S.I.G.M.A.: Specialists in refractory materials for the glass industry

2011-03-01 | Refractories

Founded 20 years ago by a team of people with more than 30 years of experience, S.I.G.MA. quickly became a leader in Italy thanks to “alcoholic-binder” technology and innovative products, moving on to international markets, where it sells about 80 per cent of its high-quality production. In this article, S.I.G.MA. presents its most recent development, aimed at, the company says, improving glass corrosion resistance and thermal homogeneity of the glass gob.

S.I.G.M.A.: Specialists in refractory materials for the glass industry
ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT
From the very beginning in 1990, S.I.G.MA. has seriously pursed the aim of cooperating with the glass industry offering top quality materials thanks to the hard work of a team of people with more than 30 years of experience in the production of refractories. Thanks to continuous improvements in the performances of materials, in just a few years, S.I.G.MA. has become a leader in Italy in the refractory market for the glass industry. At the end of the 1990s, S.I.G.MA. turned its attention to the international market and rapidly expanded notwithstanding the strong competition. Today, more than 80 per cent of S.I.G.MA.’s products are sold internationally. Thanks to cooperation with important partners, S.I.G.MA. can supply a complete high quality range of products for the glass industry including:
• fireclay;
• high alumina;
• sillimanite;
• mullite;
• silica;
• zircon-mullite;
• zircon;
• magnesia;
• fused cast refractories;
• insulating refractories;
• special cements and concretes.

INVESTMENTS
In 2011, S.I.G.MA. will invest in a very high temperature kiln (1750°C) from Bickley. This new kiln, the eighth at the plant, will improve the quality level of some existing products, as well as sinter highly refractory products to improve performances and operation life.
This is only the latest investment of our company that has greatly improved production capacity and quality level in these last years despite the global crisis. Investments at the plant...















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