As a major player in the alumina industry for over a century, Alteo strengthens its leadership by offering more efficient specialty aluminas to its customers. To support refractory producers in their growth, Alteo develops its new, dedicated range of products.
Announcing the launch of Alteo’s REal, a new range of alumina solutions for refractories:
o Easier to select: specific products by application (monolithics, gunning, bricks, and shapes);
o Improved performance levels: Alteo’s expertise and support to select the right alumina combination for each type of application;
o Easier to manage: fewer product references for customer management on production sites;
o Stable and quality aluminas: tight specifications to guarantee the manufacturing of high-performance refractories.
These developments are fully in line with Alteo’s development strategy and demonstrates its commitment to provide its refractory customers with the highest quality of specialty aluminas and service, in a sustainable way.
A refractory material or refractory is a material that is resistant to decomposition by heat, pressure, or chemical attack, and retains strength and form at high temperatures. Refractories are polycrystalline, polyphase, inorganic, non-metallic, porous, and heterogeneous. They are typically composed of oxides or carbides, nitrides etc. of the following materials: silicon, aluminium, magnesium, calcium, and zirconium. Some metals with melting points >1850 °C like niobium, chromium, zirconium, tungsten, rhenium, tantalum, molybdenum etc. are also considered refractories.