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State-of-the-Art Tunnel Kiln Goes into Operation in Höhr-Grenzhausen

It would have been the kind of ceremony that occurs maybe once a decade at Steuler. Representatives from the political and business worlds, press, academia and relevant industry sectors would have convened to celebrate the special occasion in a fitting manner. The inaugural lighting of a tunnel kiln is a rare and very special event for a cer­amics’ manufacturer. After all, such a high-performance kiln only begins operation once and ideally runs for decades without interruption.


Resilient Performance in Tough Market Conditions

RHI Magnesita, the leading global supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and solutions, announced on 5 August 2020 its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2020 (H1 2020).


ALUMINIUM 2020 Postponed to 2021

ALUMINIUM, the world‘s leading trade fair for the aluminium industry, which was to take place in Düsseldorf from 6–8 October 2020, has been postponed to 18–20 May 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


glasstec Virtual Replaces Live Event this Year

By launching glasstec VIRTUAL from 20–22 October as a leading digital event, Messe Düsseldorf/DE extends its portfolio of services. The new format consists of the three segments Exhibition Space, Networking Plaza and Conference Area. This allows exhibitors to maintain and extend their business relations on the market. Additional tools such as virtual product presentations and new interactive options make it possible to address target groups in an optimised way and generate potential leads.


10th ECCC POstpones for 2021

The ongoing travel difficulties and restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic are unfortunately affecting most ECCC 2020 attendees and do not allow us to organise the conference in Bari, Italy, to the satisfaction of participants and exhibitors.


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A New Circular Economy: ReStoRe – Refractory and Steel Recovery by Deref

Deref S.p.A., an Italian company based in Genoa, is one of the main actors in the European markets of refractory recycling and products for the steel industry (i.e. metallurgical additives and granulated powders).

MAGNA: From the Mine to the Steel Mill for 75 Years

MAGNA is one of the world’s leading companies as a vertically integrated producer of magnesium oxide (MgO) based solutions and materials for the steel industry, agriculture and environmental sectors. The company is headquartered in Spain and has 275 employees.

China Continues to Dominate Refractories Despite a Slowing Steel Industry

China remains the largest producer of refractories, and is expected to account for more than two thirds of a global output of 37,3 Mt in 2019.

PCO – Refractory Materials that Keep the Heat Under Control

Continuously from 1850, PCO Z˙arów designs, produces and supplies refractory solutions that enable to burn, melt, mould or heat safely, allowing its clients to keep the heat under control.

Refractories in the Global Incineration Industry

One of the most important and very possibly the most urgent issue facing society today, is the preservation of the environment to maintain the quality of all forms of life on the planet.