The European Centre for Refractories

To operate all high-temperature process equipment in the industry sectors


  • Iron and steel production,
  • Non-ferrous metallurgy,
  • Production of cement, lime, gypsum,
  • Ceramics and glass industry,
  • Chemicals and
  • Crude oil processing,
  • Power industry and
  • Thermal waste processing,


the use of refractory products is essential. Only these products and their proper installation guarantee successful production technology within the above-listed basic branches of industry.

With its facilities, ECREF European Centre for Refractories supports the interests of the German and European refractory manufacturers to sustainably strengthen the global position of the refractories industry with coordinated and networked measures and programmes in education/training, research and innovation.



65th international Colloquium on Refractories take place on 28th till 29th September in 2022