Saint-Gobain Ceramics Acquires Monofrax
Saint-Gobain Ceramics announces the acquisition of Monofrax, from the German fund Callista.
Located in Falconer, New York, USA, Monofrax offers a wide range of fused cast refractories in various product chemistries. These materials are successfully used for glass melting, steel reheat, electrolytic reduction cells for smelting light metals and nuclear waste vitrification.
This acquisition will contribute to accelerate the growth of Saint-Gobain Ceramics in the refractory industry.
Nicolas Miegeville, CEO of the Ceramics business unit, commented: “We are very pleased about the acquisition of Monofrax, a well-recognized player in fused-cast refractories since its foundation in 1948. All our efforts go into helping our customers developing new processes to reach carbon neutrality while putting in place a circular economy for our ceramics and refractories. Monofrax is a perfect fit to better serve our local customers in the coming years while enabling co-development of very innovative solutions.”
William Andrews, Managing Director of Monofrax, commented: “We are very happy to join the Saint-Gobain group that will help us writing the next chapter of our long lasting history of innovation and success in the coming years.”
About Saint-Gobain Ceramics
Saint-Gobain is the worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction. Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets.
Within its High Performance solutions division, the Saint-Gobain Ceramics BU is a global innovator in the world of technical ceramics and aims at engineering a better, safer and greener world.
Among its various range of solutions are the world-class fused and sintered refractories, sold under the SEFPRO brand for the glass industry and under the Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories brand for other markets such as steel, copper, and aluminum.
Magmalox® a range of products manufactured by melting alumina ceramic power in an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) at temperatures ranging from 2,000-2,500⁰C.