A wide platform of advanced refractory solutions
In a market full of refractory suppliers, it’s hard to stand out. Yet we do.
The bedrock of our offering to the Aluminum market is our patented bonded SiC material. Our bricks and fired shapes are fundamentally different than competitive solutions such as phosphate-bonded bricks, precast blocks, or castable cements. One cut on the wet saw proves it: our durability and strength are unmatched.
In addition, we offer a line of monolithic refractories including mortars, castables and plastic refractories, all tailored to aluminum applications. With the help of our global R&D team, we proudly offer innovative products such as NORFLOW self-flowing castables, complete with non-wetting additives for the aluminum furnace.
Do you offer thermocouple protection tubes?
Yes, we do offer thermocouple protection tubes in various diameters, lengths and materials. Please contact us to discuss your specific application.
What are the benefits of bonded SiC bricks over castables?
There are numerous benefits owing to the superior properties of bonded SiC refractories. For one, service life is greatly extended due to its enhanced resistance to oxidation, chemical attack, mechanical impact and wear. Also, customers experience fewer catastrophic failures such as hearth heaving, brick pull-out, and severe spalling. This leads to a longer and more predictable refractory life with lower total cost of ownership.
What do you recommend for installation procedures?
Depending on the furnace and the application, the installation procedures vary. Our engineers are available to advise about best practices in your situation. Please contact us to discuss more.
Cryston Max Immersion Tubes
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ immersion heating tubes offer superior performance and reliability.
Carbofrax 8S Mortar
Carbofrax® 8S is a high strength silicon carbide mortar developed for use with Refrax® ARC and Advancal® sidewall blocks in Aluminium Reduction Cells.
Carbofrax CC1140 Castable
Carbofrax CC1140 is a high purity silicon carbide based mortar initially developed for non-ferrous applications.
NORCAST™ castable range has been designed to offer easy installation, optimized setting time and outstanding service life in extreme operating conditions.
NORFLOW Self-flowing Castable
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ innovative NORFLOW® range has been optimized to enhance flowability and lining performance.
Aluminum Cast House
Molten aluminium is able to reduce many oxides found in the refractory linings, such as SiO2, Fe2O3, TiO2 to their metallic state.
Holding & Melting Furnaces
The holding furnace is an essential part of the continuous casting process. Its highly specialized design requires the use of custom refractory shapes such as inlet and outlet ports, skim and vent doors and burners.