Ceramic Industry News

Refractron Technologies Celebrates Silver Anniversary (posted 6/22/09)

Refractron Technologies Corp. is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009. Headquartered in Newark, N.Y., the company designs and manufactures advanced, controlled-porosity, dense, high-purity, high-precision structural ceramic components.

Refractron was established in 1984 with the acquisition from Remet Ceramics of the plant, equipment and technology at its present location. The business was originally based on porous ceramic technology purchased from The Carborundum Co. in 1981, along with the active filter driver technology of Tetron, Inc. Today, the Refractron facility has grown to more than 90,000 square feet, and 75 employees work three production shifts.

Over the past quarter-century, Refractron, which is ISO 9001:2000 certified, has grown by solving engineering problems using ceramic material, and through the acquisition of new technologies. In the 1990s, the company began producing membrane filters for chemical and mineral applications. Filter drier core production was increased significantly in 2000, and, in 2003, the company acquired structural ceramic manufacturers Xylon Ceramic Materials, Inc. of Alfred, N.Y., and Advanced Ceramics, Inc. of Painted Post, N.Y.

Refractron's advanced porous ceramics are used in filters, diffusers and other applications requiring controlled porosity. Products include membrane and monolithic filter tubes and plates; diffuser discs, domes and tubes; and absorbent filter/drier cores for refrigerant fluids. The company's dense, structural zirconia and alumina ceramics are used in the chemical, electronics, petrochemical and biomedical industries for severe wear and corrosion applications. The materials’ high precision machining characteristics make it ideal for products like valve seats, pump liners and sleeves.

For additional information regarding the company, its history and its products, call (315) 331-6222, fax (315) 331-7254 or visit www.refractron.com.


Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 Ceramics Expo

Snapshots from the 2015 Ceramics Expo, April 28-30, Cleveland, Ohio. Posted: May 14, 2015.


Ceramics Expo podcast
Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI May 2015 cover

2015 May

Our May issue covers bulk batching, pneumatic conveyors, high-temperature furnaces and more! Be sure to check it out today.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Daily News

We know where you find the latest ceramic industry news (ahem), but where do you catch up on the rest of your daily news?
View Results Poll Archive


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!