Entradas de octubre de 2018

Oct 29

US bauxite imports rise in 2017

Imports for the mineral increased in both China and Guyana due to demand from steelmaking end-markets improving, boosting demand for refractory products. Imports of refractory-grade calcined bauxite in the US increased almost 50% last year against 2016 volumes due to the improvement in the refractories sector following growth in steel output, according to customs data …

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Oct 22

UNITECR 207: Partnership in Markets in Technology

ALAFAR (The Latin-American Association of Refractory Manufacturers) hosted the 15th UNITECR, which took place at the Centro Parque International Conference Center in Santiago de Chile from 26-29 September 2017.  

Oct 16

Turkey’s Magnesite for Production of Fused Magnesia, Properties and Uses in Refractory Applications

Magnesite (MgCO3) is natural source for production of caustic calcined, dead burned and fused magnesia. Turkey’s magnesite sources have a well-known reputation internationally with high purity, crystocrystalline structure and suitability for refractory applications.  

Oct 08

Rotary Kilns for Hazardous Waste Incineration: Refractory Wear Mechanism and Lifetime Prolongation

The rotary kiln in the most common system to incinerate hazardous waste. However, the many-sided kiln conditions make it difficult to find appropriate refractory materials, able to endure for long time.  

Oct 01

Refractories industry remains cool under pressure

The world’s refractories manufacturers are proving resilient, despite mounting pressures on the sector. How is this most traditional of industries adapting to unpredictable circumstances? The merger of Austria-headquartered RHI with Brazilian rival Magnesita helped it to secure about 70% of its dolomite and magnesite supply, even though RHI was forced to divest its long-held European …

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