Shinagawa Refractories Australasia (Shinagawa) has established an enviable reputation for the manufacture and supply of quality refractory and insulating materials to the Australasian, South East Asian and Pacific Rim markets.
The Non-Ferrous Metals Industry
Shinagawa Refractories Australasia provides a complete range of refractories for use in copper, nickel, lead, zinc, tin and other special non-ferrous metal applications. The range of SHIRAMAG direct bonded magnesite-chrome brick along with many SHIRACAST monolithics and cast shapes are used throughout these industries to line converters, reverbatory furnaces, launders, flash smelters and rotary furnaces.
Figure 1. Non-ferrous metal contact refractories.
SHRICAST – Cement Bonded Refractory Castables
Shinagawa offers a complete range of dense, cement bonded castables. These products, marketed under the SHIRACAST trade name are accurately formulated and blended to give excellent consistency and performance. Carefully selected raw material aggregates, cements and additives provide each material with its special properties and characteristics. SHIRACAST monolithics are easy to use casting products available over a wide temperature range up to 1850°C. They are suited to a wide range of general purpose and specific furnace applications and include grades with enhanced abrasion resistance (AR) and other materials exhibiting resistance to aluminium wetting (NW).
SHIRAMAG – Basic Monolithic Refractories
Shinagawa manufactures a range of basic refractories including magnesia, chrome magnesia and magnesia alumina spinel monolithics based on high purity magnesite and chrome ores. Magnesia contents range to 95%. Installation is by casting, gunning or ramming. With high strength and a unique bonding system they provide excellent resistance to molten metals (steel, copper, lead, alloys etc.) and slags. This family of refractories is marketed under the name SHIRAMAG.