Refractory - Man standing in large kiln

LKAB Minerals opened IMFORMED's first Mineral Recycling Forum in Rotterdam. Request your copy of our technical paper on the 'Recycling of spent refractories' now.

The Forum was held on the 14th and 15th March 2016. The organisation opened with a drinks reception and welcome address. LKAB Minerals hosted this while Darren Wilson, Chief Operating Officer for the group opened the event. Darren highlighting the current market trends and expressing the increasing importance of recycling. A trend not only seen in refractories but across a number of industries. The evening provided all delegates with an opportunity to network and discuss the current climate for recycling.

Varied recycling technical programme

Day two saw a varied recycling technical programme. It went from Refractories and Steel to Red Mud and Silica Fume applications. LKAB Minerals participated in the programme, with our Technical Director Melvyn Bradley. He presented his paper ‘Recycling of spent refractories’. Melvyn gave an overview of the process involved in recycling refractories. When in addition talked about the current market, continued growth and future opportunities for recycled refractory materials. 

Meeting recycling companies

Darren commented ‘The Forum provided an opportunity to meet with fellow recycling companies and refractory producers. We discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. It is apparent that companies are looking to make the move towards recycled materials. We see that continued investments from LKAB Minerals and other recycling companies are ensuring these materials are cost effective, quality alternatives to virgin materials.’

LKAB Minerals recycled materials offering

LKAB Minerals offer a range of alumina and magnesia based virgin and recycled materials. Alongside, we work closely in collaboration with our customers to develop products utilising recycled materials. We offer technical assistance and support. On top of that we ensure flexible processing to deliver tailored services.

To learn more about LKAB Minerals range of recycled materials check our website. You can also visit IMFORMED to learn more about the forum or its other upcoming events.