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Caprag Smelter – Starting Point of the Sisak Ironworks Metallurgical Combine

Mirko Gojić ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Metallurgy Sisak, Aleja narodnih heroja 3, 44 000 Sisak, Croatia

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This work presents the formation of the Caprag Smelter in Sisak (1938), the precursor of the Sisak Ironworks metallurgical combine as the largest and most significant metallurgical factory in the Republic of Croatia. The production procedure of pig iron in the blast furnace, as well as the technical characteristics of the blast furnace and accessory equipment of that time are briefly described. Production of pig iron before, during, and immediately after World War II is presented, as is the role and significance of Miroslav Tomac, BSc., founder of the black metallurgy industry of Croatia. Described are the restoration of the Caprag Smelter and its production of pig iron up until the construction of the Sisak Ironworks (1948).


metallurgy, Caprag Smelter, Sisak Ironworks, blast furnace, iron ore, pig iron

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