Bucher Emhart Glass and PSR Announce Renewal of Refractories License Agreement
Since 1970, Halifax-based Parkinson-Spencer Refractories Ltd. (PSR) has been the UK licensee of Bucher Emhart Glass for the manufacture of Emhart-designed feeder expendable refractories. This license gave access to the original Bucher Emhart Glass refractory drawings and manufacturing tolerances, and was originally one of four worldwide refractory manufacturing licenses operated by Bucher Emhart Glass. Following a recent review of its refractory licensee operations, Bucher Emhart Glass has decided that such relationships no longer suit the current market situation; as a result, all licensee arrangements have been or will be terminated by the end of 2015, with the exception of PSR’s license.
“I am delighted that Bucher Emhart Glass has decided to continue our licensee arrangement,” said David Parkinson, managing director of PSR. “It is a relationship that PSR has enjoyed for the past 45 years and is one that has benefitted both ourselves and the Bucher Emhart Glass refractory manufacturing plant in Owensville, Mo., by means of mutual cooperation and exchange of ideas in this specialized area of refractory manufacture.”
Under the new arrangement, PSR will have access to all the latest Bucher Emhart Glass-designed feeder expendable parts, including the type 585 high-capacity metering spout refractory parts.