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Made in Steel Postponed until May 2021

The 9th edition of Made in Steel, organized by siderweb – The Italian steel community, was postponed to 26–28 May 2021 in Fiera Milano Rho, pavilions 22 and 24.


AISTech 2021 Rescheduled

AISTech 2021 – The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition has been rescheduled for 29 June–1 July 2021 in Nashville, Tenn., USA.


Virtual 11th Freiberg Refractory Forum – Theodor Haase Award 2020

On 9 December 2020, the 11th Freiberg Refractory Forum took place in conjunction with the Meeting of the DGM/DKG Technical Committee Refractories (Members DGM, DKG, MORE-Freiberg e.V., CRC 920, and ZeHS) organized as a virtual conference.

France/West Africa

UMS Group Acquires ALTEO

Following the decision of the commercial court on 7 January, ALTEO/FR is now out of the court-supervised legal redress and joins the United Mining Supply (UMS) Group.


New Company Name for Duferco

On 8 January, in San Zeno Naviglio, the Extraordinary General Meeting gathered to make decisions after the end of the jointventure with the American Partner Nucor. The Assembly changed the old company legal name with the new one i.e. Duferco Travi e Profilati S.p.A.


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Czech Republic

Innovations in Lining of Aluminium Processing Furnaces

Close and fruitful cooperation between this two companies lasts for nearly 25 years. DITHERM a.s. Praha, engaged in engineering, innovative designs and installations of refractory linings of thermal aggregates, and Průmyslová keramika Rájec-Jestřebí, a producer of predominantly non-shaped refractory masses and prefabricates made from these masses.

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 Zarów designs, produces and supplies refractory solutions that enable to burn, melt, mould or heat safely, allowing its clients to keep the heat under control.