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Germany

ceramitec conference Already Again on 22–23 June 2021

The ceramics industry and above all the sectors with short innovation cycles, need personal contact, exchange and presentation opportunities. After the need to postpone ceramitec to 2022, the possibility was given for the industry to meet again in 2021. Messe München/DE and the partners of CERAMIC APPLICATIONS use together this possibility and offer the optimal platform for meeting and exchange organising the ceramitec conference. The in-person event is planned for 22–23 June 2021 in Munich and takes place simultaneously with “automatica sprint".

USA

Annual St. Louis Section/Refractory Ceramics Division Symposium on Refractories – Virtual Meeting, 24–25 March 2021

Join the 56th Annual Symposium on Refractories, hosted and organized by ACerS St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division, taking place 24–25 March 2021 from your home or workplace. This will be a virtual meeting with live sessions and presentations running over the course of the two-day conference.

This year's theme is Properties and Performance of Refractory Ceramics – A Tribute to Richard C. Bradt   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Austria

RHI Magnesita: Premier Periclase Ltd. and RHI Normag

RHI Magnesita, the leading global refractory supplier and Callista Private Equity GmbH successfully completed the sale of the following two legal entities: Norwegian RHI Normag AS, located in Porsgrunn, and Irish Premier Periclase, located in Drogheda, both of which predominantly produce magnesia based products for the fertilizer, animal feed, hydrometallurgical, pulp and paper, environmental and refractory industries.

Germany

Next glasstec to be Held 20–23 September 2022

The glasstec trade fair will not be held as planned due to the sustained pandemic and continued global lockdown measures as well as international travel restrictions. In close coordination with associations and partners Messe Düsseldorf/DE has decided to cancel glasstec scheduled for 15–18 June 2021, which had already been postponed from 2020 to 2021. The next glasstec will be held in line with its accustomed scheduling for 20–23 September 2022.

Spain

INTOCAST Ibérica Receives EU and Regional Government Funding for CO2 Emissions Capture Project

INTOCAST Ibérica investigates how to neutralize CO2 emissions of its tunnel kiln using in-plant by-products.

 

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Czech Republique

REFRA PRAGUE 21 Postponed to May 2022

The 21st Conference on Modern Refractory Materials and Key Achievements in High-Temperature Technologies will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 18–20 May 2022.

CeramTec Launched 3D-Printed Components

CeramTec has implemented a 3D-printing process for the production of construction elements made from a new technical ceramics material. With ROCAR®3D, the internationally operating specialist for technical ceramics adds a new material to its portfolio and thereby combines the special material properties of silicon carbide (SiSiC) with the advantages of the fast, cost-effective 3D-printing process.

ALUMINIUM 2021 Rescheduled to 28–30 September

ALUMINIUM, the world's leading trade fair for the aluminum industry, scheduled for 18–20 May 2021, in Dusseldorf, Germany, has been rescheduled to 28–30 September. Organizer Reed Exhibitions made this decision in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic after discussions with exhibitors and partners. Uncertainties surrounding travel restrictions were also a deciding factor due to the international nature of ALUMINIUM.

Study on Failure and Refining Effect of Purging Plugs with Different Slits

Due to severe service conditions, the life span of purging plugs is shorter than the lining of ladles, which results in lower production efficiency. To investigate the stress distribution, the thermal-solid modeling was applied to simulate the refining process experience by the purging plug.

Investigation of the Thermomechanical Properties and Fracture Behaviour of Magnesia-Based Materials by Using a Refined Digital Image Correlation Method

Magnesia-spinel and magnesia-hercynite bricks for thermal shock applications often show an enhanced crack propagation resistance due to an engineered microstructure design. In these materials, microcrack networks resulting from the thermal expansion mismatch between magnesia matrix and spinel/hercynite aggregates promote the activation of energy dissipating mechanisms within the so-called Fracture Process Zone (FPZ) during loading.