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Refractory Materials and Products

Schad is a leading distributor of refractory materials including brick, castable, insulation board, and ceramic fiber products.

refractory materials producer HWISchad has 75 years of refractory experience. For just 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.

Schad is a leading distributor of the following refractory materials:

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.

Refractory Castables

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, shot/gunned, or shotcreted /gunited into place.

Refractory castables can also be made from a wide variety of raw materials including:

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

Insulation Board

Ceramic Fiber board 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

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 Refractory works with only the best material manufacturers.

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

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

Contact us for a prompt quote or assistance with your next refractory project.  You will be pleased with the results!