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Norway

Elkem Changes Corporate Structure and Top Management

Elkem/NO has appointed Inge Grubben-Strømnes as SVP for Silicon Products, a new division set up to sharpen the commercial focus and further improve operational excellence across the company’s activities within silicon materials and foundry products, thereby increasing economies of scale.

Norway

Elkem Refractories Team Launching New App: Materials for Refractories

All you always wanted to know about microsilica and other Elkem/NO products for refractories, but never dared to ask ….. is now available in the new Materials for Refractories app.

Norway

Elkem Coronavirus Status

Elkem/NO takes the coronavirus outbreak seriously and is implementing stringent measures to reduce risk as follows:

Worldwide

WRA Presidency: Stefan Borgas Handed over to Carol Jackson

Carol Jackson, Chairman and CEO of HarbisonWalker International (HWI), has been elected as the incoming President of the World Refractory Association (WRA).
Carol Jackson started her two-year term in January 2020, succeeding Stefan Borgas, CEO RHI Magnesita, who has led the organization since January 2018.

China

8th International Symposium on Refractories – ISR 2020

The 8th International Symposium on Refractories – ISR 2020, co-sponsored by the Chinese Ceramic Society (CCS) and the Chinese Society for Metals (CSM), will be held on 16–18.10.2020 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, co-organized by CCS’s Refractories Branch and Wuhan University of Science and Technology.

 

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Italy

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.

Refratechnik and QMAG Follow a Common Path

In January 2020, Refratechnik Holding GmbH/DE entered a purchase agreement with SIBELCO Group to take over 100 % of QMAG Ltd.

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.