Aachen 2014: Refractories face evolutionary growth path to 2020

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott, Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Steel makers target higher quality, lower volumes; Manufacturers urged to adapt to changing needs

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 in September.

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

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