Secondary Copper

Custom Engineered Solutions for Copper Shaft and Holding Furnace Applications

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ non-ferrous metallurgy solutions deliver unparalleled corrosion, oxidation and chemical resistance, improving equipment service life and performance under the harshest operating conditions. 


Can Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ backup linings be reused?

Yes. Many customers opt to reuse the backup lining for second and third generation relines, significantly reducing construction time and disposal costs.

Does Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories offer a full refractory system including insulating materials?

Yes. A complete solution is provided, including refractory design, optimization and the manufacture of silicon carbide bricks and custom shapes as required. A range of fully compatible insulating backup materials is also available.

Is onsite installation supervision available?

Yes. Installation supervision is available in most geographies - either via Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories or a trusted installation partner.

What are the key advantages to employing Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ refractory materials?

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories takes a systemic approach to copper furnace applications, offering custom refractory solutions encompassing every element of the furnace and its overall operation.


The patented composition of the Cryston® Cu Max hot face material ensures industry-leading service life, while the innovative backup lining features a copper-resistant monolithic material specifically engineered for compatibility with the hot face.