The Carbon Challenge

UNITECR 2023: Call-for-Papers

Refractory World Congress 2023: Call for speakers to present their lecture content by November 30, 2022

The Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR) takes place from 26th – 29th September 2023 in Frankfurt, Germany.

As a founding member of UNITECR The German Refractory Industrie, is proud to prepare this world conference.  

The motto is program - and more relevant than ever: "The Carbon Challenge - steps and leaps to master the future".  

The path to CO2 neutrality will keep the refractory industry and its steel, glass, cement and chemical customers busy for many years to come. The transformation from fossil fuels to green hydrogen when used in high-temperature processes will have an impact on material and lining concepts. At this conference, initial answers and proposed solutions, scientific results and practical implementation examples will be presented.  

"For the extensive congress program we are looking for speakers from universities, research and development, from refractory companies or from suppliers of raw materials to plant or furnace construction with a call-for-papers," explains Thomas Kaczmarek, Managing Director and Head of planning for UNITECR 2023.  

The task will be to present the latest developments in science and research, technology and practical implementation to the participants. "And everything with a view to climate protection, circular economy and future CO2 reduction".  

Nine subject areas were defined in the Scientific Committee, which will provide a framework for the congress program. "There is a wide range from use of raw materials and manufacturing processes to applications in the steel, cement and glass industries or digitization, testing and standardization," explains Thomas Kaczmarek.   Proposals for possible speakers must be submitted by November 30, 2022 via the website

(Quelle: ECREF gGmbH)