High Resistance Minerals
An innovative offer
Through its global footprint, unique and extensive raw materials base and well mastered processing technologies, the Minerals for Refractories activity holds a unique and leading global position. Its broad product portfolio enables it to offer several combinations of functional properties which support the industry’s thirst for constant per formance enhancement in terms of refractoriness, refractoriness under load, thermal shock resistance, thermal conductivity, resistance to various chemical attacks, creep resistance, corrosion resistance, etc.
The Fused Minerals activity is the worldwide leader in specialty applications such as abrasives, refractories, technical ceramics, heating elements for the iron & steel, automotive, industrial equipment and construction markets. It benefits from a unique fusion technology and know-how, which are key to control critical functional properties of its minerals, such as abrasive efficiency, durability, heat dissipation, opacity, colour etc.
The C.A.R.R.D., the business group research & development center based in Austria, provides its refractory and investment casting customers with innovative solutions. Its know-how allows for the development of new mineral solutions and innovations such as sintered rods, a new shaped abrasive with increased grinding performance.
Front-rank market positions
- World #1 in alumino-silicate minerals for refractories
- World #1 in fused minerals for abrasives
- World #1 in fused zirconia
Sales 2013654 M€
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