LKAB Minerals standardises recycled refractory material portfolio across Europe

News February 1, 2016

LKAB Minerals took the decision to rename the recycled materials sold via our UK operations. We did this to standardise our range of recycled materials across Europe.

We launched the new naming structure in Europe in May with the UK adopting this structure from 1st February.

Melvyn Bradley, Technical Director for LKAB Minerals Ltd, UK commented ‘We ensure a consistent structure and range of products throughout the group. We took this decision because we feel it will benefit our customers in the long term. Especially when we look at those companies trading internationally.’

Naming structure

The basis for the structure is for the material to be named according to their alumina or magnesia classification. Although there are a few exceptions. Below is a breakdown of the new naming structure:

Alumina Materials old (left) to new (right) 

AndalusiteAlumina 60 AND
Alumina Slag ConditionerAlumina SC (65/70 etc)
Silicon CarbideSilicon Carbide
CBS ShapesAlumina Carbon ISO
AMCAlumina Mag Carbon 65
SG AluminaAlumina Carbon 80
ASCAlumina Carbon 75
White Fused Alumina (Recycled)Alumina 95
Brown Fused Alumina (Recycled)Alumina 90
Bauxite BrickAlumina 65
Mid Alumina D/DSAlumina 55
Mid Alumina AAlumina 45
Kiln FirebrickAlumina 40 K
FirebrickAlumina 40                                              

Magnesia Materials old (left) to new (right) 

MgO Slag ConditionerMgO SC (LC/HC)
AlmagMagnesia Spinel 85
Hard Brown Magnesite BrickMagnesia 90
Mag Chrome BrickMag Chrome
Mag CarbonMag Carbon OXI & Mag Carbon AF

Communication renaming recycled refractory products

We sent communications to all UK customers regarding the renaming recently. Along with this, we sent our brand book. This is a guide intended for use by our customers when purchasing or using our materials in their own processes.

If you would like to request a copy of the brandbook, please contact us at

The Future for recycling

Recycling is becoming a big topic for the refractory industry. There is a continued push to become more sustainable while finding cost savings. The drive for recycling is going to be discussed at the upcoming Mineral Recycling Forum in Rotterdam in March. Here we will be present and presenting our paper.

We commit ourselves to develop our technical expertise, processing services and range of recycled minerals. We do this to ensure we continue to offer quality, sustainable materials for our customers.

Watch our movies on recycling products, process and services we offer:

For any questions left, please feel free to contact us today!