Cryston® Cu Max Impact Bricks

Impact Bricks for the Charging Section

The impact zone is a challenging section of the shaft furnace due to severe and constant mechanical impact. Despite this, the excellent mechanical properties of Cryston® Cu Max impact bricks offer years of service without replacement.

Features and Benefits

  • High density bonded SiC material
  • Excellent strength and impact resistance at operating temperatures
  • Arch brick design assures structural stability in the impact zone
  • Extended life in the highest wearing section of the furnace
  • Reduced maintenance and repair requirements
  • Low total cost of ownership


How many rows of impact bricks should a furnace have?

The optimum height of the impact section depends on several factors, particularly the charging frequency used at the facility. Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ extensive expertise with copper shaft furnaces enables the provision of optimal designs for any refractory system, including appropriate sizing of the impact zone.

Which product is recommended as a backing material behind the impact zone?

The choice of castable backing material for the impact zone of a furnace will vary depending on the specification of the furnace and application. Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ experienced engineering teams are on hand to provide customer-focused advice and support around this.


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Non Ferrous Copper Shaft Furnaces

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Non Ferrous Copper Shaft Furnaces