Gunnable Refractories for BOF
system approach to refractories is best demonstrated in the Basic
Oxygen Furnace (BOF) Converter. We have been instrumental in maintaining
the only BOF in the world to surpass 60,000 heats, and most recently,
to construct the first ever fully monolithic BOF. In each case, our
innovative spirit, and customer commitment is clearly demonstrated.
Our refractory systems and technologies have been
combined over the past quarter century to yield the highest
productivity, lowest cost, steel making BOF Converters in the world. We
combine the laser distance measurement technology of LaCam®
systems with high performance magnesia gunning materials and unique
shotcrete products, robust proprietary application equipment, and a
dedicated team of steel mill service professionals. The result builds
value for our customers around the world.
As the steel industry continues to globalize and
consolidate, we believe our position of increasing productivity, and
lowering cost, will be enhanced over time. Our commitment to the global
steel industry is growing with our Suzhou China plant start up in 2006.
We also continue to focus on other developing economies around the