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Refractory Shapes produce clean, contaminant-free metals.

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February 11, 2014 - Dense, hard, and chemically stable Cerox® fired refractory shapes are resistant to chemical attack from acids, slags, and gases and come in various material compositions. Fired to temperatures that create strong molecular bonds, shapes provide cleaner, contaminant-free metal desired by end-users in aerospace and automotive steel foundries. Variants include Sillimanite Cerox 200 (74% alumina and fired mullite), Cerox 700 (versatile shape capability), and Cerox 720 (for complex shapes).

Morgan Thermal Ceramics - The Morgan Crucible Company

1185 Walker's Line, Burlington, ON, L7M1L1, USA

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Morgan Thermal Ceramics Offers Cerox® Fired Refractory Shapes and Engineering Expertise for Producing Clean and Contaminant-free Metals

Press release date: January 1, 2014

Morgan Thermal Ceramics announces the availability of Cerox® fired refractory shapes, offered in a range of material compositions, including many specifically used for the manufacture of rotating and non-rotating airplane components and automotive turbochargers. Dense, hard, and chemically stable, Cerox fired refractory shapes offer resistance to chemical attack from acids, slags, and gasesto produce the cleaner, contaminant-free metal desired by end users in aerospace and automotive steel foundries. They are manufactured at facilities in Cañon City, CO, and Augusta, GA, where product managers and engineers are centralized to ensure superior customer service.

Fired shapes manufactured from Sillimanite Cerox 200 are composed of 74 percent alumina and fired mullite, which are prized for their chemical attack resistance, good thermal shock, and excellent non-wetting characteristics at temperatures as high as 2850°F. Other materials available include Cerox 700 which has a high alumina content as well as versatile shape capability, making it ideal for products with complex shapes, including crucibles, tundishes and launder systems. For complex shapes, Cerox 720 which also features high alumina content is particularly adapted to developing shapes with thin walls, due to its fine grain and high strength.

Cerox shapes are fired to temperatures that create especially strong molecular bonds, making them superior in applications required to produce clean and contaminant-free metals. Combined with precisely controlled firing and 100 percent product inspection, these high-quality components are ideal for the most demanding of high-temperature environments.

Morgan Thermal Ceramics offers engineering and design expertise to support customers in the development of crucibles, tundishes, and launder systems. They will provide expert advice on material composition, pre-heat schedules, custom shapes and part installation, throughout the design and development process.

For further information, please contact:

Kristin Nugent, McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc. 617 367 0100 ext. 148
kristin.nugent@mgr1.com

Wendy Evans, Tel: +1 706 796 4200
Email:  wendy.evans@morganplc.com

About Morgan Thermal Ceramics
Morgan Thermal Ceramics is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced heat insulation products which are used to help reduce energy consumption in a range of industrial processes, from iron and steel production to power generation. Key products include Superwool® the leading low bio-persistent insulating fibre, insulating firebricks (IFBs) and a range of monolithic materials. The business employs some 3,000 people in more than 50 locations worldwide, with manufacturing sites in 25 countries.

Morgan Thermal Ceramics is a business within the Morgan Ceramics Division of The Morgan Crucible Company plc, one of the world's leading advanced materials companies. The company specialises in the design, manufacture and marketing of ceramic and carbon products which are used in a wide range of applications, from transport and telecommunications to fire protection and medical instruments. Morgan Crucible is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the engineering sector.

For more information on Morgan Thermal Ceramics visit www.morganthermalceramics.com or contact one of our sales offices below:

North America
Morgan Thermal Ceramics
2102 Old Savannah Road, Augusta, Georgia, 30906
Tel: +1 (706) 796 4200
Fax: +1 (706) 560 5841
Email northamerica.tc@morganplc.com

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