About 70% of all Refractory Products are used un the steel industry.
Raw materials are more & more expensive and scarce.
For this reason Refractory Manufactures find difficult to control the price of their products.
All of this take us in two topics of study:
1.- Recycling of raw materials.
2.- Production of synthetic high valued, raw materials.
Interesting article written by:
F.Richter, H. Seifer “Refractory Raw Materials from the Steel Industry”,refractories worldforum 5 (2013)  83-86