ACerS Refractory Ceramics Division
September 27 – 29, 2017
CentroParque Convention & Conference Center | Santiago, Chile
March 21-22, 2018
St. Louis Section/RCD 54th Annual Symposium on Refractories
The Tabletop Expo format is the same as previous years, with each vendor having a 6-foot table to display products and literature. The charge is $300, which will be used to cover the cost of the Expo Hall and provide an open two-hour bar during the “Meet and Greet” for the attendees prior to the dinner buffet on Wednesday evening. If you are interested in participating in the Tabletop Expo, contact Patty Smith at (573) 341-6265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair: Matt Lambert | Allied Mineral Products | Ph: (614) 876-0244
Vice-Chair: Simon Leiderman | Shinagawa Advanced Materials | Ph: (412) 660-6798
Secretary: Ashley Hampton | Vesuvius | Ph: (419) 455-3122
Councilor: Louis J. Trostel, Jr. | Ph: (978)464-2469
|Division Rules and Reports|
This biennial award was established to honor Alfred W. Allen’s legacy as an educator, technical contributor and supporter of the Refractory Ceramics Division. The award committee shall select as the biennial award recipient, from the technical literature of the last two years, the author(s) of the technical paper on refractory ceramics which reflects the highest level of technical quality.
2016 Alfred W. Allen Award Recipient:
“Al2O3-based binders for corrosion resistance optimization of Al2O3-MgAl2O4 and Al2O3-MgO refractory castables” by A.G. Tomba Martinez, A.P. Luz, M.A.L. Braulio, and V.C. Pandolfelli, Ceramics International 41 (2015) 9947-9956
Recommended reading of the runners-up for the 2016 Alfred W. Allen Award:
“Magnesium fluoride role on alumina-magnesia cement-bonded castables” by T.M. Souza, A.P. Luz, and V.C. Pandolfelli in Ceramics International, 40 (2014) 14947-14056
“Causes of phosphate migration in high Cr2O3 gasifier refractories and the impact on slag wear and spalling” by James Bennett, Brent Riggs, Anna Nakano, Jinichiro Nakano, and Hugh Thomas, UNITECR 2015 paper 351.
The Theodore J. Planje — St. Louis Refractories Award
In December 1967, the St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society announced the establishment of as “The St. Louis Refractories Award.” This has been provided in Article XII of the by-laws of the St. Louis Section “for the purpose of recognizing and honoring distinguished achievement in the refractories field.”
In March 1982, the St. Louis Section voted to amend Article XII of the by-laws. The award was renamed “The Theodore J. Planje — St. Louis Refractories Award” in honor of his many contributions.
Nominations received after December 1 shall be held for the following year. To request a nomination form please contact Patty Smith at P: (573) 341-6265, F: (573) 341-6151.
THE REFRACTORIES INSTITUTE 2016 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – Application Deadline Closed
The Refractories Institute (TRI) will once again award a limited number of scholarships based on academic merit and the applicant’s demonstrated experience and interest in the field of refractories. The scholarships will be awarded in the form of one time grants of $5,000 each and are available to an undergraduate or advanced degree in ceramic engineering, materials science, or a similar discipline at a North American college, university, or technical institute. Click here for more information.
Refractories Applications and News. A bimonthly publication, RAN, covers the latest advances in raw materials, finished products, installation and research.
The Refractories Institute. Promoting the interests of the refractories community, providing service and support to a vital industry.
refractories WORLDFORUM. The new technical and scientific journal for the entire refractories sector: production, application and further development of high temperature materials. It addresses refractories professionals worldwide, i.e. in the production of refractories as well as in industries processing and consuming refractories, raw materials and additives, plant and machine suppliers. refractories WORLDFORUM is published four times per year in English.
The Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories UNITECR is a biennial international conference that contributes to the progress and exchange of industrial knowledge and technologies concerning refractories. The American Ceramic Society serves as the secretariat for UNITECR. Click here to view the UNITECR bylaws.