What is the Purpose of Using Refractories?
Per the World Refractories Association, refractories are “essential protectants for all heat-intensive manufacturing processes, including iron and steelmaking, cement production, glass, ceramics, aluminum, and nonferrous metals, paper and pulp, petrochemical processing, power production, and waste incineration. Without refractories, these industries and their products would not exist.”
Refractory products enable our customers to produce metals and other materials safely and effectively in high-temperature or caustic environments, and they protect our customers’ high-cost investments in manufacturing equipment.
HarbisonWalker International provides refractory products for the most intense and challenging refractory applications. From gasifiers to blast furnaces to kilns, our dedicated application specialists provide solutions that keep businesses moving. Whether it’s our people or our high heat products, we’re intensely focused on meeting today’s demands for strength, wear resistance, and insulating properties. So name your refractory requirements. And then count on HWI to deliver superior performance.
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.