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In 1989  Magneco/Metrel, recognizing the insurmountable shortcomings of low cement castables, made a total commitment to a new technology utilizing the latest versions of colloidal silica combined with other chemical additives to form a unique binding system. Nanotechnology had come to the Cast House. The first products utilizing the unique colloidal silica binding system were pumpables, which could, of course, be cast but could also be moved through hoses at a considerable distance.The second round of complimentary colloidal silica bonded products was capable of being shotcreted to rebuild surfaces without the use of forms.


To date, there has been great success with monolithic materials in:

  • Reheat Furnaces
  • Glass making Furnaces
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Cement and Ferro Alloys Industries


Products using the binder system are also finding success in Power Plants and throughout Industries in general, wherever heat and corrosive elements must be contained by material which can be endlessly repaired, providing fast turnarounds coupled with outstanding physical properties such as hot modulus of rupture, thermal shock and thermal cycling resistance and resistance to corrosive attacks.