The Refractories Division is instrumental in the development of wide range of refractories for steel, cement, glass and other high temperature processing industries. Several refractory processes developed in the laboratory have been commercialized by the major refractory manufacturers of the country. The department has successfully executed many externally funded projects sponsored by corporate sectors, PSUs and various other government agencies.
The division is primarily engaged in the following activities.
- Refractory raw material research
- Refractory product development
- Refractory testing
- Human resource development in the area of refractory
- Consultancy/technical services
The division is also engaged in the research activities on the gainful utilization of solid wastes generated by iron and steel and other processing industries.