Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories offers a wide range of products and services to accommodate a diverse array of operating conditions in both ferrous and non-ferrous foundries.


The popular NORTON® foundry range includes NORVIBE™ dry vibration monolithics dry vibrated cements (DVC), NORCAST™ castables and NORRAM™ ramming mixes. Each of these versatile products offers reliable performance in induction furnaces, pouring or holding furnaces, ladles or launders.


Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories‘ service portfolio encompasses refractory design, installation, supervision and process auditing to improve operating performance.


Innovative, cost-effective solutions enable customers to meet current economic and environmental challenges, including carbon footprint reduction and energy savings.

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Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ product portfolio includes a number of monolithics and shaped products specifically designed for cupola furnaces.
The company leverages its extensive experience in global markets to develop high performance products for each cupola furnace zone (upper stack, melt zone, bottom and siphon).


Which products should be utilized in the hearth zone?

A wide range of products is available to optimize the service life of each zone including the stack, melting zone, hearth zone and slag zone. NORRAM A 5828, NORFLOW® A 973, and pressed bricks (Cryston® CN-806 and Refrax®) have demonstrated excellent performance when utilized in the hearth zone.

Which types of bricks are recommended for cupola furnace lining?

The choice of bricks for cupola lining is highly dependent on customer habits and preferences, with silicon nitride (SiC) bonded products proving a popular choice for severe operating conditions associated with iron and steel applications. Refrax®, Cryston® CN-806, CN-737 and CN-790 have been specifically optimized to protect cupola furnaces from corrosion and erosion, extending furnace service life and ensuring efficient operation.


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Foundry Iron & Steel (French)

Saint-Gobain Foundry Solutions provide innovative solutions,
including refractory products and expertise regarding foundry
operations, covering iron, steel

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Foundry Iron & Steel (French)