In the refractory-consuming industry, increasing lining lifetime and decreasing downtime is the name of the game. Sometimes, that means going for more highly engineered or higher grade materials, but you can also achieve better performance by utilizing the intrinsic properties of minerals and additives to keep those destructive mechanisms at bay. This month, we look at how hydrophobicity, or non-wetting materials, help improve refractory performance in various industries. Listen in to learn what that means, how it works, and where it’s used. And when you want to learn more, reach out to us at Technical-Marketing@ThinkHWI.com.
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HWI (HarbisonWalker International) is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States, with a history that spans more than 150 years. Acquired in February 2023 by Platinum Equity, it is now part of Calderys and is the brand for the Americas region of the Group.
HWI counts 25 manufacturing sites and 20 global sourcing centers in the Americas, as well as the largest refractory industry research facility in North America. 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.
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