Aug. 3, 2022 - Shinagawa Refractories (Shinagawa), the leading global supplier of refractory solutions, announces that it has signed, on July 1, 2022, a Know-How License Agreement for continuous casting refractory products and services with Anshan Hefeng Refractory Material (Hefeng), one of the most prestigious and well-respected refractory producers in China.
Shinagawa and Hefeng jointly established a mold powders JV, Liaoning Shinagawa Hefeng Metallurgical Material in 2008. Through the JV, Shinagawa and Hefeng have achieved a predominant market share as spraydried mold powders for major steel producers in China.
“Shinagawa is fully committed to supporting essential industries worldwide, and this Agreement with Hefeng accelerates further enhancement of our proximity for customers in China. This Agreement is particularly targeted at the world’s largest steel producing country, and, more than ever, Shinagawa is ready to serve all the needs of refractory solution for high quality steel,” commented Masayuki Negishi, Division Manager of Shinagawa Overseas Business Planning.
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About Shinagawa Refractories Co., Ltd.
Shinagawa Refractories, a Japanese company, headquartered in Tokyo, is one of the largest refractory suppliers in the world. Since its establishment in 1875 as a first private fire brick company in Japan, Shinagawa has always retained passion and commitment to quality and continues to enhance 147 years of refractory expertise. With a focus on “Proximity,” the company places the greatest importance on pursuing improvements and providing one-of-a-kind solutions for each and every customer in essential industries worldwide. Promising the highest and most consistent performance, Shinagawa looks to expand its global business to better serve all the needs of customers.
About Anshan Hefeng Refractory Material Co., Ltd.
Established in 1999, Anshan Hefeng Refractory Material is a private enterprise specializing in R&D, design, production and sales of metallurgical refractory materials, flux accessories and alloys. The company is located in Anshan, Liaoning, knows as an important steel base in China and has the reputation of "Steel Capital.” The Company covers an area of about 80,000 square meters, 450 employees, refractory shaped products, unshaped refractory materials, large refractory preforms, various flux materials, three continuous casting functional materials and alloys and other products, and its annual production reached nearly 100,000 tons in recent years.