The mission of the European Centre for Refractories is to promote science and research as well as education and vocational training in the field of refractories across Europe. To this end, the ECREF European Centre for Refractories gemeinn├╝tzige GmbH fulfils the following purposes:


  • Set-up and operation of a European competence centre for refractory materials and technologies
  • The promotion of education and further training in the field of refractories
  • The organization and realization of scientific seminars, colloquia and similar events
  • Talent programmes with the awarding of grants and awards for scientific work in the field of refractory products
  • Steering of standardization activities
  • The collection of exhibits, models, archive material and other relevant works for equipping museums


To successfully realize these goals, close and trust-based cooperation with partners from industry, universities and society is essential.