Technical Papers

India is presently in a phase which is likely to see refractory industry growth at a speed and scale not seen before. Various industry estimates peg the refractory market in India to reach 4 million tons by 2030. The time is hence ripe to discuss dynamics of the three critical Ts – Tools, Technology & Talent – as refractory players are busy meeting challenges and exploiting opportunities emerging out of the current and projected business scenario.

Authors are therefore requested to submit technical papers that can be grouped into:

  • Tools for refractory development, application & management
  • Refractory technology
  • Refractory talent – hiring, training, advancement, building attractiveness of the industry per se


Last date for abstract submission:
15th June 2022

Technical Committee’s decision:
31st July 2022

Last date for paper submission:
15th September 2022


  • An abstract (within 350 words) with title of the paper, authors' names, organisation name and addresses, and email, may be sent by email by 15th June 2022. Papers which have already been published or orally presented elsewhere, would not be accepted for presentation in IREFCON 2022. The oral presentation of the paper would be limit- ed to 15 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion thereafter.
  • IREFCON 2022’s Technical Committee has sole authority to decide suitability of submitted papers either as a poster or as an oral presentation in the conference.
  • Papers submitted and accepted for IREFCON 2020, and being re-submitted for IREFCON 2022 will also undergo a fresh review by the Technical Committee before being accepted for presentation.
  • Authors will be intimated the committee’s decision by 31st July 2022. Full text of the papers is to be submitted by 15th September 2022.

Case Studies

The keyword here is collaborative. The Technical Committee invites you to present collaborative case studies – a successful outcome or learning experience from a collaborative effort between (a) raw material suppliers and refractory makers, or (b) refractory makers and users. Needless to say, these case studies will mandatorily require joint presentations by both collaborators. Participants are requested to submit a short case study abstract for review by the Technical Committee. See box for details.


  • Case studies should be about a collaborative effort between either 'Raw Materials Suppliers' & 'Refractories Manufacturers' OR 'Refractories Manufacturers' & 'End Users'
  • Case studies should be about real-life projects, works or experiences and not theoretical in nature or regarding modelling/simulation works
  • Case studies should be recent, preferably with respect to the period starting March 2018
  • Case studies need to be presented using 10-12 PowerPoint slides, with font sizes 24 or above
  • Slide 1: Topic with names of the organisations involved
  • Slide 2: Define the problem(s)
  • Slide 3: Discuss the case briefly
  • Slides 4 & 5: Share related drawings, designs, photos or short (<2 min) video clips
  • Slides 6 & 7: Compare past with present, problem with outcome (before and after)
  • Slide 8: If possible, benchmark results against prevalent practices in India, around the globe
  • Slide 9: Share benefits achieved in terms of innovation, or eco-friendliness, or cost reduction, or productivity improvement, or technical superiority etc.
  • Slides 10 & 11: Additional slides if required or appropriate
  • Slide 12: Conclusion
  • Final presentations to be limited to 30 minutes max; out of which 15 minutes on presentation; and balance 15 minutes on discussion and interaction with audience/gathering
  • Case studies have to be presented jointly by both the collaborating organisations
  • Presented case studies must be original works and not already published or presented elsewhere

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