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Refractory Materials and Products

Leading Distributor of Refractory Cement, Refractory Mortar, and More!

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Schad has over 80 years of experience working with refractory materials. For nearly as long it has also been a proud member of Harbison Walker International’s Contractor Installer Program.

Our expertise in refractory products coupled with our knowledgeable vendors ensures you’ll receive the best guidance when selecting refractory materials for your project. Whether you need castable refractory cement, refractory mortar, or anything else, Schad is dedicated to providing you the best service.

Refractory Bricks

Made of refractory ceramic material, these bricks are used to line furnaces, kilns, fireboxes, incinerators, and heaters. They are designed to withstand high heat. This is because they are fired to a very high temperature in massive industrial furnaces. However, they are also made to have a low thermal conductivity to save energy.

Dense refractory bricks are used in applications with extreme mechanical, chemical, or thermal stresses.

Castable Refractory

Schad uses refractory castables to create the monolithic linings within furnaces and kilns. There are several sub-categories of castables: conventional, low iron, low cement, and insulating. Depending on the material and application, they can be cast, pumped, or shotcreted /gunited into place.

Castable refractory cement can also be made from a wide variety of raw materials and refractory metals, including:

  • Magnesia
  • Andalusite
  • Bauxite
  • Mullite
  • Silica
  • Tabular Alumina
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Alumina

Insulation Board

Ceramic Fiberboard insulation has many uses. It can be used as a backup refractory in these applications:

  • furnaces
  • forges
  • industrial processing machines
  • ovens

It can also be used to:

  • back up brick castables
  • for flue linings, expansion joints
  • conveying molten metal
  • for drying lining

Refractory Ceramic Fiber Products

Refractory ceramic fiber is a part of the synthetic vitreous fibers (SVF) family. Refractory ceramic fiber (RCF) is used for insulation in high-temperature industrial applications. It is used in applications such as:

  • Expansion Joints
  • Brick Panels for Gas Inserts
  • Insulating Pellet Burning Stoves
  • Fireboxes
  • Combustion Chamber Insulation

Schad Works With Only the Best Material Manufacturers.

We use the product lines of the following reputable refractory materials manufacturers:

  • Harbison Walker International
  • United Refractories Company
  • Unifrax
  • Stellar Materials–Thermbond
  • Resco
  • Magneco Metrel
  • Reno Refractories Inc.
  • Mt. Savage
  • Allied Mineral Products
  • Pryor Giggey
  • Westmoreland Advanced Materials–WAM
  • Carboline
  • Morgan Thermal Ceramics
  • Redline Industries



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