metalloids
    • Antimony
    • Arsenic
    • Germanium
    • Selenium
    • Tellurium
  • Rare-earth & dispersed metals