Raw materials trends in refractories

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Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Over the last two years IM has reported on the shifting trends in the refractories industry, with China looking to reduce wastage and increase energy efficiency. Ted Dickson* explores these various trends and asks – how will this shift impact raw material supply?

By Ted Dickson

While refractories manufacturers have developed a whole range of solutions for the requirements of the steel industry, and other consumers, they are still constrained by the raw materials available to them. With ever increasing demands on refractories it has sometimes been difficult to match the availability of...

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