World Refractories 
Association AISBL

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1040 Brussels, Belgium
T: +32 2 808 38 80
E: secretariat@worldrefractories.org

The WRA Secretariat is held by the European Refractories Producers Federation, PRE.

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ABOUT REFRACTORIES

Refractories are essential for all high-temperature industrial processes.

The lining of every single reactor, transport vessel or kiln uses a wide range of refractory products including bricks, monolithics and high-temperature insulation wool.


Refractories play the triple role of providing mechanical strength, protection against corrosion and thermal insulation. They are adapted to each specific application through fine-tuning and a careful choice of the different raw materials and their processing.

Innovative refractory products provide resource-efficient solutions to downstream industries and have been instrumental in the development of key breakthrough processes. And last but not least, refractories are also indispensable as kiln linings or physical support during the firing of all ceramic products.

Around 70% of refractories are sold to the steel industry.

Find out more at the World Steel Association website.