NINTH MEETING OF PRODUCERS AND USERS OF REFRACTORIES:
SUPPLIES FOR PRODUCTION AND USE OF REFRACTORIES
September 21-23, 2016, Carlton Plaza Palace Hotel, Poços de Caldas - MG
The Refractories Commission of the Brazilian Association of Ceramics (ABCeram) is organizing, in September of 2016, the ninth edition of Meeting of Producers and Users of Refractories (8th ERUR ). Being considered the main national event of its kind, the Meeting brings together in three days of lectures professionals, researchers and undergraduate and postgraduate students, discussing the technologies employed and the tendency of the producing industries and consumers of refractories.
Occurring continuously since 2000, in biannual basis, the previous editions of ERUR had the following themes: 1) Overview of the domestic refractory industry (2000); 2) Reduction of iron ore (2002); 3) Steelmaking (2003); 4) Installation and firing technologies for petrochemical industry (2006); 5) Iron ore reduction (2008); 6) Steelmaking (2010); 7) Cement and lime (2012); 8) Refractories for the aluminum industry (2014). The theme of the 9th edition is "Supplies for Production and Use of Refractories" and will be held in the city of Poços de Caldas.
The great importance of ERUR are the unique opportunities it creates to allow the meeting and interaction of the various sectors of the field. Their technical and market presentations allow students and researchers to have contact with the latest technological innovations used in companies. Moreover, the technical papers presented by students and researchers, allow recycling of knowledge in companies. We also emphasize that the presence of stands of various sponsors and supporting organizations allows a significant number of signings, trades and partnerships are established in those days.