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Refratechnik: The Motive Power for Industrial Sustainability and Quality

Dr Rainer Gaebel, Managing Director at Refratechnik Holding/DE, gave us the opportunity to find out more about Refratechnik’s corporate philosophy (with its around 2000 employees at 27 sites), that is...

COFERMIN Group: Are Mineral Markets in a Transition?

COFERMIN Group markets specialty minerals, chemicals and additives and supplies to industry segments like refractories, steel/metallurgy, ceramics in general, mineral and scrap processing, construction chemicals and many other industries in...

Elkem Changed Corporate Structure to Accelerate Specialisation

Last summer, Elkem/NO made changes to the corporate struc­ture and top management.

VELCO Celebrates 50th Anniversary

VELCO GmbH is a medium-sized enterprise based in Velbert/DE, between the three cities of Dusseldorf, Essen and Wuppertal.

Thyme – One-Stop Shop for Refractory Manufacturers

Thyme was founded in 1990 and is now established in various busi­ness segments (e.g. refractory raw materials, machinery, insulating materials, refractories, chemicals, and cement) in a global business environment.

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...

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.

New Building for Fibre Pilot Plant Unique in Europe Inaugurated at Fraunhofer Center HTL

At the Fraunhofer Center for High-Temperature Materials and Design HTL in Bayreuth/DE, the new building for a fibre pilot plant, unique in Europe, was inaugurated on 12 April 2019. A...

INTOCAST Sees Additional Market Potential with further External Growth

INTOCAST AG makes refractory products at a total of 23 sites, including eight in Germany. INTOCAST is one of the few manufacturers to cover its customers’ entire range of demand...

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...