Magnezit looks to reduce Russia’s import reliance with new refractory castable

By Laura Syrett
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014

Russia is one of the world’s biggest steel producers, but owing to a lack of domestic refractories expertise, the country is reliant on foreign technology imports to support the industry. Magnezit is seeking to challenge this dependency by investing in local refractory R&D.

Russian refractories manufacturer Magnezit Group has launched a new thixotropic refractory castable for lining steel ladles, which it says compares with foreign technology in terms of quality.

The thixotropic castable was developed in collaboration with St Petersburg-based Aliter-Axi Ltd, a technology company that specialises in designing and making processing equipment...

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