The steel industry has benefited from the economic benefits of steel fibre reinforced refractories for over two decades. At both integrated and Electric Arc Furnace steel plants there are many refractory applications which benefit from the addition of fibres reinforcement.
Fibretech offers a range of stainless steel fibre alloys to meet the requiremnets of individual applications including fibres which withstand hot face temperatures of up to 1400 - 1500°C.
As the steel industry moves away from the use of bricks to monolithic refractories the use of stainless steel fibres is ever increasing. Furthermore, the growing importance of rapid and safe refractory installation has seen a rise in the use of shotcrete and gunning materials. Fibretech's ME fibres are ductile at room temperature and are therefore used successfully to reinforce sprayed refractories.