Significant Trends in the Refractory Industry in 2020

Nov 16, 2020 / In the News

Refractory industry advancements in 2020 have been greatly influenced by the continued development of global economic diversification. Significant refractory industry trends have emerged as a result of this progress.

The demand to increase refractory efficiencies is driving the development of new products and processes. Sharing important technical knowledge and experience across the industry is vital to the continued growth of all WRA member companies.

Sourcing raw materials is another significant trend that has put pressure on refractory companies. A noteworthy trend is the continued growth of the Asian refractory market due to its abundance of rich raw materials resources, along with its investment environment and market capacity.

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