Aachen 2014: Refractories face evolutionary growth path to 2020

By Laura Syrett
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014

Industry analysts have forecast healthy demand projections for the refractories sector until the end of the decade, but business leaders have warned that companies will need to adapt to various encroaching pressures to remain profitable.

The outlook for refractories consumption is positive until at least the end of the current decade, based on projected increases in steel, cement and glass output, delegates at the 57th International Colloquium on Refractories in Aachen, Germany, heard today.

A reduction in specific consumption of refractories, particularly in the steel...

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