How HWI Revolutionized the Ladle Refractory Market

Jun 10, 2020 / Products

At HarbisonWalker International, we live the iron and steel business. We’ve been leaders and innovators since the beginning. As the inventors of COMANCHE® ladle brick, HWI revolutionized the ladle refractory market.

Dolomite ladles turning to powder during shutdown?

COMANCHE can be a good alternative in times of up-and-down and discontinuous operations. Though no refractories like to experience cooling to room temperature, COMANCHE combines thermal shock resistant raw material with a positive permanent linear change > the reason why it is the #1 HWI material chosen by our customers for start-up of new steel mills in the USA.

  • Resists hydration
  • Resists thermal cycling
  • Prevents barrel cracking
  • Stops steel penetration
  • Prevents heavy slag buildup
  • Promotes cleaner steels
  • Requires no special dryout
  • Requires no mortar
  • Requires no backfill material
  • Requires no half bricks to stagger brick joints
  • Requires no extra lime or lime/spar for slag coating
  • Out performs high alumina and dolomite
  • Matches the performance of magnesia-carbon bricks

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About HarbisonWalker International

With more than 150 years of industry leadership, HarbisonWalker International (HWI) is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company’s international network spans North America, Europe, and Asia, with 19 manufacturing plants, 30 global sourcing centers, and technology facilities in both the United States and China. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.