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Refractron’s Effective Ceramic Solution Against Microbial Threats

Refractron now ads another “feather to its cap” with the introduction of antimicrobial porous ceramics. The inclusion of antimicrobial properties opens up new avenues for applications in industries demanding resilience against harsh conditions and biological contaminants.

Solving Problems with Izory®HD

Commentary on Izory’s remarkable performance capabilities in severe applications that require strength, wear and corrosion resistance.

Refractron Technologies Announces New Owners

Newark, NY November 2022 Refractron Technologies is excited to announce the appointment of its new ownership team effective July 2022. After the well-deserved retirement of our former owners Bob Stanton and Mark Walsh, Refractron Technologies gained a new ownership...

Space Crop Production Systems Enhanced with Refractron’s Alumina Tubes

Refractron’s porous alumina tubes are an integral component for the root-zone management system for next generation space crop production. Utilizing custom designed Refractron ceramic tubes to interface a hydroponic nutrient supply with the porous rooting media allows for fine control and uniform distribution of nutrients and water,

Is “Made in America” What You Think?

Refractron participated on the WXXI program Connections with Evan Dawson to discuss when you see a label that says, “Made in America”. A recent piece in the conservative publication, the National Review, argued that “buying American” has little meaning in today’s...

Porous Ceramic Cleaning Guidelines

On occasion, glass-bonded porous alumina and silicon carbide ceramics may become clogged with contaminants. This article highlights several methods that can be evaluated for cleaning them.

Resilient Porous Ceramics

ISO-Certified and American-made, Refractron has maintained its position as an industry leader in the manufacture of resilient porous ceramics since 1984. Our suite of products is made from quality alumina and silicon carbide (SiC) formulations that create parts with...

White vs. Yellow Zirconia

Why are Zirconia Drawing Rings and Rolls Yellow? Does it Matter if They are White or Yellow?Yellow magnesia partially stabilized zirconia (MgPSZ) is typically manufactured from fused zirconia (ZrO2) that is made by melting the material in an arc-melting furnace at...