Andalusite sees demand fire up in refractories

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Monday, 28 April 2014

As conventional raw minerals for refractories are becoming scarcer and more expensive, Antonio Torrisi, Reporter, discovers how andalusite might meet more demand in refractory markets.

Andalusite is used for monolithic linings in the steel industry, particularly in blast and electric furnaces. It is also used in the glass industry and in cement kilns.

Andalusite-based refractories are mainly produced in the regions which host the raw mineral resources.

Within this market andalusite has replaced other refractory...

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