Problems and Prospects of the Refractory Market in Russia. A Comment on the Actual Situation

Problems and Prospects of the Refractory Market in Russia. A Comment on the Actual Situation Refractories and Industrial Ceramics Vol. 43, Nos.5–6, 2002 PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF THE REFRACTORY MARKET IN RUSSIA. A COMMENT ON THE ACTUAL SITUATION 1 1 O. V. Bogdan and G. A. Voskresenskii Translated from Ogneupory i Tekhnicheskaya Keramika, No. 6, pp. 24 – 27, June, 2002. The refractory products commercially available in Rus- facturers of zirconium-based refractories. Some 80% of bad- sia are mainly manufactured from magnesite, dinas, high- deleyite concentrate available from the Kovdorskii Mining alumina, chamotte, quartzite, aluminosilicate, silica, peri- and Dressing Work as a by-product goes for export (about clase, mullite corundum, and some other materials. In ap 5 thousand tonsyear). pearance, the end products are classified into shaped (for ex Judging from the world experience, promising for com- ample, brick) and unshaped (powders and mixtures). mercial recovery may be titanium-zirconium placers that A point to be noted is that most commercial refractories mainly occur in the European part of Russia and in Western are interchangeable, which provides grounds for considering Siberia. the market of refractory materials a single economic entity. The structure of production of magnesia refractories in For example, ladle refractories for the lining of steel-teaming Russia is far from perfect and, in a Refractories and Industrial Ceramics Springer Journals

Problems and Prospects of the Refractory Market in Russia. A Comment on the Actual Situation

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Materials Science; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials; Materials Science, general; Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Materials
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