New Refractory Fused Magnesia Product Under the “PyrMag” Brand, Launched by Grecian Magnesite and UCM Magnesia
Grecian Magnesite S.A. and UCM Magnesia, the IMERYS Fused Minerals plant in Hull, are pleased to announce the production and joint marketing of a premium refractory electro-fused magnesia product, sold under the “PyrMag” brand name.
PyrMag is a high purity product (typical MgO 98,4%) with low levels of impurities, in all size fractions. PyrMag exhibits enhanced physical properties such as exceptionally high bulk density (3,54 g/cm3), and a large mean Periclase crystal size of 1300 microns.
PyrMag’s superior refractory properties makes it perfectly suitable for the production of high quality shaped or unshaped refractory products for use in the steelmaking, cement and nonferrous metals industries (e.g. MgO-C bricks, special castables, etc.); including other high temperature applications requiring high performance, low iron, refractory raw materials.
PyrMag is manufactured in electric arc furnaces in IMERYS facility in the UK, using as raw material, high purity cryptocrystalline caustic calcined magnesia from Grecian Magnesite’s Turkish affiliate, Akdeniz Mineral Kaynaklari AS (AMK).
This unique combination of experience and expertise, based on extensive knowledge on market standards and requirements, along with operational and technical capabilities, guarantees the consistent and reliable production and supply of a high quality fused magnesia product for ever demanding, high-end refractory applications.
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Fig 1 : PyrMag’s microstructure exhibiting large periclase crystal size
Fig 2 : PyrMag’s high density & high purity leads to the formation of large size periclase monocrystals