The Plibrico Company announced the introduction of Plicast Al-Rezist™, a line of low-cement, aluminium resistant refractories, to mitigate damaging and costly corundum growth in furnaces.

For aluminium processors, one of the costliest operational challenges in high production environments is the aggressive formation of corundum deposits in furnaces. Excessive, damaging, and costly, corundum growth can be mitigated with the right refractory materials, coupled with proper maintenance. Plibrico’s Plicast Al-Rezist line of refractory materials are engineered for processors who run their aluminium melting and holding furnaces hotter and faster for extended periods of time, and therefore require superior aluminium resistant refractory performance.

"Due to robust demand, processors, foundries and die casters are operating furnaces at or above maximum production rates, leading to one of the industry's most costly operational challenges: preventing corundum growth that will destroy a refractory lining,"

Brad Taylor, President and CEO of the Plibrico Company

Explained Brad Taylor, President and CEO of the Plibrico Company. "We introduced Plicast Al-Rezist to meet today's need for a more resistant, longer lasting refractory that protects our clients' furnaces from corundum and other destructive forces."

Plicast Al-Rezist is strongly recommended for protection of the furnace hearth, lower sidewall and belly bands. These areas of metal contact suffer the most mechanical abuse and metal penetration. The Plicast Al-Rezist line is produced with an enhanced multi-component package for exceptional performance against more aggressive alloys, including those with high fluidity. Developed with installation in mind, Plicast Al-Rezist is simple to apply with flexible options including Cast, Pump, or VibCast.

Engineered to resist corundum growth, thermal shock, and abrasion in extreme aluminium processing environments, Plibrico’s Al-Rezist line of castables offers superior aluminium penetration resistance and refractory performance. Extending the life of the furnace, maximising production uptime, and keeping downtime and repairs to an absolute minimum.

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