Company Profile - Refractron Technologies Corp.
Products & Applications:
Refractron Technologies Corp. is a leading manufacturer of technical ceramics. Products include both controlled porosity and densely structured ceramics designed to meet requirements specified by our customers for durability, chemical, corrosion and wear resistance, toughness, and density.
The range of dense, structural ceramics using proprietary zirconia ceramics includes custom blended ceramic alloy powders formed by isopressing or extrusion to meet customer specifications. Refractron’s zirconia is offered in two materials Magnesia Partially Stabilized Zirconia, Mg-PSZ and Yttria Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystal, Y-TZP. Refractron’s structural ceramic zirconia materials provide excellent erosion, corrosion and abrasion resistance along with temperature resistance, fracture toughness and strength. Numerous applications for these materials are in the chemical and petrochemical industry providing economic payback in the way of reduced maintenance and down time. Zirconia is also used in the wire industry for roller components where wear resistance and productivity are key. The types of dense, structural ceramic components produced by Refractron include: valve components, pump liners, plugs, sleeves, pistons, precision ceramic balls, spools, valve seats, wire rolls and extrusion tooling.
The range of Refractron porous ceramics include monolithic and membrane components made from aluminum oxide and silicon carbide. The strong, uniform porous ceramic has 40-50% open porosity with a tortuous pore structure and is available in pore sizes ranging from 0.25 to 90 microns. The types of porous ceramic products include membrane and monolithic tubes, discs, plates and other components where tightly controlled pore size and porosity is critical. Filtration is a common application where porous ceramic is used for catalyst recovery, hot gas, liquid backwash, solvent filtration, coalescing and solids recovery in chemical process, water and mining industries. Diffusion or sparging using porous ceramics to produce fine bubbles is another typical application as high gas transfer efficiencies are achieved with the fine, uniform pore structure. Other specialty porous ceramic products include a range of wicking & dispersion parts, vacuum chucks, fluid bed plates, inkpads, gas probes and a range of adsorbent filter/drier cores for refrigeration applications.
People & Facilities:
Refractron has a highly qualified team comprised of ceramic, materials, process and mechanical engineers as well as experienced professional, administrative, manufacturing, sales and marketing people. We are dedicated to continuous improvement and have a certified Quality Management System complying with the requirements of BS EN ISO9001:2008 (Reg. No. FM73894). The company’s 90,000 sq. ft. headquarters houses our administrative, manufacturing, research and development facilities in Newark, NY, 30 miles east of Rochester.
Refractron Technologies Corp., a privately held company, was founded in 1984 with the acquisition of the plant, equipment and technology at the present location. The business was originally based on porous ceramic technology purchased from The Carborundum Co. and the active filter drier technology of Tetron Inc. In 2002 Refractron acquired Xylon Ceramic Materials, Inc. and Advanced Ceramics Inc. relocating both to the main plant and Headquarters in Newark to manufacture the range of structural zirconia ceramic products along with precision grinding and machining of ceramics.
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Refractron works closely with our customers to define their needs and the requirements of each specific application. Our engineering and sales team is great at attacking technical design and process problems, then customizing an innovative solution using our range of advanced technical ceramics.
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