Refractory material

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Any non-metallic material able to maintain its physical structure at high temperatures. Refractory materials must have a melting point above 1580 degrees Centigrade. Examples of refractory materials include Asbestos, bricks, and many ceramics. Refractory materials are used in furnaces and kilns for the manufacture of Glass, ceramics, and many Metal products.

Synonyms and Related Terms

refractory clay

Other Properties

Resistant to thermal shock

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Comment: "refractory." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 7 Sept. 2005 .

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