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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...

HEPHA hosts its second Refractory Monoliths Colloquium

27 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Refractory specialists HEPHA successfully hosted its second colloquium on 5 November 2015 at Lyon Confluence, France, dedicated to the theme of refractory monoliths. The range of expert contributors delivered presentations under two key sections: Temperature corrosion • An approach to an analytical method for maintenance of refractories in cement plants: 
Imed Gader, expert in cement processes and productions of HEPHA (Tunisia) • Principal wear corrosion mechanisms of refractory mate...

Magnesita and ACIS announce agreement for global cement greenfield projects

02 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Magnesita Refratários SA, a publicly-traded Brazilian corporation dedicated to mining, production and sales of refractory materials and industrial minerals, announced an agreement with ACIS, a cement maintenance and operations service company based in China and Saudi Arabia.  Under the agreement ACIS will expand its service offering with Magnesita’s refractory products in support of global cement greenfield projects. ACIS and Magnesita will target Chinese cement Original Equipment Manufact...

RHI wins order at Lafarge Exshaw works

22 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Austrian refractory materials maker RHI AG has been awarded a supply contract for around EUR10m from Lafarge for its plant in Exshaw, western Canada. Under the contract, RHI will deliver material for the expansion of the plant.

Calderys announces Indonesian joint venture

02 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Refactory solutions specialists Calderys has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Indonesian refractory manufacturer PT Indoporlen. Calderys, a subsidiary of Imerys of France, has been a partner of PT Indoporlen during over 30 years of service to the cement, tin, nickel, steel, aluminium and fertiliser industries (with Calderys known prior to 2005 as Lafarge Refractories). The JV was signed with Calderys as the majority shareholder and PT Indoporlen’s founding Halim family as the le...