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Dates: 1st to 4th February, 2012
Venue: Hotel Taj Bengal, Kolkata, INDIA

Congress Theme: Value Creation Through Refractories

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Victor C. Pandolfelli, Federal Univ. of Sao Carlos, Brazil


""IREFCON 12 was after the UNITECR meetings the second largest meeting of refractory experts in recent years. (Refractories Worldforum, Issue No.  2 (2012) pp no. 60)


  • Present Trends Of Refractory Usage In Japan (Speaker: Tsuneo Kayama, Krosaki Harima Corpn.)

  • Latest Development in Novel Nitride Bonded Refractories (Speaker:  Prof. S. Zhang, Univ. Of Sheffield)

  • Modern Blast Furnace Design & Expectations from Refractory Makers (Speaker: D. Roy, Bengal Engineering and Science Univ.)

  • Importance of Tailoring Microstructure & Phase Aggregate in Refractory (Speaker:  Prof. I. Manna, CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute)

  • Refractory Selection in the Modern Steel Industry: A Holistic Approach (Speaker:  Patrick Tassot, Calderys SA)

  • Possibilities of getting an optimized balanced lining in steel ladles, (Speaker: Ferdinand Schuessler, RHI AG)

  • Nano-engineered Refractories :An Innovative Approach (Speaker: S. Adak, TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd.

  • Raw Material Strategy for Self Sufficiency of India (Speaker: G. Banerjee, IFGL Refractories Ltd.)

  • Refractories Selection For Cement Industry: (Speaker: I.N. Chakraborty, Ace Calderys Ltd.)

  • Low Bio-Persistent fibres as an alternative to Refractory Ceramic Fibre high temperature insulation (Speaker: Robin Mottram, Thermal Ceramics Plc)


  • New Calcium Aluminates for the Next Generation of Refractory Monolithics (Speaker: Chris Parr, Kerneos S.A.)

  • Assessment of High Alumina Refractories by Phase Diagram Evaluations (Speaker: Andus Buhr, Almatis)

  • Micro Silica Gel Bond For Explosion Proof Castables (Speaker: B. Myhre, Elkem S.A.)

  • Process Modelling & Optimization: Application in Steel Making, (Speaker: Prof. D. Mazumdar, IIT, Kanpur)

  • Perspective of Refractory Education in 21st Century, Prof. Saikat Maitra, (Speaker: Govt. College of Engg. & Ceramic Technology)

Short Course on Designing Thermal Shock Resistant Refractory Bricks & Castables

Course Conducted by: Prof. Victor C. Pandolfelli, Federal Univ. of Sao Carlos, Brazil
Organized By: IREFCON12 & Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

Click here to download the outline of the short course.

  • Almatis Alumina (P) Ltd.
  • Associated Ceramics Ltd.
  • Hi Tech Chemicals (P) Ltd.
  • Imerys Minerals (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kerneos SA
  • Orind Special Refractories Ltd.
  • Qmag Ltd.
  • TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd.
  • Vishva Vishal Engineering Ltd.
  • ACE Calderys
  • Bajaj Associates
  • Carborundum Universal Ltd.
  • Elkem South Asia Pvt. Ltd.
  • IFGL Refractories Ltd.
  • M.N. Dastur & Co. Pvt. Ltd.
  • Maithan Ceramics Ltd.
  • OCL India Ltd.
  • Refratechnik Steel GmbH
  • Trimex Sands Pvt. Ltd.


  • Ace CalderysLtd.

  • Allentown Shotcrete Technology

  • Almatis Alumina Pvt. Ltd.

  • Ami Refractorihold

  • Bombay Minerals

  • Elkem S.A.

  • Forace Polymers

  • Hi-Tech Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.

  • Imerys Refractory Minerals India

  • Kerneos S.A.

  • Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich Gmbh

  • Orind Special Refractories

  • Padmaja Inc

  • Sacmi/Laeis/Reidhammer

  • Sarvesh Refractories Ltd.

  • Shandong Shenquan

  • Sinosteel Luoyang Institute of Refractories Research

  • TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd.

  • Velco Gmbh

  • Zen International (Rutgers Chemicals)

Media Partner: Iron & Steel Review

  • Click here to download the IREFCON2012 programme folder

  • Click here to download the Keynote Address of Prof. V.C. Pandolfelli

  • Click here to view the photo gallery of IREFCON12


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