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Iron & Steel

Innovative solutions along the whole value chain

Challenges & Solutions

iron and steel

Imerys adds value and optimizes performance in metal production markets worldwide along the whole value chain.

We offer a wide range of innovative, bespoke natural and synthetic mineral solutions, consulting services and turnkey solution concepts for the metal industries, from engineered raw materials to refractory linings and the Imerys Autogetmatic Flux Feeding System.

Our cutting-edge products are vital enablers for continuous steel casting; our refractory solutions are gold-standards worldwide; while our foundry business is at the forefront of the green sand molding segment.

From world-renowned steel-casting flux brands like Accutherm® and Melubir®, to our benchmark refractory brand CALDE® for the Iron & Steel industry, to our Envibond® emissions reduction product and Riko® foundry waste-stream process, Imerys provides solutions across the whole metal production chain.

Whether it be finding innovations that protect the environment, protect the health and safety of the industry’s workers, increase productivity, improve cost-effectiveness or reduce downtime, our market-driven solutions have always led to long-term partnerships with our customers based on trust and transparency.

And with a global network of industry experts, and mines and plants in over 30 countries, we can offer a local approach to customer service, provide fast response times and ensure reliable supply for decades to come.

  • Developing solutions to enable production of lighter, stronger steels for automotive markets
  • Adapting to the ongoing digitalization of the industry
  • Continuing to innovate in a fast-paced, competitive market
Automatic feeding of granulated casting fluxes on our casting lines has enhanced safety and improved cast strand quality. It is eco-friendly and cost-efficient. The Imerys equipment has excelled in terms of availability, and requires little maintenance.
Josef Mörtl
Process Engineer Slab Production B2B, Voestalpine Stahl
employees supporting the Iron & Steel market
countries with mines and plants serving the Iron & Steel industry
Imerys casting flux formulations for steel of all shapes and speeds

Business Success

World-class solutions for valued customers

Imerys worked in partnership with Russian firm NTMK Nizshnly Tagil on a new blast furnace deep in the icy Ural Federal District. During the installation process, our team found a solution to warm up the inside of the blast furnace from -25°C to +25°C to provide optimum conditions for the installation of our Spraycast refractory solution.  This favorable environment, coupled with our expertise, meant the solution was installed and reached optimum performance in record time and well ahead of schedule.  With Imerys expertise and support, the NTMK blast furnace is now one of only two mills in the world to produce high-vanadium iron at a rate of 7,000 tons a year.

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