Firing up the old with the new: Preparing refractories for the future

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015

A strong US dollar, China’s economic slowdown and environmental issues are just some of the challenges that today’s refractories producers are having to contend with. Liz Gyekye, Chief Reporter, looks at what companies in the sector are doing to stay ahead of the game.

The steel and refractories industries go hand in hand, as the steel sector is the main consumer of refractories and an important driver of innovation. Around 60-70% of the world’s refractories go into steel making, while the rest are mostly used in the manufacturing of iron, cement, glass and non-ferrous...

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