UniteCR ’17: Refractories recycling takes centre stage as shortage bites

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Wednesday, 04 October 2017

With the markets of several raw materials currently experiencing short supply and surging prices, refractory makers should invest into recycling options, delegates were told in Santiago.

The existing shortage of refractory raw materials affecting the global market is poised to boost companies’ interest in refractory recycling, delegates heard at UniteCR.

Global refractory materials demand was estimated at 46m tonnes in 2016, Jorge Madias, metallurgical engineer at Argentina-based research and technology company Metallon, told attendees at the...

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