refractory material is one that retains its strength at high temperatures. ASTM C71 defines refractories as "non-metallic materials having those chemical and physical properties that make them applicable for structures, or as components of systems, that are exposed to environments above 1,000 °F (811 K; 538 °C)".[1]
Refractory materials are used in linings for furnaceskilnsincinerators and reactors. They are also used to make crucibles and moulds for casting glass and metals and for surfacing flame deflector systems for rocket launch structures.[2] Today, the iron- and steel-industry uses approximately 70% of all refractories produced.[3]


  1. Ceramic Fiber
  2. Ceramic Cloth
  3. Ceramic Tape
  4. Ceramic Paper
  5. Castable Paper