Refratechnik Asia Ltd. Becomes an Associate Corporate Member of WCA

London, 9 April 2024 - The World Cement Association (WCA) announced today it is welcoming Refratechnik Asia, a market leader in the field of refractory materials based in Hong Kong, as an Associate Corporate Member.

Refratechnik Asia supplies high-quality refractory materials to the cement and lime industries in China, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. Operating across five sites and plants in China and Hong Kong, the firm annually manufactures approximately 120,000 tonnes of refractory materials.

In the cement industry, refractory engineering plays a key role, impacting product quality, combustion system longevity, energy efficiency, and emission control. Refratechnik handles aspects from raw meal preheating to clinker cooling and provides comprehensive refractory training and tutorials to enhance furnace performance, operational safety, and sustainability for its customers.

Refratechnik Asia is a part of one of the world's top 10 manufacturers of refractory products, Refratechnik Group, which is the largest family-owned global company in its sector. As a result, the company aims to follow a value oriented corporate culture and sees sustainability as integral to its operations.

With more than 3,000 cement kilns worldwide equipped with Refratechnik products, totalling 350,000 tons of material annually, the Refratechnik Group team with more than 2,100 employees worldwide, specialises in developing, manufacturing, and handling the development of specific components for cement kilns. 

"As the world's largest family-owned refractory business, we are keen to see Refratechnik Asia promote its value-orientated culture within our organisation and its commitment to driving greener practices in the cement and wider construction industry. All our members have the opportunity to take part in professional committees, various activities tailored to their needs, and member forums, which we eagerly anticipate the team's contributions to," says Ian Riley, WCA's CEO.

"We're pleased to become part of WCA and look forward to exchanging ideas, sharing our research, and introducing innovative operational approaches to the network. Additionally, we hope to enhance technical and economic efficiency within the organisation while upholding our sustainability-driven company ethos," says Mr. Christof Kilb, Managing Director of Refratechnik Asia.

The 7th WCA Annual Conference and Exhibition, will take place from 18th - 19th October 2024, at the Hilton Nanjing Niushoushan, in Nanjing, China. To register for this event please visit: WCA Annual Conference 2024. For any questions or sponsorship information, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.