Since 2017 Unichrome was working on development of several projects and initiatives in order to provide more liquidity to the market of ferrochrome and other alloys with multi-grade structure.

In 2020, in collaboration with our fintech partner Secretarium, we started to build SoftMetal – an advanced multi-element trading tool based on modern economic science, confidential computing, knowledge of the industry and the years of experience in international trade of chrome and other alloys.

In September 2023, SoftMetal was launched. It is a trading platform that allows to buy and sell ferrochrome and other alloys, safely stored in independent warehouses around the world through completely secure trading.

Fair and liquid trading of complex metals

  • SoftMetal is a trading platform that brings together buyers and sellers of complex alloys and metals in one marketplace.
  • On classical exchange platforms, commodities are traded on a contract with standardized quality parameters. Past attempts to standardize ferroalloys were unable to ensure price transparency and market liquidity.
  • SoftMetal was created to solve these structural issues and provide a reliable digital marketplace for all participants.

Your data is secured for fair spot-pricing

  • SoftMetal does not have access to users’ information, be it their inventory or their trade information. Our price indices, calculated directly from trades on the platform, are exempt from bias introduced by human intervention.