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Technical program

The CALL FOR PAPERS and the abstract submission is closed, deadline was the 15th December 2022.

The Scientific Committee develops now the technical program for the conference from over 330 submissions.

Once your abstract has been accepted, you will be asked to submit a paper (detailed manuscript) or a poster by 30th June 2023 at the latest.

Please note that the acceptance of your paper does not include your congress registration. At least one author is therefore  kindly asked to register for the congress. It is indispensable and linked to the publication of the manuscript in the conference proceedings.

The technical program will be published in spring 2023. You can look forward to exciting topics we have selected for you together with the scientific committee. We expect the latest findings on our motto “The Carbon Challenge” – and we look forward to all the steps and leaps to master the future.

UNITECR is the most important global platform for presenting and discussing the latest scientific and technical developments in the refractory world. It ‘s also a great opportunity to meet industry peers and keep up to date with challenges and new solutions in dynamic times for the industry.


“The Carbon Challenge: Steps and leaps to master the future” is our motto for UNITECR in Frankfurt. In line with this motto, we have selected nine exciting main topics together with the scientific committee.

  • Alumina materials
  • Basic materials
  • Other materials
  • Secondary/recycled materials
  • Binders
  • Monolithic refractories
  • Installation techniques
  • Drying and heating
  • Testing of monolithic refractories
  • Ironmaking
  • Primary metallurgy (BOF, EAF, IF)
  • Secondary metallurgy (Ladle, Degasser, Ladle Furnace)
  • Steel casting
  • Secondary heat processing (Rolling mills, Thermal treatment)
  • Foundries
  • Refractories for Non-Ferrous Metallurgy
  • Cement & Lime
  • Glass
  • Energy & Waste Incineration
  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • LCA of refractories
  • Modelling in industrial refractory practice
  • Digitalization in industrial refractory practice (Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence)
  • Engineering of refractories: Design, modelling and simulation of refractory materials and their properties
  • Education
  • Testing and Standardization
  • Synthesis of materials
  • Mechanisms of corrosion, erosion and clogging phenomena
  • Interaction between H2 and refractory materials
  • The Carbon Challenge