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Copper Producing Industries
Magnesita is a long term supplier of refractory materials for the copper industry, including Flash Smelting Furnaces, Converters, Refining Furnaces, Rotating Furnaces, among others.
Magnesita has its own deposits of high purity magnesite and chromite (very high quality due to the low iron content), and utilizes them to manufacture a full line of mag-chrome refractory bricks that deliver world class performance.
Recently, new technologies have allowed the development of refractory materials of very low permeability that are suitable for use in regions of more intense wear, such as converter nozzles and their surroundings. These products provide a long campaign and cost reduction of the equipment as a whole, by balancing lining performance with less costly refractory materials applied in regions of lower wear.
Magnesita has an excellent specialized technical support group for refractory materials related to copper. The group operates together with the customers, evaluating their needs and monitoring the specific operational conditions of each piece of equipment. The joint operation with the customer and the support from Magnesita’s Research and Development Center has promoted the attainment of ever longer refractory campaigns. The result is increasing equipment availability, increased production, and a significant refractory cost reduction.