Refractories and Raw Materials

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Asturias is one of the regions with the highest consumption and production of refractories. As such it hosts a large number of manufacturers of these materials, some of them world-renowned multinational companies. It also has a great tradition in the production of mineral raw materials.

For the last 20 years ITMA has been researching the improvement of refractory materials and mineral raw materials and is one of the few European technological centres specialized in this field. The specialities of the Area of refractory products and raw materials include:

  • Conforming Refractories
  • Non conforming Refractories
  • Raw materials and waste recycling
  • Construction Materials

Refractory Clusters

The area coordinates the Cluster de Refractarios of Asturias A.I.E.(CRAIE). The CRAIE is an Economic Interest Group whose aim is to promote innovation and technological development in the refractory sector.

Furthermore, ITMA investigated on ceramics.

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