The German Refractory Association is pleased to host the 18th Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR).


Deutsche Feuerfest-Industrie e.V. (DFFI)
German Refractory Association

Chairman: Ulf Frohneberg
Höhr-Grenzhausen | Germany

President of UNITECR 2023

Dr. Andus Buhr
Frankfurt | Germany

Vice President of UNITECR 2023

Prof. Dr. Christos G. Aneziris
Freiberg | Germany

Founding Members

– American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
– Association Latinoamericana de Fabricants de Refractories (ALAFAR)
– German Refractory Association (GRA)
– Technical Association of Refractories, Japan (TARJ)

Principle Members

– The Chinese Ceramic Society (CCS)
– Indian Refractory Makers Association (IRMA)
– Fédération Européene des Fabricants de Réfractaires (PRE)

Distinguished Life Members

Candidates for this distinction are persons who have demonstrated particular and outstanding merit in the domain of science, technology and management of refractories, or who have performed exemplary service in support of the goals and philosophy of UNITECR, including outstanding contributions to the organizing process for UNITECR meetings.

Take a look at the distinguished life members

General Information


Deutsche Feuerfest-Industrie e.V. (DFFI)
German Refractory Association

Organizational Office

European Centre for Refractories gGmbH (ECREF)
Thomas Kaczmarek (Secretary General UNITECR 2023)
Dr. Christian Dannert (Secretary Scientific UNITECR 2023)

  • Rheinstrasse 58
    56203 Höhr-Grenzhausen | Germany
  • +49 2624 9433 125

Congress Venue

Kap Europa

  • Osloer Str. 5
    60327 Frankfurt am Main | Germany

Our local organizer and support

m:con Logo

m:con – mannheim:congress GmbH

  • Rosengartenplatz 2
    68161 Mannheim | Germany