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HarbisonWalker International (HWI) provides the largest refractory manufacturing capacity to the glass industry in North America. Over 85 years of research and development in the glass market have enabled us to pioneer innovative glass solutions.

Our refractory products provide a competitive edge. We are the only manufacturer to offer CENTAUR technology, a combo-cast block that provides the highest-performing protection while remaining economical. We also introduced JADE®, the first high-thermal shock resistance for hot repairs. JADE® continues to help customers save energy in electric furnaces.

Our dedicated glass application specialists build custom solutions, trouble-shoot issues, develop technical papers, conduct refractories training, and offer a range of consultation services.

Industry brochure: Refractory Solutions for Glass

Proven Refractory Products:

TZB®, VISION®, SERV®, ZIRMUL®, and JADE®

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Availability:

  • Dedicated sales personnel ready to respond 24/7/365
  • 19 manufacturing plants producing refractory products in North America, Europe, and Asia
  • 30 North American global sourcing centers providing one of the quickest response times in the refractory industry
    • Usually shipping with same-day or next-day delivery
    • Staging and shipping to anywhere in the world
    • Ready-to-ship inventory of our best-selling refractories

Global Projects & Engineering:

  • Specialists in new projects offering a range of services, from refractory product supplier all the way to full installation partner
    • Greenfield construction
    • Manufacturing and plant modernization
  • Serving the advanced engineering needs of existing facilities
    • End-to-end delivery of refractories: drawings, products, and installation
    • Strong conceptual drawing capabilities with meticulous attention to detail

Installation, Service, & Support:

  • Support from HWI’s network of premier contractor/installers
  • Available benefits of a Value-Added Service (VAS) team:
    • Single-source responsibility that delivers cost savings
    • Just-in-time delivery of refractory materials, ensuring the freshest product on the jobsite
    • Inventory solutions
    • Quick response times, minimizing outages and downtime
    • More in-depth knowledge of your business, yielding the best refractory solutions
    • Embedded HWI team members and resources at your site
  • Our Advanced Technology and Research Center is the largest facility in the United States devoted to refractory development, quality assurance, and failure analysis.

Education & Training:

  • Ongoing educational seminars at our Advanced Technology and Research Center
  • Customized, on-site training for customers upon request
  • Webcasts and video training modules upon request

Emisshield® Proves Its Worth.

Now in over 100 furnaces worldwide, Emisshield® works hard to minimize heat loss and increase efficiency. And HarbisonWalker International is the glass industry’s exclusive distributor of Emisshield®. HWI also provides in-house installation services for all Emisshield coatings.*

*Emisshield® coatings are manufactured by Emisshield, Inc.. Emisshield® is a registered trademark of Emisshield, Inc.

 

