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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.

Germany

GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS, NEWCAST 2023

The global industry’s wait is over: the next date for GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST has been set. The international leading trade fairs for metallurgy and foundry technology will be opened to an expert audience in Dusseldorf from 12–16 June 2023.

Germany

glasstec Conference 2020

Experts see five essential, global challenges for the future. Dealing with these challenges is also crucial for further development in the areas of glass production, glass processing and finishing, and glass products and applications.

Germany/Australia

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.

 

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Germany/Australia

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.

Refractories for Non-Ferrous Metals

Principal non-ferrous metals

Although the combined needs of the global iron and steel industry still continue to dominate the market, the cement and glass industries refractories requirements are also increasing, and although the needs of the non-ferrous industries are relatively small in comparison, they can still provide a valuable niche market for refractories producers, looking for regular repeat business across a wide range of refrac tories materials and product types.

Gunning Manipulators for the Hot Repair

Mobile lance trolley for ladle gunning

For many years, the gunning procedure is used for the repair of refractory linings. In combination with a gunning manipulator furnaces, ladles or RH­degasser legs can be repaired in hot condition. The advan­tages of the hot repair are: higher gunning rates giving shorter repair times, higher quality of application, less physical strain on operators, and lower risk of accidents. Via integrated TV cameras, the gunning repair can be performed from the operator pulpit, and the gunning can be recorded for quality control.

Refratechnik Strengthens Involvement in China with JV in the Raw Material Sector

Refratechnik is a globally positioned group of companies and employs 1500 people at 25 sites. Dr Rainer Gaebel (RG), Managing Director at Refratechnik Holding for sales as well as research and development, was happy to explain the company’s growth strategy and the measures necessary in this context.

CEMBUREAU: A Clean Planet for All

CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, supports the Euro-pean Commission in its efforts to meet the Paris Agreement object-ives. The European cement industry shares the vision for a carbon neutral Europe. This ambition will require a joint stakeholder action across the European value chains to step up the EU’s efforts.