Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories offers a wide range of products and services to accommodate a diverse array of operating conditions in both ferrous and non-ferrous foundries.


The popular NORTON® foundry range includes NORVIBE™ dry vibration monolithics dry vibrated cements (DVC), NORCAST™ castables and NORRAM™ ramming mixes. Each of these versatile products offers reliable performance in induction furnaces, pouring or holding furnaces, ladles or launders.


Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories‘ service portfolio encompasses refractory design, installation, supervision and process auditing to improve operating performance.


Innovative, cost-effective solutions enable customers to meet current economic and environmental challenges, including carbon footprint reduction and energy savings.

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Industries Served

Iron & Steel Foundry

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ offers refractory solutions for iron, steel and alloy metal melting and processing.

Non Ferrous Foundry

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories offers a range of refractory solutions for non-ferrous melting and processing operations.

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Service Portfolio Comprehensive Service for Optimal Melting Operations

Performance Audit

Experienced application teams offer performance audits and assessments, working in partnership with customers to explore potential savings provided by refractory consumption, energy management and CO2 balance programs.



The latest methods and innovative installation techniques are shared with customers, ensuring the maximum service life and optimal operational safety conditions for any installation. Experienced teams work closely with customers, either in person or remotely via the most advanced digital platforms.

Installation & Repair

High quality installation services designed to optimize furnace performance. Installation services focus on customers’ operational constraints, including supervision, installation and intermediary repairs.



Design and Engineering

Customized solutions including refractory drawings, adjusted design and modeling capabilities designed to help minimize maintenance/relining frequency while reducing melting energy consumption.

R&D Support

Upfront analyses are available around all material choices. Rapid support and immediate technical assistance are available during both emergencies and routine operation.


Experience and Expertise

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ experience and expertise are shared with customers via a comprehensive portfolio of training sessions, seminars and customized technical support.

Waste Management and Recycling

Responding to customer feedback, regulatory compliance, and the need to adopt more sustainable manufacturing practices, Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories has implemented a range of waste management and recycling practices to reintegrate refractory waste into the economy.