Saint–Gobain SEFPRO (Sintered and Electro Fused Products), is a pioneer in manufacturing of Fused Cast and Sintered Refractories for Glass furnaces and is currently the largest producer of refractories exclusively for various types of glass melting furnaces. SEPR Refractories India, a 100% subsidiary of Saint-Gobain SEFPRO, came into being in April 2002. Within the SEFPRO’s manufacturing network SEPR India is a unique location where both Fused and Sintered Refractories are manufactured in the same campus at Palakkad, Kerala. This helps the Group to have a strategic advantage by providing package solutions to the worldwide glass industry. The business recently opened it’s a new fused cast refractories plant in Perundurai, Tamil Nadu. The plant has been set-up as a unit in a “Special Economic Zone (SEZ)” to cater mainly to the export market and entails a capacity of 8,000 MT for the Alumina and AZS products.
SEPR India manufactures products adhering to international standards and has references worldwide with well-known glass makers and designers. Beyond being the market leader in the Indian market, less than 90% of its production is currently being exported to customers in Europe, Russia, South East Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. The existing manufacturing capacity of Fusion Cast Refractories is ~ 10,000T / year and for Sintered Refractories is ~3,500T / year. The combined capacities of the new Perundurai plant and the existing plant at Palakkad make SEPR Refractories India one of the world’s largest producers of fused-cast refractories at one location.Click here to read more
Fused Cast Refractory is a high density material obtained by melting a mixture of the purest oxides and casting them into molds to create the required shapes. Fused Cast Refractory blocks are preferred by the glass industry mainly because they offer good glass corrosion resistance at high temperature with no glass defects.
A Sintered Refractory is medium and high density material obtained by a mixture of the pure oxides and vibro-cast (or) press them into the molds to create the required shapes. These products are dried and fired at high temperature to get the required properties. The product ranges produced in SEPR India include mainly white products like High Alumina, Zircon, Zircon Mullite, Andalusite based products.
Manufacturing Plants: Palakkad (Kerala) and Perundurai (Tamil Nadu).
Palakkad site certified for ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001
Website – http://www.sefpro.com