IRMA stands for the Indian Refractory Makers
Association. It is the national organization for the refractory
manufacturing companies in India. It was set up in 1958 and completed
its golden jubilee in 2008.
There are currently 75 manufacturing units in the membership of IRMA.
These units produce a wide range of insulating, abrasion- resistant and
corrosion-resistant refractories, ranging from firebricks, insulating
refractories to a wide variety of high alumina, silica, magnesite and
These products are regularly used in the construction and operation of
steel plant blast furnaces, coke ovens, basic oxygen furnaces and
electric arc furnaces, cement rotary kilns, glass melting furnaces,
non-ferrous metal smelters, petrochemical plants and so on.
In addition, there are 26 Associate member companies producing raw
materials, additives/binders, equipment and testing apparatus, and
consultancy agencies used by the refractories industry.
IRMA provides a range of advisory and representational services to its
members. It also extends information and data-bank services on
refractories specifications, applications in different kilns and
furnaces to others interested.
To know more about refractories from India having high temperature
insulating properties and able to withstand erosion and corrosion in
different types of kilns and furnaces, check out the