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  • The term refractory refers to the quality of a material to retain its strength at high temperatures.
  • General requirements of a refractory material are:
     Withstand high temperatures,  Withstand sudden changes of temperatures,  Withstand action of molten metal slag, glass, hot gases, etc, Withstand load at service conditions
  • Refractories can be classified on the basis of chemical composition, end use and methods of manufacture as Acidic refractories, Basic Refractories, and Neutral.
  • Zircon, fireclay and silica are acidic, dolomite and magnesite are basic and alumina, chromite, silicon carbide, carbon and mullite are neutral. Refractory metals are also frequently used.
  • Refractories are produced from a small range of high melting point
    materials, notably magnesia, dolomite, bauxite, andalusite, fireclay and silica, and smaller quantities of carbon, graphite, chromite, zircon and zirconia are used to improve their properties.
  • Refractories are used mainly in the Iron and Steel industry and also used in other refineries and smelting processes.
  • Geopolymer Refractories are used for the Glass Manufacturing Industry.
  • Mullite based refractories are used for molten metal application.
  • With development of high quality and durable refractories, a strong market orientation is seen towards value-based growth as against production-based growth. Significant growth potential is witnessed in Zircon/zirconia, silicon carbide extra-high alumina, and other more specialized refractory materials that offer strong performance in specific applications. By form type, bricks & shapes market represent the leading segment in the global refractories market and is projected to cross 22 million metric tons in volume terms and US$14 billion in value terms.
  • Over the decades, the refractories industry has been very successful in providing new and improved products and services for the consuming industries, on an ongoing basis. These efforts have contributed to the ongoing reduction in the refractory consumption rate in the steel industry.
  • The production of refractories
    started in India in the form of fire clay bricks in 1874. Today, a wide variety of refractory products are manufactured
    tailor made to suit the requirements of the application in various sectors
    which include iron and steel, cement, glass, non-ferrous metal, petrochemical, fertilizer, thermal power plants etc.
  • The global refractories market is being mainly driven by the rapid industrialization of regions such as Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
  • Refractory materials play an important role in the manufacture of steel, cement, glass and ceramics, and in petrochemical processes.
  • US refractory demand is
    projected to increase 1.0
    percent annually to $2.3
    billion in 2009, continuing a
    strong turnaround which
    began in late 2003.
  • Among the various refractories
    markets, the best growth opportunities in percentage
    terms will continue to be found in less traditional end uses such as waste-to-energy generation
    and restaurants with inhouse
    bakeries and stone ovens.
  • Among refractory forms,
    demand for preformed
    shapes and certain monolithics
    will see the strongest
    gains going forward while
    from a materials perspective,
    both clay and nonclay
    materials will perform near
    the industry average.
General Information
  • Furnaces and Refractories
  • Insulation & Refractories
  • More about Refractories
  • Types of Insulation
  • Refractory


  • Refractory Castables
  • Refractories For Atmosphere Furnaces
  • Refractories for  the Glass Industry
  • Plistix Injec-Tite
  • Refractory Product Portfolio


  • Refractories for Industrial Processing
  • The Evaluation of Refractory Linings Thermo-Mechanical Properties
  • Implementation of Refractory Foam Technology for Silencing Small IC Engines
  • New refractory lining technology used with great success
  • Refractory Molds for Glass Sintering
  • New Developments in Gasifier Refractories
  • Cooled Refractory Structure and Manufacturing Process Thereof
  • High durability refractory composition
  • Insulating refractory material
  • Insulating Monolithic Refractory Material, Manufacturing Process and Article According to the Process
  • Modified High Zircon Refractory
  • Silica Refractories
  • Zircon Refractories
Production Process
  • Design of Refractories and Bindings for Modern High - Productivity Pyrometallurgical Furnaces
  • An Attempt to Develop Sulfate Bonded Alumino–Silicate Refractories
  • Refractory Manufacturing
  • Zirconia Refractories
Raw Materials
  • Bubble aluminas
  • Alodur
  • Thermax
  • Composite Cold Ceramic Geopolymer in a Refractory Application
  • Dolomite
  • Graphite
  • Kyanite
  • Magnesium Oxide
Raw Material Suppliers
  • Alumina Suppliers
  • Bentonite Suppliers
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Kaolin Suppliers
  • Refractory Raw Material Suppliers
Machinery Suppliers
  • Calciners Suppliers
  • Dryers Suppliers
  • Electric Arc Furnace Suppliers
  • Kiln Suppliers
  • Refractory Machinery Suppliers
Company Profiles
  • Company in New York
  • Company in Bacchus Marsh
  • Company in Kolkata
  • An Association in West Bengal
  • Company in Rajasthan
  • Company in Ahmedabad
  • Company in Pennsylvania
  • Company in Orissa
  • Company in Belpahar
  • Company in Austria
  • Company in Maharashtra
Plant Details
  • Plant in Kerala
  • Plant in Russia
  • Plant in Bokoro Steel City
  • Plant in Taiwan
  • Tata Refractories sets up its first greenfield manufacturing unit in China
  • Plant in Texas
  • Plant in India


  • U.S. Refractories Demand to Improve
  • Global Refractories Market to Cross $26 billion by 2010 According to New Report
  • Status & Outlook of Indian
    Refractory Industry
  • The market for refractories and refractory raw materials
  • Overview of the US Refractories Industry
  • The Refractories Market


  • Diagnostics and Modeling of High - Temperature Corrosion of Superstructure Refractories in Oxyfuel Glass Furnaces
  • Novel Refractory Materials for High-Temperature, High-Alkaline Environments
  • New Refractory Production Line with an annual production of 35,000 tons
  • Refractories Turnkey Project
  • Refractory for Black Liquor Gasifiers
  • New Refractory Material allows for thinner, lighter and more cost - effective manufacturing of kiln furniture
  • Construction of Refractory Plant by Yangquan Hualing Refractory Co. Ltd
  • Vesuvius plans new refractory in AP


  • Refractory Consultant
  • Consultant in UK
  • Experts
  • Consultant in US
  • Consultant in Canada
  • Consultant in England


  • Business Plan
  • Conservative Dryout Guidelines for Conventional Monolithic Refractories
  • Current Industrial Reports Series


  • Refractories Suppliers
  • General Refractories Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Refractories Suppliers in India
  • Links for the Companies
  • Maharashtra  Directory
  • Companies Supplying Refractories


  • Interaction of Chrome - free Refractories with Copper Smelting and Converting Slags
  • An Interview
  • Refractories: Growth all the way
  • Furnaces and Refractories
  • Refractory industry should focus on raw materials security
  • Turnkey company wins local, international projects


  • Pyrolitically derived refractory materials for aerospace application
  • Geopolymer Refractories for the Glass Manufacturing Industry
  • Mullite-Based Refractories for
    Molten-Metal Applications
  • New applications for refractory metals
  • New Possibilities for Refractory Castable
  • Refractories: Through the furnace

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