Careful collaboration between end users and refractories material suppliers can minimize the risk of failure and improve reliability.
September 1, 2017
Refractory materials and lining reliability are key to increasing the performance of kilns, furnaces, fired heaters, incinerators, and reactors across a range of industries. Not only can the right refractory lining optimize production yield and minimize energy costs, but it can also enable consistent high performance of a furnace over the lifecycle of the refractory lining, in some cases for as long as 20 years.
HWI expects initial capacity at the new plant to be approximately 80,000 metric tons per year.
June 14, 2017
Representatives from HarbisonWalker International (HWI) recently joined with local business and government leaders to break ground on construction of the company’s new monolithic refractories manufacturing facility.
Multiple factors are expected to boost demand in the refractories market.
March 1, 2017
The total global production of refractories is expected to cross 55 million tons by 2020. The growth of end-user industries and increasing demand for high-performance furnaces have been driving the global market. Key end-user industries for refractories include iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, non-metallic minerals, and non-metallic materials such as glass. However, due to increasing equipment efficiencies, overall consumption of refractories has been declining.
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