Into the fire

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Monday, 21 September 2009

The refractories industry attempts to ride out the storm as the steel market shows tentative signs of recovery, with China and India first in the queue

Like most industries, the refractories market can hardly believe its turnaround in fortunes within just a single year. Richard Flook, managing director of Shinagawa Refractories Australasia Pty Ltd, got the tone just right in his presentation last month “Refractories: between a rock and a hot place” at IM’s 8th Chinese...

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