Uniting the Refractories Industry

A conversation with Francois Wanecq, inaugural president of the new World Refractories Association.

The World Refractories Association (WRA) was created near the end of 2014 to unite existing refractories industry associations and multinational companies.

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Understanding the Benefits of Electric Arc Furnace Technology for Ceramics, Refractories and Other Industries

Minerals processed via electric arc furnace technology provide optimal purity, porosity and crystal size to meet the increasingly stringent needs of a range of industries.

Whether a finishing process uses sandpaper or a grinding wheel, pressure blasting or thermal spraying, abrasive and ceramic grains and powders play an integral role in the appearance and performance of thousands of products that are used every day all over the world.

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Ceramics are Everywhere

The products produced in the ceramic industry touch every part of our lives.

Iwas talking to someone who is quite new to the industry the other day. During the course of our conversation, she said, “Ceramics are really kind of everywhere, aren’t they?” 

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Inside CI: Heating Things Up

Despite the cold weather, we are heating things up in this issue.

It’s a cruel irony that we’re putting together this thermal processes-focused issue while outdoor temperatures are well below average in many areas of the country.

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2015 Ceramics Expo

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


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Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
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2015 May

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

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