Experts in Heat Management

Specializing in Metal Industry, Boilers, OEM Appliance, Thermal Oxidizers, Induction Coils


Thermal Ceramics designs, manufactures and installs a wide variety of engineering solutions using our world renowned insulation products. These solutions are used by our clients to dramatically reduce energy consumption in their processes and in many applications reduce damaging emissions to the environment.

Thermal Ceramics is a world leader in the production of fibre, insulating firebricks, and monolithics. We operate in over 30 countries around the world, employing more than 3,000 people.

  • Superwool
  • Textiles
  • Refractory Ceramic Fiber
  • Insulating Fire Bricks
  • Monolithics
  • Silicon Carbide 
  • Heat Shields
  • Fired Refractory Shapes
  • Microporous Insulation
  • Mortar Cement Mastics
St. Gobain/Norton has the expertise to design, engineer and manufacture refractory systems for most of your demanding high temperature applications!

Saint-Gobain Ceramics is a worldwide manufacturer and expert of specialty refractory products for the ceramics, metallurgy, chemical, petrochemical, power generation, waste processing and glass making industries.

Resco Products is a privately owned company with headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Resco has been known as a leader in the specialty or monolithic refractories industry.

 Products Manufactured  Applications Served
  • Magnesia Carbon
  • Burned Magnesite
  • Direct Bonded Magnesite Chrome
  • Burned Dolomite Brick
  • Resin Bonded Dolomite Brick
  • Dolomitic mortars and ram mixes
  • Alumina Magnesia Graphite
  • Burned Alumina
  • Plastic
  • Insulating Firebrick
  • Clay-graphite
  • Nitride-bonded Silicon Carbide
  • Recrystalized Silicon Carbide
  • Cordierite kiln furniture
  • Castable
  • Ramming mix
  • Precast shapes
  • Taphole shapes
  • Special products and minerals
  • Re-bonded fused magnesia-chrome brick
  • Mortar
  • Basic oxygen furnaces - brick tank and working linings
  • Hot metal car linings
  • Iron charging ladles
  • Electric arc furnaces - brick hearth, sidewall and roof linings, precast shapes
  • Steel ladles - safety and working lining brick and specialties including full monolithic ladles with Robojet maintenance.
  • RH and DH degassers
  • Tundish permanent linings -- castables
  • Reheat Furnaces - specialty castables and plastics
  • Cement - kiln brick
  • Aluminum
  • Kiln Furniture
  • Glass
  • Lime - kiln brick
  • Copper - smelter brick and specialties
  • Petroleum - proprietary specialties
  • Petrochemical - proprietary specialties
  • Foundry - brick and specialties for melting and steel handling units
  • Argon Oxygen Decarburization furnace linings

Mt. Savage Specialty Refractories Company

Mt. Savage Specialty Refractories Company was first formed in 1975 supplying dry specialty products to the industrial market out of a plant opened in Mt. Savage, Maryland. In the early years the plant primarily supplied conventional and insulating castables. Through the 1980's, the company incorporated a line of plastics, mortars, and cast shapes as well as becoming a distributor of fireclay, high alumina, block insulation, IFB's and ceramic fiber. This allowed Mt. Savage to become a full service refractory supplier to the industrial market. The Mt. Savage, Maryland plant grew in capacity on a service oriented platform, being able to supply small quantities or mixed truckloads of material quickly and at very competitive prices from a single location.

The 1990's brought dramatic new technology into the Mt. Savage product line with the introduction of self leveling low cement castables, refractory shotcrete mixes, and high technology gun mixes. In 2001, Mt. Savage Specialty Refractories purchased a second plant in Curwensville, Pennsylvania to increase their capacity to make these higher tech products. This allowed Mt. Savage Specialty Refractories to become a leader in low cement and refractory shotcrete mixes. In 2004 and 2005, a new line of low cement gun mixes were introduced that continue production growth at the Curwensville plant.

In 2006, Mt. Savage Specialty Refractories continues to be a leader in user friendly, low cement castables and gun mixes, as well as a leader in the area of lightweight insulating refractories. The contractor looking for mixed truckloads is well served by the Mt. Savage, Maryland plant. The contractor looking to competitively bid a large project is well served by the cost-effective, high production Curwensville, Pennsylvania plant.

Mt. Savage Specialty Refractories serves many industries. Some of the major industries served include:

  • Iron and Steel Industry
  • Cement
  • Power
  • Petrochemical
  • Ferrous Foundry
  • Aluminum
  • Other Non Ferrous Metals