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The 7th India International Refractories Congress (IREFCON08) was organized in Kolkata from 7th - 9th February 2008.

Congress Theme: Drive For Refractories Solutions

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Michael Rigaud, Univ. of Montreal, Canada (Lecture Topic: New Horizons in Refractories Development & Applications)

The Theme Lecturers were

  • Dr. Amit Chatterjee (Tata Steel Ltd) ~ Refractories for Iron Making & Steel Making

  • Dr. Stephen Pirker (RHI) ~  Refractories for Steel Making & Secondary Refining

  • Dr. Tsuneo Kayama (Krosaki Harima Corporation) ~ Flow Control Refractories

  • Prof. C.G. Aneziris (Univ. of Frieberg) ~ Recent Trends in Refractories R&D

  • Prof. George Oprea (Univ. of British Columbia) ~ Refractories for Non-ferrous Industries

  • Dr. Andreas Buhr (Almatis) ~ Latest Development in Refractory Monolithics

  • Dr. Christopher Parr (Kerneos SA) ~ Advances in Refractories Aluminate Binders/Additives for High Performance Monolithic Castables

  • Prof. F. Golestanifard (Iran Univ. of Science & Technology) ~ Refractory Research, Education & Market in Iran

  • Dr. R.K. Sinha (Tata Refractories Ltd) ~ Emerging Trends in Refractories Raw Materials

Around 450 delegates from 10 different countries participated in IREFCON08.

The following companies were sponsors of IREFCON08:

  • Almatis

  • Calderys India

  • Dalmia Refractories

  • Damrec

  • Eirich Transweigh

  • Elkem India

  • Kerneos S.A.

  • Krosaki Harima Corporation

  • M N Dastur & Co.

  • Magus (China)

  • Maithan Ceramics Ltd.

  • OCL India Ltd

  • Orind Special Refractories

  • Possehl India

  • Premier Periclase

  • Sacmi Imola

The following companies took part in IREFCON 08 Exhibition

  • Ace Refractories Ltd.

  • Allentown Technologies

  • Almatis

  • Carborandum Universal

  • Eirich

  • Elkem

  • Kerneos S.A.

  • Laeis GmbH

  • Thermal Ceramics (Murugappa Morgan)

  • National Mineral Development Corporation

  • Orind Special Refractories

  • Possehl India

  • Rutgers Chemicals

  • Sacmi Imola

  • Sarvesh Refractories

  • Toshniwal Brothers

  • Velco

  • Vesuvius India Ltd

  • Visva Vishal Engineering Ltd

Click here to download the complete programme schedule of IREFCON08.

Click here to view the IREFCON08 photo gallery.


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