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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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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / January 24, 2013

Here is what we are hearing: Zircoa transfers product business activities from Didier, forms Zircoa GmbH For more than 20 years Didier served as representative for many of Zircoa’s products to much of Europe and parts of Asia. The successful relationship of these two respected refractory materials manufacturers expanded both awareness of Zircoa and their…

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Roskill: Upturn in shipped, traded bauxite; market to be oversupplied short term

By / January 22, 2013

Global bauxite production. Asian supply has grown from 16 percent to 45 percent over the last decade. Credit: Roskill. In what is probably good news for refractory ceramics producers, a new report from a UK-based market research company, Roskill, says that alumina refining and bauxite production have caught up—at least temporarily—with the disrupting surge in…

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Video: How advanced equipment can automate installation of refractory lining of induction heating furnaces

By / December 17, 2012

For several years, I’ve been hearing companies in the refractory services sector tout their ability to automate a lot of the steps of lining furnaces, but I have never witnessed it in person, nor seen exactly how its done, until I stumbled upon this video. Various companies have their own proprietary systems, so there are many ways…

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Indian bauxite, alumina conference showcases innovations and new Asian organization

By / December 7, 2012

The inaugural conference of the newly minted International Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium Society recently concluded in Nagpur, India, and several apparently noteworthy developments came out of that meeting. The IBAAS, from what I recall, is new and was established earlier this year. The group’s website indicates that it was launched with a particular focus on supporting…

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Refractories Institute video, plus scholarships for undergrads, grads

By Eileen De Guire / November 2, 2012

  Did you know that the word “refractory” means “durable, stubborn?” I learned that from the outstanding video “Taming the Flame” produced by The Refractories Institute. The eight-minute video provides a great overview of the sweeping role of refractories in critical manufacturing sectors, such as the metals processing industry, the glass and ceramic processing industry,…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / September 13, 2012

Here’s what we’re hearing: Morgan Thermal Ceramics offers manufacturing capability and engineering expertise for fired refractory shapes in metals market Morgan Thermal Ceramics announces the availability of fired refractory shapes, ideal for use in the metals manufacturing market. Products include pressed crucibles, tundishes, launders, and nozzles. Customers benefit from Morgan Thermal Ceramics’ technology, ensuring consistency…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 24, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: MTC earns its stripes with revolutionary tube design Morgan Technical Ceramics is promoting its range of striped tubes for the defense sector with an innovative design, offering lower frequency and increased drive for applications where high acoustic transmitting properties are required. Ideal for a variety of defense uses, including anti-submarine…

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Submit UNITECR’13 abstracts by October 29th

By / August 21, 2012

UNITECR’13 is designed for manufacturers, scientists, engineers and industry professionals interested in the science, production and application of refractory materials. Submit today!

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 16, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Ceradyne acquires interest in Graphite Machining Services and Innovations Ceradyne Inc. nnounced that it has acquired a minority interest with an option to acquire all of Tempe, Arizona-based Graphite Machining Services and Innovations. GMSI has developed a proprietary method of applying a chemical vapor deposited silicon carbide ceramic coating on…

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