SLOVMAG Became Major Refractories Suppliers for Copper Smeltery TIR BOR
The campaign of 220-t anode furnace No. 2 for copper treatment was successfully completed in early December 2014 at TIR BOR. The service life of the furnace lining, which had its second routine repairs, amounted to 258 heats. Periclase chrome highly burnt bricks of SLV ЗОD and STF grades, produced at SLOVMAG, were used for lining of the furnace. Earlier in 2014 high quality refractory materials of Magnezit Group demonstrated the best results of durability also on all the three converters of the copper smeltery. At that time SLOVMAG was chosen as the major supplier of refractories for converters lining at TIR BOR in 2015. Magnezit Group is an acknowledged world leader in the field of production of magnesia products of the highest quality. It is an integrated company, the biggest producer of refractory materials on the territory of Russia and CIS. It possesses complete cycle of production and sales of refractory products: from mining of raw materials to engineering and operational service. SLOVMAG is the biggest manufacturer of refractory materials in Eastern Europe. It became part of Magnezit Group in 2008. The copper smeltery TIR BOR operates as a part of Mining and Smelting Combine Bor (RTB) and it is located in the east of Serbia. RTB Bor includes a copper mine, a plant for production of primary metal, a refining plant in the town Bor, as well as two deposits Veliki Krivelj and Majdanpek, where ore is mined by open cast mining. Total reserves of the complex amount to 3 Mt of copper.