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No other group of products is of such central importance in industrial manufacturing processes as refractories. Refractories are used everywhere high process and synthesis temperatures are needed: you can’t see them, but they’re everywhere.

 

 

Standards development on a global level

Working in cooperation with the Verband der Deutschen Feuerfest-Industrie e.V. (Association of the German Refractories Industry), we take an active part in drawing up industrial and testing standards. We support the German interests of the standards committee for material testing in the Deutschen Institut für Normung (DIN – German Standards Institute) in dealings with the international standards committees CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation) and ISO (from the Greek “isos” meaning equal - International Organization for Standardization).

 

Progress calls for sound knowledge

For over 25 years we have maintained a database comprising one of the most extensive collections of specialist literature worldwide and archiving over 70 % of the global publications on refractories and ceramics. In addition, we maintain a patent database that records details of all German (DE), European (EP) and worldwide (WO) patents and is available for anyone interested.