Refractory materials play an important role in supporting various industries. "Refractories" are the only materials able to withstand temperatures as high as 2,000 degrees and simultaneously retain cost-effectiveness. These qualities make refractories indispensable materials for a wide variety of industries that use ultrahigh-temperature energy. Such industries include materials industries making iron, nonferrous metals, glass, cement, and petrochemical products; energy industries producing electric power and the like; and sanitary-ware industries manufacturing porcelain/ceramic products, titles, and bathroom/toilet fixtures. Refractory materials also play an important role in processing of various kinds of wastes, the by-products of our rapidly advancing modern society, in large quantities. Depending on the waste type and incineration method, various refractory materials are required for incinerators.
Found on June 25, 1903, Shinagawa Refractories Co., Ltd. manufactures refractory materials of every description with state-of-the-art production facilities, streamlined manufacturing processes, and thorough quality control systems, to meet the needs of the industrial world, primarily for steelmakers. The Company also produces mold powder, ceramic fiber, fine ceramics products, and provides design, construction, maintenance services for industrial furnaces, and technology licensing to overseas steelmakers as well.