The European Refractories Producers Federation

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Refractory products are a vital element in all high-temperature processes, such as metals making, the production of cement, petrochemical processes, glass and ceramics. Without refractories there would be no cars, no planes, no trains, no gas or electricity and we would be eating from wooden plates and living in mud-brick huts.

PRE promotes the interests of European Refractory Producers and offers a platform to exchange views and experiences of common interest. PRE currently unites producers from:


PRE is a member of Cerame-Unie, the European Ceramic Industry Association. Information on policy issues common to the different ceramic sectors can be found on the Cerame-Unie website.



Welcome message held at the 55th International
Colloquium on Refractories

Latest updates

2015 PRE Congress article (PDF)

PRE position paper - CLP Compliance of monolithics - March 2015 (PDF)

PRE Annual Report 2014 (PDF)

Socio-economic implications of inclusion of RCF on REACH Annex XIV (PDF)

Joint position paper on RCF and REACH (PDF)

PRE carbon footprint methodology report (PDF)

Press release - What is the carbon footprint of refractory products?

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