Refractories Worldforum - Hot Topics 4/2017


RHI Magnesita – New Branding and Logo for a Common Corporate Culture

Chairman of the Directors Board Herbert Cordt and CEO Stefan Borgas have opened the market at the London Stock Exchange on 30 October 2017. It was communicated as a start of a new corporate culture and a new branding combined with a new logo.

RHI Logo

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ArcelorMittal Ostrava’s Slag Recycling Project Reaps Many Rewards

The Czech Republic's Ministry of Industry and Trade recently announced the results of its competition “Transforming Waste into Resources". ArcelorMittal Ostrava/CZ project, which substituted the primary raw materials for steelmaking with specially processed recycled slag, ranked 4th in the competition of 127 contestants.

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SGL Group Acquires BENTELER’s 50-% Share in the Joint-Venture BENTELER-SGL

SGL Technologies Composites Holding GmbH/DE, a fully owned subsidiary of SGL Carbon SE/DE, acquired the 50-% share of BENTELER Carbon Composites Beteiligungs-GmbH/DE in the joint-venture BENTELER-SGL GmbH & Co. KG, Paderborn/DE.

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Eredi Scabini and Henze Signed a Cooperation Agreement

Eredi Scabini S.r.l., a well-known Italian manufacturer of refractory products, and the German-based Henze BNP AG, specialist for boron-nitride products, signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the development and distribution of boron-nitride coatings.

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Morgan Advanced Materials plc Trading Update

Trading is in-line with the expectations of the company – the outlook for the full year is unchanged. Sales for the ten months to October 2017 were 1,0 % higher for the group, on an organic constant currency basis, compared to the first ten months of last year.

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1st Call for Papers: International Symposium on New Advances and Innovation in Corrosion of Refractory Ceramics

 MS&T 18 will take place 14–18 October 2018 at the Columbus Convention Center/US.

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VDMA Organizes German and European Pavilion at the Oil & Gas Fair CIPPE 2018 in Beijing

For the 6th time already, the VDMA German Engineering Federation will be present at the most important trade fair for oil, gas and petrochemical technology in China, the CIPPE Beijing. 

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Adaptations in the Production Network of RHI AG

In September 2017, RHI/AT signed a contract with an European refractories supplier regarding the sale of its dolomite business in the European economic area. The sale consists of the production sites in Marone/IT and Lugones/ES. 

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Refractories for Industry 2018

The ХХVII Annual International Conference of Leading Metallurgy and Refractory Companies will be carried out in Moscow/RU at the Warsaw Hotel Conference-Hall, 13–14 February 2018.

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Tenova and SMS Concast Built New Steel Making Plant for More Efficient Steel Production Process

A new steel making plant, belonging to Chadormalu Mining & Industrial Co. (CMIC) and built on technological supplies and engineering provided by Tenova in consortium with SMS Concast, has been successfully started up in Ardakan, Yazd Province, in central Iran. 

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FIRE Compendium Series: Volume 2A Available Now

Volume 1 on "Refractory Castable Engineering" will be continued with three books (Volume 2A, B, and C) on „Corrosion of Refractories“. Volume 2A is available now. The other two books of Volume 2 will be published in 2018.

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FIRE Compendium Series Vol. 2A - Corrosion of Refractories - The Fundamentals


Magnesita Refratários: Divestiture of the Oberhausen Business in Germany

Magnesita Refratários SA/BR and RHI AG/AT signed an agreement with the purpose of combining the operations of RHI and Magnesita. 

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Metso to Divide its Minerals Services into two Business Areas

Metso/FI announced already in August that it will change its business area organization in the minerals segment.

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SGL Group Posted Good First Half-Year Results – Strategic Realignment Essentially Implemented

SGL Group/DE delivered good results for the first half of 2017. Sales and profitability have improved substantially.

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Sale of Brazilian Steel Mill CSA Completed

The sale of the CSA Siderúrgica do Atlântico/BR steel mill in Brazil to the Latin American steelmaker Ternium is completed.

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