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Technical program

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
  • Modelling and Digitalization of refractories and their usage
  • Application of models in industrial practice to develop refractory solutions
  • Digitalization in industrial practice (digital exchange of data, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence)
  • Refractory engineering: Design, modelling and simulation of refractory materials
  • Education
  • Testing and Standardization
  • Synthesis of materials
  • Mechanisms of corrosion, erosion and clogging phenomena
  • Interaction between H2 and refractory materials
  • Thermodynamic modelling
  • Transfer from basic science to applications