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Rich history and innovative future—Refractories show two faces at 53rd annual symposium

By April Gocha / March 31, 2017

This year, a record ~230 attendees descended upon St. Louis for 53rd Annual Symposium on Refractories, held March 29–30 and hosted by ACerS St. Louis Section and Refractory Ceramics Division.

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Saw you in St. Louis: A recap—with photos—from the St. Louis Section/Refractory Ceramics Division’s 51st annual symposium  

By Jessica McMathis / March 27, 2015

Hail, high winds, thunder, and lightning couldn’t rain on the parade of the 200-plus attendees at this week’s St. Louis/RCD meeting. Click through for photos and a full recap.

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Record attendance at St. Louis/RCD symposium on refractories for petrochemical industry

By Eileen De Guire / March 29, 2013

I just got back from the 49th Annual Symposium on Refractories that was held Wednesday and Thursday at the combined St. Louis Section and Refractory Ceramics Division meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Refractory Challenges in the Chemical and Petro-Chemical Industries.” To open the symposium, Ed Linck (Linck Refractory Services) provided an overview…

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Freedonia: World refractory demand to grow annually 3.4 percent through 2016

By Eileen De Guire / March 22, 2013

Credit: The Freedonia Group Inc. The Freedonia Group has just issued a new report about the market for refractory materials, “Refractories to 2016,” and, generally speaking, the outlook is good worldwide, including the view on North America and Western Europe, where refractory demand has ebbed and flowed quite a bit over the last decade. As…

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Photoblogging from 48th Symposium on Refractories in St. Louis

By Eileen De Guire / March 30, 2012

Rick Volk from Uni-Ref, Inc. was RCD’s 2012 T.J. Planje Award winner. On Wednesday and Thursday I attended the 48th Symposium on Refractories sponsored by the St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division. A record number of 162 attendees came to hear eleven talks on the theme of “Refractories for Non-Ferrous Applications.” Most stayed…

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Refractory Ceramics Division activities at MS&T’11

By Eileen De Guire / September 20, 2011

I Enthusiasm always runs high at the Materials Science and Technology conferences. MS&T’11 is Oct. 16-20 in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: ACerS. The Refractory Ceramics Division extends a general invitation to the Refractory Materials Session at MS&T’11, Wednesday morning, October 19, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio.  The session runs from 8:00 – 11:40 a.m. in room C226…

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Refractories here and there, West and East

By / March 23, 2011

Credit: Capital Refractories. I am currently in Missouri at the St. Louis Section/Refractory Ceramics Division 47th Annual Symposium that runs through March 24, 2011. The organizers, who include people such as Mary Reidmeyer (Missouri S&T), James Hemrick (Oak Ridge National Lab), Dave Tucker (CE Minerals) and Ben Markel (Resco Products), put together a stellar schedule that includes presentations…

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