Non Ferrous Foundry
Non-Ferrous Refractory Solutions
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories‘ solutions for non-ferrous melting operations deliver unparalleled performance in the harshest operating conditions, including excellent corrosion, oxidation and chemical resistance and maximum service life.
Primary and secondary non-ferrous metallurgy processes require engineered refractory solutions that help produce the cleanest metal while achieving extended and consistent service life.
With its years of experience linked with our strong drive to provide innovative solutions, Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories delivers fully customized solutions for any melting challenges.
A suitable product is available for any combination of metal processing equipment. NORVIBE™ and HeatKing™ dry vibrated cements, NORCAST™ castables and other specially designed products are recognized worldwide for their high performance, extended service life and consistent quality.
The NORSHAPE™ product range features a range of prefabricated refractory parts including crucibles, launders, filter boxes and more; each allowing for easy and quick installation while delivering outstanding service life.
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ lining products do not contain silica components commonly linked to EHS issues, and the company is proactive in ensuring the safety and well-being of users of its materials.
The use of alumina-magnesia refractory product solutions allows customers to reduce waste and improve steel quality.
A full solution package is available to customers, including installation and supervision, melting and yield performance audits and bespoke training packages.
What is the best mix for optimized copper melting performance?
The NORVIBE™ range of products is well suited for use in the working lining of a copper-melting coreless induction furnace.
The NORVIBE™ A 122 mix is a popular and proven choice for copper melting in many international markets. It offers excellent results with low metal infiltration ensuring performance, reliability and extended furnace campaign life.
Which products can address the issue of zinc infiltration close to the inductor when working with Zn-Mg alloy melting at temperatures under 500 °C?
The NORVIBE™ range has been specifically designed for installation around the inductor, with the NORVIBE™ A 126 A and NORVIBE™ K 130 ZN mixes being ideal for lower temperature applications. Both mixes exhibit excellent strength at lower temperatures, significantly reducing the risk of metal leakage and minimizing potential downtime.
Coreless Induction Furnace
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ extensive portfolio of solutions for coreless induction furnaces supports customers to enhance safety and efficiency under a range of different operating conditions, from installation to melting operations.
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories offers a specialized product portfolio designed to significantly reduce metal penetration and leakage during melting operations, extending inductors’ service life and preventing premature failure.
Ladle & Other
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories offers a number of solutions designed to ensure the safety, efficiency and easy installation of ladles and other transport equipment.
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories offers solutions for a wide range of pouring and holding furnaces, taking into account factors such as size, technical specifications, metal composition, and furnace zone.
NORVIBE Dry Vibrated Cements (DVC)
NORVIBE™ dry vibrated cement mixes have been designed for ease of installation, outstanding service life and optimal metal corrosion resistance.
NORCAST™ castable range has been designed to offer easy installation, optimized setting time and outstanding service life in extreme operating conditions.
NORTOP Topping Mixes
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ comprehensive range of NORTOP™ topping mixes is designed for use in the upper part of the induction furnace lining.
NORCOIL Cement Mixes
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ NORCOIL™ range of coil cement mixes is specifically designed to protect the coil in coreless induction furnaces.
NORRAM Ramming Mixes
NORRAM™ range of wet and dry ramming mixes is adapted to accommodate a wide range of melting applications, particularly the relining and repairing different furnace linings.
NORPATCH Patching Mixes
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ NORPATCH™ range includes a large choice of patching mixes for quick, efficient and long lasting furnace repair.
NORPLAST Plastic Mixes
NORPLAST™ range of ready-to-use plastic mixes can be applied by hand or using a pneumatic tool, allowing customers to easily build or repair a furnace lining.
NORFLOW Self-flowing Castable
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ innovative NORFLOW® range has been optimized to enhance flowability and lining performance.
NORFAST Fast-firing Castables
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ NORFAST® fast-firing mixes feature a special bonding system formulated to increase drying speed whilst avoiding cracks.
NORGUN Gunning Mixes
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ NORGUN™ range incorporates a wide range of gunning mixes designed for furnace maintenance and repair.
NORSHOT Shotcrete mixes
NORSHOT™ range of shotcrete mixes features optimized bonding systems to reduce rebound and enhance adhesion during installation.
NORSHAPE Pre-Shaped Refractories
NORSHAPE™ products exhibit a homogeneous and strictly controlled microstructure, helping extend furnace service life and reducing metal contamination during the melting process.
NORFIX Mortar and Cement Mixes
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ NORFIX™ products include refractory mortar and cement mixes which have been developed to meet customer requirements.