Big thanks to the UNITECR 2023 organisers for putting on a terrific show last week.
It was fabulous to meet our customers, contacts, & make new friends from the refractories world.
IMFORMED thanks all those who stopped by our stand, attended the recycling panel, and Mike O’Driscoll’s presentation “Squaring the Circle: Recycling Refractory Minerals – Challenges & Opportunities”.
Refractories Recycling Panel
Dr Andus Buhr, Global Technical Director, Almatis & President, UNITECR 2023: “Recycling of refractories was discussed in a panel of experts at UNITECR2023 in Frankfurt.
Leandro Schöttler, Mike O´Driscoll, Helge Jansen, Karl-Michael Zettl, Rinus Siebring, and Nenad Tanasic addressed important aspects in recycling.
Close cooperation in regional value chains and transparency between suppliers and users of refractories are required. With appropriate measures for selective collection and purification, spent refractories are high value materials which also help to reduce the carbon footprint of refractory products.
The design of refractory lining concepts shall already include opportunities for recycling, e.g. prevent ‘over-designed’ solutions adding too much complexity in using the spent material afterwards.”
Additionally to your superb summary, I would underline the consensus in this mixed round we had, that we still are far away from the limits of using circular raw materials (CRM) and that recycling clearly makes sense for all users of refractory products with reducing the carbon footprint and saving landfill space.
Greensteel, decarbonisation and circularity cannot be reconciled with the old fashioned phrase ‘if virgin raw materials (VRM) are cheap, recycling doesn’t make sense’, with the CRM has an up to 40 (!!) times lower footprint than the VRM.”
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“Squaring the Circle: Recycling Refractory Minerals – Challenges & Opportunities”
Coming up in 2024…
Hot dates for hot refractories topics!
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Co-organised by ANFRE, Spain (National Association of Manufacturers of Refractories, Materials and Related Services) and IMFORMED, this will be a stimulating conference focusing on key aspects of the refractory raw materials industry and enabling an excellent networking platform.
The latest trends & developments in recycling refractories & other waste sources for industrial minerals, including mine tailings, slag, ash, batteries, waste water, construction etc.
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The conference for all those active in the global development, supply, processing, logistics, and market application of magnesia minerals.
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Evaluating China’s refractory raw materials supply and demand for domestic and export markets. We are delighted to be planning a return to China with a Forum after a five-year absence.
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