URC: A private eye on global refractories

By Kasia Patel
Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015

While some refractories producers are seeing revenue decline, Pittsburgh, US-headquartered United Refractories Co. is maintaining its sales. Kasia Patel, North American Editor, spoke to the company about its strategy of creating new product blends according to customer requirements and remaining diverse in a number of markets.

It is no secret that recent worldwide refractories demand has been shrinking, due in part to deteriorating consumption of steel and cement in mature markets like Europe and the US, while emerging growth centres, such as China and South America, have come off the boil.

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