Refractories

Schmidt Named Plibrico Materials Sales Manager

January 16, 2014
Plibrico Company LLC has hired Paul Schmidt as its new Refractory Materials Division Area Sales manager for the Western U.S. and Canada.
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On the Cutting Edge: Ceramic Insulation Helps Provide A Happy Anniversary on Mars

Rath provides an insulated environment for the Mars rover Curiosity to perform analytical and processing evaluations.
December 2, 2013

The Mars rover “Curiosity” has been working hard on the Red Planet, analyzing rocks, soil and atmosphere for signs of life for over a year.


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RHI Struggles in Third Quarter

November 18, 2013
RHI AG recently announced revenues of €427.4 million (~ $571 million) in the third quarter, a decrease of 4% vs. the previous quarter.
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Vesuvius’ Third Quarter Results Top List

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
November 11, 2013

Last week, readers were most interested in Vesuvius’ third quarter financial results.


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Vesuvius’ Third Quarter Results Meet Expectations

November 1, 2013
Vesuvius Plc recently released an interim management statement discussing trading in the period from July 1 to date, as well as its financial condition.
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Chinese Refractories

Despite 2012 declines in both volume and value, export prices increased over 7%.
October 1, 2013

China’s refractory materials production in 2012 fell 4.43% over the previous year to 28.1891 million tons, reportedly due to a slowdown in growth rates for downstream sectors like iron and steel, building materials, and glass, as well as the reduced demand for refractories in infrastructure construction.


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Refractories Roundtable

The refractories industry faces challenges, but many opportunities are available.
October 1, 2013

According to a study released earlier this year by The Freedonia Group, demand in the worldwide refractories market is expected to grow 3.4% per year through 2016, reaching 46.3 million metric tons valued at $46.5 billion in product sales.


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Refratechnik Group Acquires Burton GmbH

September 18, 2013
The Refratechnik Group recently announced it has acquired the facilities of Burton GmbH & Co. KG in Melle, Germany.
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RHI to Acquire Magnesite Mining Rights in Turkey

September 6, 2013
The Supervisory Board of RHI AG recently announced it has granted the Managing Board approval to sign agreements with Cihan Group.
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MORGAN THERMAL CERAMICS: Fired Refractory Shapes

September 4, 2013
Cerox®fired refractory shapes are now available in a range of material compositions.
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