Entradas de julio de 2016

Jul 29

Determination of the Thermal Shock Resistance of Refractories

Industrial high-temperature processes, in which refractories are involved, request flexible temperature control and frequent thermal cycling. For the refractories, the resulting thermal shock is the predominant factor that shortens ther service life. R&D on refractories with superior resistance to thermal shock is therefore an ongoing concern for research centres and producers of refractories. Technological testing …

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Jul 18

MagMin2016: European cement sector to face a number of challenges over next year

Delegates at MagMin heard that declining production and consumption of cement is likely to continue as investment in construction and GDP fails to exhibit anticipated growth. With a number of external factors preventing a rebound in Europe and the cement sector facing environmental pressures, consumption of refractories in the region is likely to remain weak. …

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Jul 14

China Steel Output Declines as Economic Transition Cuts Demand

China’s steel mills, which supply half of global output, churned out less steel in the first two months of the year, extending a decline amid government efforts to reduce reliance on manufacturing for growth. Crude-steel production for the January-to-February period dropped 5.7 percent from a year earlier to 121.07 million metric tons, data published by …

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Jul 09


El pasado día 29 de junio tuvo lugar en el Hotel Ayre de  Oviedo el VIII Congreso de Materiales, Maquinaria y Montaje de Refractarios. Congreso que resultó todo un éxito con casi 80 congresistas procedentes de distintos países. El Congreso se abrió con una Espicha asturiana , donde además de charlar y degustar una variada …

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Jul 06

PRE congress 2016 in Krakow, Poland – 30 June 2016

PRE congress 2016 in Krakow, Poland The 63rd PRE congress took place in Krakow, Poland and was attended by over 80 participants from 13 European countries. During the PRE Economic Committee and General Assembly, PRE members were updated on 2015 PRE production statistics and the different European policies currently being debated in the European institutions …

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