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AZTECH DC A sintered alumina-zirconia-silica cast shape with 35% zirconia
CLIPPER® DP A super duty fireclay brick
CRYLA® XXL A large format, alumina-silica brick
GEM® A high alumina, fused mullite brick English
GEM® GC A fused mullite brick available in large format and complex shapes English
GREENCAST®-94 F PLUS A 94% alumina, low silica castable
GREENLITE® DC Insulating brick available in large format and complex shapes
GREENTHERM 23 LI A 2300°F rated insulating firebrick
GREENTHERM 25 LI A 2500°F rated insulating firebrick
GREENTHERM 26 LI A 2600°F rated insulating firebrick
GREENTHERM 28 LI A 2800°F rated insulating firebrick
GREENTHERM 30 LI A 3000°F rated insulated firebrick
GREFCON® 98 T A 98% alumina, low-cement, low-moisture castable
HORIZON DC A 35% zirconia, AZS Shape
INSBOARD 2800 HD A 2800°F High Density Vacuum-Formed Ceramic Fiber Board English
INSBOARD 3000 A 3000°F High Alumina Vacuum-Formed Ceramic Fiber Board English
INSBOARD-S 2300°F Low Density Vacuumed-Formed Soluble Fiber Board
INSWOOL ROPES and BRAIDS INSWOOL® ROUND BRAID
INSWOOL ROPES and BRAIDS INSWOOL® ROUND BRAID
INSWOOL® 3000 PAPER 3000°F High-purity Alumina-Silica Ceramic Fiber Paper - Organic English
INSWOOL® 880 PAPER A 2600°F Alumina-Silica Ceramic Fiber Paper - Inorganic
INSWOOL®-HP BLANKET 8# A 2300°F rated, alumina silica ceramic fiber blanket
INSWOOL®-HP BULK 2300°F Alumina-Silica Ceramic Fiber Bulk
INSWOOL®-HTZ BLANKET 8# A 2600°F rated, alumina silica zirconia ceramic fiber blanket
INSWOOL®-HTZ BULK 2600°F Alumina-Silica-Zirconia Ceramic Fiber Bulk
INSWOOL®-S PAPER A 2300°F Silica-Magnesia Soluble Fiber Paper English
JADE® 30 An alumina-chrome brick with 30% chrome
JADE® 30 DC An alumina-chrome shape with 30% chrome with thermal shock resistance available in large and complex shapes English
JADE® 50 DCX An alumina-chrome shape with 50% chrome with thermal shock resistance available in large and complex shapes
JADE® 52 XL An alumina-chrome brick with 52% chrome
JADE® 95 DC An alumina-chrome shape with 92% chrome with thermal shock resistance available in large and complex shapes
JADECAST® 30 A low-moisture, chromia-alumina castable
JADECAST® 50 A low-moisture, chromia-alumina castable
JADECAST® 95 A low-moisture, chromia-alumina castable English
JADESHOT 50 A 50% chrome shotcrete material
KALA® A 50% alumina brick
KORUNDAL XD® A 90% alumina, mullite bonded brick with low porosity
KX-99® A high fired, super duty fireclay brick
MIZZOU® CASTABLE PLUS A 3000°F rated high alumina castable
NARCON® MZA CASTABLE An alumina-zirconia-silica castable English
NARMAG® 50 DBRG A magnesia chrome burned brick English
NARMAG® 98B A 98% magnesia, burned brick English
NARMAG® MORTAR HEAT SET A basic mortar English
NARMAG® VZ A magnesia zirconia burned brick English
NIKE 60 AR A 60% alumina, andalusite containing brick
NIKE S65W A High Alumina (65%)/Andalusite, High Purity Brick
NIKE S65W DC A 66% alumina, Sintered Mullite Brick Shape
NIKE S65W GC A high purity,66% alumina, mullite brick available in large format and complex shapes
NIKE S75 A High Alumina (75%)/Andalusite, High Purity Brick English
NIKE S75 HF A 74% Alumina, High Fired Mullite Brick English
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SERV® 16 An alumina-chrome brick with 16% chrome
SERV® 30 An alumina-chrome brick with 30% chrome
SERV® 30 DC An alumina-chrome brick with 30% chrome available in large format and complex shapes
SERV® 50 DCX A fired, alumina-chrome shape with 50% chrome available in large format and complex shapes
SERV® 52 XL An alumina-chrome brick with 50% chrome
SERV® 95 An alumina-chrome brick with 92% chrome
SERV® 95 DC An alumina-chrome brick with 92% chrome available in large format and complex shapes
SHAMROCK® 296 RAM A chemically-bonded chrome-alumina tamping mix
SHAMROCK® 30 RAM A chemically-bonded 30% chrome-alumina tamping mix
SHAMROCK® 391-TR MORTAR An alumina-chrome mortar English
SHAMROCK® 392 DRY MORTAR A dry, phosphate bonded, alumina-chrome mortar
SHAMROCK® 394 DRY MORTAR A dry, heat-setting, alumina-chrome mortar
SHOTKAST® FS A high-purity, fused-silica, shotcast castable
SHOTKAST® TAB A high purity alumina patch material
SUPER NARMAG® B A 98% magnesia, burned brick
SUPER NARMAG® HF A magnesia, burned brick English
TAMAX® A High-Alumina (70%)/High-Purity Mullite Brick English
TAMUL® A High-Alumina (68%)/Mullite Brick English
TASIL® 301 TR MORTAR An air-setting, high alumina mortar English
TASIL® 317 MORTAR A dry, air-setting, high alumina mortar
TAYCOR® 245-D RAM MIX A high-alumina ram mix English
TAYCOR® 248 RAM A heat-setting, high-alumina ram mix English
TAYCOR® 342 DRY MORTAR A dry, 96% alumina mortar English
TAYCOR® 414-FH HYDROCAST A dense, high-alumina, fine-grained castable
TAYCOR® M DC A 99% alumina fired shape English
TAYLOR ZIRCON® GC A zircon brick available in large format and complex shapes English
TIGER® AZS 33 VF A 33% zirconia, fused cast brick
TIGER® AZS 41 VF A 41% zirconia, fused cast brick
TIGER® Z95 A 95% zirconia, fused cast brick English
TUFLINE® 98 DM A 98% alumina brick designed for thermal shock resistance English
TZ® 150 PATCH A zircon bearing patch
TZ® 351 DRY MORTAR A zircon mortar English
TZ® 352 DRY MORTAR A zircon-based dry mortar English
TZ® 452 CASTABLE A corundum-resistant, zircon castable English
TZ® 717-W RAM MIX A zircon bearing ram mix
TZ® 748 RAM MIX A zircon bearing, heat-setting, ram mix
TZB® A 66% zirconia brick
UFALA® XCR A 60% Alumina - Andulsite Brick Shape English
VEGA A type-A, super duty silica brick English
VEGABOND A dry, heat-setting, super duty silica mortar English
VEGALITE A lightweight silica brick English
VISION® A corrosion resistant alumina zirconia silica brick
VISION® TILE An alumina zirconia silica brick
VISTA® An alkali resistant alumina zirconia silica brick
ZIRMUL® An alumina zirconia silica brick
ZIRMUL® 160 PATCH An alumina-zirconia-silica patch
ZIRMUL® 362 MORTAR An alumina-zirconia-silica mortar
ZIRMUL® DC An alumina zirconia silica brick available in large format and complex shapes
ZIRMULCAST An alumina zirconia silica castable English
ZRX® An alumina zirconia silica brick English

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Spotlight

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    On June 8th, HWI broke ground for construction of its new, state-of-the-art monolithic refractories manufacturing facility. >
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    On June 15th, 2017 HWI hosted its Third Annual Junior Acheivement Bowl-A-Thon. We would like to thank all of our sponsors who helped make this such a successful event. >