Refractories

Features and information related to topics such as refractory-based components, kiln furniture and insulation.

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Preparations for ceramitec 2015 Have Begun

ceramitec, the international trade show for the entire ceramic industry—from classic ceramics and raw materials through powder metallurgy and technical ceramics—will be held October 20-23, 2015, on the exhibitions grounds of Messe München in Munich.


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Morgan Advanced Materials Reports Strong Growth in Financial Update

Morgan Advanced Materials recently released a financial update for the period from July 1 to November 10, 2014.


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Asia-Pacific Will Continue to Dominate the Global High-Temperature Insulation Materials Market

The global high-temperature insulation (HTI) materials market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% from 2014 to reach $5.1 billion in 2019.


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Investing in Ceramics: New Zirconia-Based Ceramic Technologies

Zircoa's new management has recreated the company's early energy and innovative spirit.

Zircoa was founded more than 60 years ago as an entrepreneurial venture, and has since been owned by large corporations like Pickens Mather, Diamond Shamrock, Corning, Didier/RHI and ANH Refractories.


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MORGAN MOLTEN METAL SYSTEMS: Pyrometry Sheaths

Morgan’s Molten Metal Systems business recently announced its HotRod™ pyrometry sheaths and other pyrometer assembly products, which protect thermocouples in furnace heating control systems.


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Vesuvius Third Quarter Results Meet Expectations

Vesuvius recently released an interim management statement covering trading in the period from July 1 to October 23, 2014.


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Asia-Pacific Projected to Lead Ceramic Fiber Market until 2019

In terms of value, the ceramic fiber market is projected to reach $4.8 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3% between 2014 and 2019.


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Robertshaw to Step Down as CEO of Morgan Advanced Materials

Mark Robertshaw, CEO of Morgan Advanced Materials, recently announced his intention to leave the company and take up a job as CEO of a private equity-backed business.


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MANTEC TECHNICAL CERAMICS: Insulating Firebrick

Mantec Technical Ceramics chose this year’s Tecnargilla exhibition as the venue to launch its brand new Ultralite™ insulating firebrick (UIFB).


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Refractory Coating Compound

A zirconia-rich, high-temperature refractory coating compound can help improve kiln performance and efficiency.

After consulting with customers, Anderman Ceramics and partner Jyoti Ceramic Industries identified a need for a suitable refractory coating compound that can withstand high temperatures and control the erosion and corrosion of refractory linings, monolithics, ceramic fiber boards, modules and steel shells.


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St. Louis Section

3/24/15
St. Louis, MO
United States

The St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society will sponsor the 51st Annual Symposium on the theme “Refractories as Engineered Ceramics” on March 25-26, 2015.

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International Conference of the European Ceramic Society

6/21/15
Toledo
Spain

The ECerS conference will be organized around seven general themes that cover most aspects of ceramic science and technology: Innovative Processing and Synthesis; High-Temperature Processes and Advanced Sintering; Ceramics and Glasses for Healthcare; Ceramics for Energy Production and Storage; Advanced Structural Ceramics; Ceramics for Electromagnetic and Optical Applications; and Traditional Ceramics, Innovative Construction Materials and Cultural Heritage.

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International Conference and Expo on Ceramics

8/17/15
Chicago, IL
United States

The International Conference and Expo on Ceramics, operated by the OMICS Group, is scheduled to take place August 17-18, 2015 in Chicago.

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UNITECR 2015

9/15/15
Vienna
Austria

Since its creation in 1987 in Tokyo, the Unified International Technical Conference, simply known as UNITECR, has established itself as an important international panel for scientific and technical matters in the refractory world.

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Conference on Glass Problems

11/2/15
Columbus, OH
United States

Hosted November 2–5, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the 76th Conference on Glass Problems is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America, attracting glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and solutions.

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September 2014 Issue Highlights

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Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

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