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Refractories for AF-fired kilns

22 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The use of alternative fuels (AFs) has seen increasing demand being placed upon refractories. The Siam Refractory Industry Co Ltd has developed a third-generation refractory brick especially for the coating zone of the cement kiln where coating build-ups are unstable or coating areas shift. By Pannawit Ngaochai, The Siam Refractory Industry Co Ltd, Thailand. Figure 1: MultiMag performance after 704 days of continuous operation in an 4500tpd cement kiln in Thailand (photo taken in N...

RHI Magnesita reports resilient 1Q cement business

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

RHI Magnesita NV reports that the Industrial division continued to perform well in 1Q20, particularly in cement. Trading activity in the steel division remained weak in Europe and South America, largely offset by a robust performance in North America. Overall, demand levels were similar to the 1Q19 with EBITA slightly ahead, in line with management expectations. Raw material prices fell further in 2020, given the reduction in overall demand and uninterrupted supply from China, which has h...

HASLE installs wide range of castables in Asian cement plant

10 March 2020, Published under Cement News

A wide range of HASLE's castables again has been chosen for all the critical areas in one of the leading, large cement plants in Asia. HASLE castables has installed 400t of refractories in a 8500tpd cement plant in Asia. In total, HASLE materials covered almost 1100m 2 of the production process. All materials are manufactured by HASLE in its state-of-the-art plant in Denmark. In cooperation with the customer, HASLE chose HASLE D39A-ht for the vertical bullnose of cyclone stages 1-3, HASLE ...

Refratechnik Group acquires QMAG

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The Refratechnik Group has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire 100 per cent of QMAG Ltd, an Australian magnesia producer. QMAG (Queensland Magnesia) is a fully-integrated producer of high-quality magnesia products with mining and production in the state of Queensland, Australia, servicing global markets with a combined production capacity greater than 300,000Mta of high-grade electro-fused (FM), dead-burned (DBM), and caustic-calcined (CCM) magnesium oxide products. By the ...

RHI Magnesita raises refractory prices by 5% globally

25 April 2019, Published under Cement News

RHI Magnesita has announced a global price increase for its products and solutions across both the steel and industrial divisions of five per cent across its portfolio. "To further accelerate investment in technology, environmental solutions, regulatory demands and the production infrastructure necessary to serve our clients, we are adjusting our prices to sustainable levels. This will fully reflect the value of our investments in backward integration as well as our intense service-based mo...

Plibrico forms new European distribution partnership

11 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Refractory supplier Plibrico Co has entered a new distribution partnership with the Pli Group Europe GmbH, a Vienna-based refractory distributor. Under the new alliance, Pli Group Europe GmbH will provide full-service distribution of Plibrico's Plio ® brand refractories in Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria.

RHI Magnesita held back by Chinese market in 3Q18

05 November 2018, Published under Cement News

RHI Magnesita's 3Q18 results reported that the company's cement and lime segment continues to be held back by reduced cement production in the Chinese market and the company's ongoing focus on pricing and quality, against more commoditised competitors. However, CEO Stefan Borgas said: "The solid results in third quarter reflect a continuation of the positive trends we saw in the first half, driven by strong end-markets, the positive response by customers to the full portfolio and solution ...

Refratechnik joint venture strengthens its raw material resources

26 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Refratechnik, Haicheng Guotian Mining and Yingkou Jinlong Refractories have signed a joint venture contract for the production of high-grade caustic calcined magnesia (CCM) and dead burned magnesia (DBM) in Pailou town, Haicheng, China. Yingkou Jinlong Refractories is a long-standing partner of Refratechnik in China and Haicheng Guotian Mining is an existing CCM and DBM producer in Haicheng with long-term secure access to magnesite ore. The construction of the new state-of-the-art plant, ...

Curbing downtime

02 August 2017, Published under Cement News

As part of the cooler conversion at its Ste Genevieve cement plant, USA, LafargeHolcim opted for a modular precast cooler curb system to help reduce downtime during the project. This enabled the cement producer to light up only 48 days after shutdown. By Gilles Mercier, Wahl Refractory Solutions LLC, USA. Figure 1: in 2016 LafargeHolcim decided to replace the clinker cooler at its Ste Genevieve plant, USA LafargeHolcim’s Ste Genevieve plant in Missouri, USA, was commissioned in ...

Refratory giants RHI and Magnesita to merge

05 October 2016, Published under Cement News

RHI and Magnesita are to merge creating one of the leading global refractory companies that will operate under the new name of RHI Magnesita. RHI AG and the controlling shareholders of Magnesita Refratários SA, investment vehicles affiliated with GP Investments and Rhône Capital, and together with GP (Magnesita’s Controlling Shareholders) agreed to combine the operations of RHI and Magnesita. Accordingly, RHI’s Management Board has agreed to sign a share purchase agreement with Magnes...