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HWI has been serving the aluminum industry for over half a century, and today it is one of the top refractory suppliers to the world’s largest aluminum producers. When you choose HWI, you’re choosing quality without compromise.

Every order is backed by aluminum application specialists who form close partnerships with our customers. We design custom solutions, manage inventory, and offer dedicated testing. Our partnerships result in energy savings, increased campaign life, and efficiency within the plant. We stay at the forefront of emerging technology and offer training to all of our customers.

As a primary supplier to some of the world’s largest aluminum producers, HWI has the process knowledge, proven refractory products, and solutions that deliver energy savings, increased campaign life, and efficiency within a primary aluminum plant. Our customized refractory linings are used in all key primary aluminum production areas: carbon anode baking furnaces, pot linings, casthouse furnaces, and metal transportation. Our proven refractory product line of brick and monolithics provides the highest performance in the most severe environments.

HWI addresses the increased demand for recycled aluminum with advanced solutions that increase production efficiency and service life of your continuous high-temperature operation. We offer a full portfolio of firebrick linings, including our industry standard ALCOR® 32 and DV-38®, as well as monolithic refractory options to perform in the most severe conditions in the secondary aluminum process.

Since our integration with Calderys, HWI customers now benefit from an overall broadened portfolio including Calderys’ range of solutions designed specifically for contact with aluminum to over 1,500 major OEMs and end-users in more than 70 countries on five continents.

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Proven Refractory Products:


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Calderys Offerings:

  • Calderys is a world leader in monolithic refractories for the aluminum industry.
  • Click here to see more on Calderys’ aluminum industry services.


  • Dedicated sales personnel ready to respond 24/7/365
  • Manufacturing plants producing refractory products throughout North America
  • Strategically placed distribution 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



Product SDS
AL CLEAN A-94 A 95% alumina porous plug English
ALCOR® An 80% alumina, phosphate bonded brick English
ALCOR® 32 An 80% alumina, phosphate bonded brick with an alumina metal penetration inhibitor English
ALCOR® 60 A cured, phosphate bonded high alumina brick, non-wetting to aluminum metal English
ARMORKAST 80AL C ADTECH® An 80% alumina, aluminum resistant, coarse aggregate castable
ARMORLITE® 85AL An aluminum resistant, 85lb/ft3, insulating castable
ARMORTECH 65AL A 65% alumina, aluminum resistant, dense castable
ARMORTECH 65AL C A 65% alumina, aluminum resistant, coarse aggregate castable
ARMORTECH 65AL ON-LINE A 65% alumina, aluminum resistant, fast-curing castable
CLIPPER® DP A super duty fireclay brick
CORAL® BP A burned, phosphate bonded 80% alumina brick
DV-38® An 80% alumina, burned, phosphate bonded brick
EXPRESS® ARMORKAST 80 AL MAX An 80% alumina, aluminum resistant, free flowing castable
GREENGUN®-85 P PLUS An 85% alumina, phosphate bonded gunning plastic
GREENKLEEN®-60 PLUS A 60% alumina, andalusite containing low cement castable
GREENLITE®-45-L AL PLUS A 2500oF rated lightweight castable with resistance to molten aluminum
GREENSET®-85 P An 80% alumina, phosphate bonded mortar
H-W ES CASTABLE C AL A fireclay, aluminum resistant, coarse aggregate castable
HPV®-ESX CASTABLE A fused silica castable designed for thermal shock resistance
KALA® A 50% alumina brick
KALA® HPC CHECKERS A 50% alumina brick
KALAKAST AR® ADTECH® A 60% alumina castable designed for alkali resistance English
KAST-O-LITE® 22 G PLUS A 2200°F rated lightweight gunning mix
KAST-O-LITE® 22 PLUS A 2200°F rated lightweight castable
KAST-O-LITE® 30 LI PLUS a 3000°F, low iron, insulating castable
PLASTECH® 85P STD An 85% alumina, phosphate bonded plastic refractory
UFALA® A 60% alumina brick shape
UFALA® A 60% alumina brick shape
ULTRA-EXPRESS® 70 AL A 70% alumina, free-flowing, ultra-low cement dense castable
ULTRA-GREEN® 45 A 45% alumina, low cement castable
VERSA-TECH 55 AR HS PLUS A low cement, alkali resistant castable
VERSA-TECH MW 55 AR PLUS A low cement, lower density, alkali resistant castable English
VERSAFLOW® 57A PLUS An andalusite containing, low-cement castable
VERSAFLOW® 65/AL C ADTECH® A 65% alumina, low-cement castable
VERSAFLOW® 70 C PLUS A 70% alumina, coarse aggregate, low-cement castable English
VERSAFLOW® 70AL SC PLUS A 70% alumina, low-cement castable with silicon carbide and molten aluminum metal resistance English
VERSAFLOW® 80 C PLUS An 80% alumina, coarse aggregate, low-cement castable

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