refractories WORLDFORUM – Manufacturing & Performance of High-Temperature Materials

refractories WORLDFORUM is the most comprehensive technical and scientific journal for the entire refractories sector. Technology, development and application of high-temperature materials are the focus. refractories WORLDFORUM updates its readers on state-of-the-art processes and innovative technologies for the following sectors: 

  • iron and steel
  • non-ferrous metals and aluminium
  • cement, lime, glass and ceramics
  • foundry and power generation
  • petrochemical and waste incineration

refractories WORLDFORUM addresses refractories professionals worldwide, i.e. in the production of refractories as well as in industries processing and consuming refractories, raw materials and additives, plant and machine suppliers. Each issue also features market analyses of selected countries, company profiles and interviews with manufacturers and suppliers, reports on new and upgraded plants as well as news items on companies, people, products, events. 

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International Colloquium on Refractories: ICR 2024


18. September 2024


19. September 2024
Aachen / DE

TECNA 2024


24. September 2024


27. September 2024
Rimini / IT



13. November 2024


15. November 2024
Goa, India

News and Latest Articles


Thermoplan Taking over Lippert Employees

Thermoplan, headquartered in Olching, Germany, is expanding its activities and, in addition to its facility in Brilon, is now setting up in Pressath. It is starting up there over the...

General, Global News

Steel Meets Refractory: The 8th Industry Dialogue between the Steel Industry and Refractories Producers

Under the aegis of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, the steel and refractories industries are meeting for an inter-industry dialogue...

General, Global News, Recycling/ Environmental Technologies

IMFORMED: Mineral Recycling Forum 2024 in Dubrovnik/HR, 22–24 April

As the minerals industry strives towards sustainable development in the 2020ies, the recycling of waste products – whether from mine tailings or industrial waste – to generate Secondary Raw Materials...

General, Global News

IMFORMED Forum on Raw Materials

The XII European Congress of Refractory Raw Materials, Machinery and Installation will be held at the Meliá Lebreros, Seville/ES, 13–14 March 2024. Co-organised by ANFRE, Spain (National Association of Manufacturers...

General, Glass/ Ceramics, Global News

glasstec 2024: WE ARE GLASS

As of now, companies from glass machinery building, glass industry and the glazier trade can apply for participation in glasstec 2024 – International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and...

General, Global News

REFRA Prague 2024

The 22nd Conference on modern refractory materials and key achievements in high-temperature technologies will take place in Prague/CZ from 22–24 May 2024 (Venue: Czech Association of Technical Societies, Novotného lávka...