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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Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories has extensive experience of the range of issues prevalent in this sensitive furnace area and proven expertise in meeting these challenges.
Innovative solutions such as the NORVIBE, NORCAST and NORTOP product ranges have been specifically designed to extend inductor service life by significantly reducing metal penetration and leakage during melting operations.


Is support available around the installation and management of refractory products?

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ skilled and experienced teams are on hand to provide worldwide refractory installation and supervision services, including drying/heating or management of turnkey projects.

Which high alumina refractory mixes should be used for inductor lining when looking to optimize inductor lifetime?

The NORVIBE and NORCAST® range has been specifically designed to be installed around the inductor. The NORVIBE A 122, NORCAST® K 1031 products offer optimized compaction and controlled sintering properties, efficiently protecting the inductor and reducing metal infiltration. In addition, they are easy to install and use the highest quality raw materials to ensure consistent performance while extending furnace campaign life.


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Foundry Iron & Steel - Brochure

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes high performance solutions.

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Foundry Non Ferrous - Brochure

Saint-Gobain well known NORTON® Dry Vibration Monolithics, Castables and even the Ramming Monolithics are used with outstanding success in induction

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