Magnezit: Putting Russian-made refractories on the global map

By Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 27 May 2015

With a production history dating back to 1900, Russian refractories producer Magnezit Group has been exporting materials throughout its business life. The company is stepping up capacity and increasing the range and quality of its products and its CEO, Sergei Odegov, told IM that Magnezit expects to be a competitive supplier well beyond the CIS within the next few years.

What is the present state of the Russian refractories industry?

Production of shaped and unshaped refractory materials in Russia fell in 2014 by approximately 5% for fireclay, magnesia and magnesia-chrome products, as well as for metallurgical magnesia powders. 

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