The steelmaking process, where molten iron becomes solid steel, involves several stages of thermal and chemical treatment requiring a variety of refractory linings that are compatible with many application conditions.


These linings must have excellent resistance to steel and basic slag corrosion, as well as high thermal shock and oxidation resistance.


Saint-Gobain services this market with innovative refractories solutions that present high performances and contribute to enhanced steel quality.

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Steel Ladle


Already the most versatile vessel in a steel shop, the steel ladle has become increasingly important due to secondary refining process requirements.


A steel ladle is also the piece of equipment that consumes the largest amount of refractories in a steel shop, making design optimization essential for cost reduction, energy management and ensuring steel quality.


Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories employs current Japanese technologies, ensuring its solutions can withstand the most aggressive operating conditions while being tailor-made to meet the specific needs of each customer

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High corrosion resistance
Optimized design

Steel Ladle Products Presentation

Product Characteristics Application Benefits
Carbon Free (Bricks / castable) Al2O3-MgO Metal Line Extremely lower energy loss
Lower carbon pick up
High corrosion resistance       
Low Carbon Magnesia-carbon MgO-C Slag Line Extremely lower energy loss
Lower carbon pick up
High corrosion resistance   
Gunning mixes MgO (silicate bonded)
MgO (phosphate bonded)
Cold and hot repair High performance
High Adhesion
Low rebound 
Resin Free MgO-C / Al2O3-MgO-C Slag Line / Metal Line Lower energy loss
Lower toxic emissions
Resin Bonded MgO-C / Al2O3-MgO-C Slag Line / Metal Line High Corrosion resistance 
High Erosion resistance 
High Oxidation resistance 
High Spalling resistance 



Can a refractory solution from Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories be responsive to changing steel ladle requirements?

Steelmaking operating and process conditions are highly dynamic with changes naturally occurring over time.

During the steel ladle operation, technical staff from Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories work in partnership with customers to identify and anticipate changes required to improve and optimize projects for future deliveries.

This guarantees that the project provided to the customer is regularly updated to ensure the best benefits and performance.

Can Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories develop custom refractory solutions for unique operating conditions?

Yes. Before proposing a refractory solution, a team of experienced engineers and specialists will work closely with the customer to ascertain their needs, operating conditions and requirements. Technical staff will visit customer plants if required, analyzing existing processes to precisely identify all requirements before presenting the customer with a suitable refractory solution.

How do Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ solutions help to improve steel ladle service life and performance?

Brick-based and monolithic refractory solutions are developed in-house or with a trusted international technology partner. Solutions are developed using the most advanced technology available, ensuring all necessary characteristics and properties for optimum steel ladle performance and service life.


Ladle Bottom Design for Optimized Steel Flow and Metallic Yield

During the steelmaking process, the liquid metal is poured from the converter into the ladle. The ladle
undergoes metallurgical treatments for chemical

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Ladle Bottom Design for Optimized Steel Flow and Metallic Yield
C-free Refractory for Reducing the Steel Ladle Energy Consumption

Numerical Analysis and In-sity Measurements

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Matrix Engineered ULC High Alumna-Spinel Castable Developments

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