The German Refractory Association is pleased to host the 18th Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR).


Deutsche Feuerfest-Industrie e.V. (DFFI)
German Refractory Association

Chairman: Ulf Frohneberg
Höhr-Grenzhausen | Germany

President of UNITECR 2023

Dr. Andus Buhr
Frankfurt | Germany

Vice President of UNITECR 2023

Prof. Dr. Christos G. Aneziris
Freiberg | Germany

Founding Members

  • American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
  • Association Latinoamericana de Fabricants de Refractories (ALAFAR)
  • German Refractory Association (GRA)
  • Technical Association of Refractories, Japan (TARJ)

Principle Members

  • The Chinese Ceramic Society (CCS)
  • Indian Refractory Makers Association (IRMA)
  • Fédération Européene des Fabricants de Réfractaires (PRE)

Distinguished Life Members

Candidates for this distinction are persons who have demonstrated particular and outstanding merit in the domain of science, technology and management of refractories, or who have performed exemplary service in support of the goals and philosophy of UNITECR, including outstanding contributions to the organizing process for UNITECR meetings.

Take a look at the distinguished life members

The IEB of UNITECR has sanctioned worldwide congresses in the following locations:
Anaheim/USA ACerS 1989
Aachen/Germany GRA 1991
Sao Paulo/Brazil ALAFAR 1993
Kyoto/Japan TARJ 1995
New Orleans/USA ACerS 1997
Berlin/Germany GRA 1999
Cancun/Mexico ALAFAR 2001
Osaka/Japan TARJ 2003
Orlando/USA ACerS 2005
Dresden/Germany GRA 2007
Salvador/Brazil ALAFAR 2009
Kyoto/Japan TARJ 2011
Victoria/Canada ACerS 2013
Vienna/Austria GRA 2015
Santiago/Chile ALAFAR 2017
Yokohama/Japan TARJ 2019
Chicago/USA ACerS 2022
Frankfurt am Main/Germany GRA 2023

Scientific Committee 2023

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Christos G. Aneziris

THE TOPICS (and experts)

  1. Raw Materials
    Dr. Christoph Wöhrmeyer
  2. Advances in Monolithic Technology
    Prof. Dr. Olaf Krause
  3. Refractories for Iron- and Steelmaking
    Prof. Dr. Helge Jansen
  4. Refractories for Non-Ferrous Metallurgy
    Daniel Cölle
  5. Refractories for Non-Metal Industries
    Dr. Stefan Postrach
  6. Modelling and Digitalization
    Rinus Siebring
  7. Education
    Dr. Dietmar Gruber
  8. Testing and Standardization
    Dr. Christian Dannert
  9. Basic Refractory Science and Technology Transfer
    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Quirmbach