Announcement: P-D and BRCC long-term exclusively distribution alliance
Since November 20th 2018, marketing and the accountability for technical support and sales, have now been divided into regions: BRCC focusing their marketing activities mainly in China and a few outlying regions, PDR focusing worldwide, but excluding the above mentioned BRCC fields of operation.
This alliance allows us to provide our customers a complete package of refractory products for aluminium reduction cells, thus simplifying the tendering and ordering process for our customers and ultimately resulting in considerable cost reduction.
We are delighted to make this new announcement and are looking forward to our new joint venture.
41 years of MSLZ / P-D Refractories CZ a.s.
P-D, SORG and KIOO – a strong trio!
KIOO Ltd.’s SORG container glass furnace K1 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, was successfully commissioned in 2018 following successful refractory installation of proven P-D Refractory high value products.
KIOO Ltd. has now commissioned P-D Refractories to also supply the SORG furnace K2 with their quality refractory products from the Bochum, Wetro and Czech Republic factories for May 2019.
Quality glass - intelligently manufactured in Africa!
P-D Refractories quality at a distance of 16,473 km!
Precision-finished by Dr. C. Otto
A stroke of 1.2 meters ensures that extremely large and heavy blocks, such as silica invert arches for glass melting tanks, but also extremely hard products, such as corundum or fused mullite, and extremely fragile products, such as fused silica - can be precisely, accurately and rapidly processed.
A further competitive advantage of P-D Refractories GmbH Dr. C. Otto: As a result of superior quality and characteristics our refractory products are improved!
P-D Refractories, Dr. C. Otto trains!
The Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Central Ruhr Region has approved the engagement of P-D Refractories GmbH as a training enterprise with certification.
We wish our apprentices a good start to their professional lives and great success!
Donwload Certificate as PDF.
Résumé glasstec 2018
Otto's descendants visit the location Dr. C. Otto of P-D Refractories
"Preserving tradition - shaping the future" is clearly visible here in Bochum-Dahlhausen.
Dr. Carlos Otto is honoured in Höhr-Grenzhausen
After the completion of the new building, installations were set up as part of “Kunst am Bau” (‘art-in-architecture’) in the building that was officially inaugurated on 19 April 2013, dedicated to special personalities. These personalities earned their acclaim as “pioneers” either in ceramic research or the ceramic industry or in refractory research or the refractory industry. Three criteria applied to the selection of the personalities in the “People” installation, which Dr. Carlos Otto fulfilled with his pioneering work in the refractory field.
P-D Refractories congratulates P-D Valmiera Glass USA Corp. for the successful inauguration of the fiberglass bath
Under the direction of Valmiera Glas AG, a new fiberglass plant was built up in Dublin/Georgia USA within two years, from the planning to the opening on April 11, 2018.
On January 30, 2018, the first fiberglass was produced. A great performance that is unique in the world. Valmiera Glas AG as the main shareholder and the P-D Group have a long-term cooperation on the US market. For the Valmiera Glas stock company and its shareholders it is a further step forwards.
P-D Refractories makes future-oriented investments at the Wetro site
With this investment, P-D Refractories, Europe's largest producer of tin bath bottom and tank blocks, is responding to the increased demand of the container and float glass industry. Furthermore, the steadily increasing quality requirements of machined shaped bricks, which are part of the core business of the Wetro site, are taken into account.
P-D Refractories GmbH Dr. C. Otto – a contribution to integration!
During their three-week internship, full-time for Mr. Jawaad Toraani and part-time for Mr. Mohamad Alahmad, they gained an insight into our company and had the opportunity to get to know everyday working life in a production company.
The training period within the company was intended to extend and deepen their existing skills and knowledge or those acquired at the establishments of the initiative sponsors, through practical applications.
The trainees were accompanied during their internship by employees of the relevant departments and members of the works council, who are available as so-called mentors.
We would like to welcome Mr. Toraani and Mr. Alahmad and wish them a good and successful stay!
Review glasstec 2016
For further information about the new products, please follow the links.
P-D Refractories GmbH Dr. C. Otto is providing training again!
We wish the apprentices a good and successful start to their professional lives!
Senior mayor Thomas Eiskirch visits P-D Refractories GmbH at the Dr. C. Otto site
The photo shows Mr. Thomas Eiskirch with our carpenters in front of the new CNC machine for wooden moulds.
Bochum AOK company run - P-D Refractories Dr. C. Otto team
Congratulations and many thanks to the whole team at P-D Refractories Dr. C. Otto!
Record – hand-moulded drip rings made in Bochum
On 14 December 2015, Mr. Helder Pereira Domingues showed the 7000th two-hole drip ring he had manufactured.
Whether single-hole, two or three-hole, our drip rings are guarantee durability. Whether they are made of zirconium mullite or corundum, only hand-moulded and highly densified drip rings guarantee superior heat corrosion resistance. With these products, hand-moulded and made in Germany, we are contributing to the profitability of glass bottle manufacturers.
New press at Dr. C. Otto, Bochum/Dahlhausen
This is a further investment worth millions into the future of the Dr. C. Otto plant.
Fireproof products handmade in Germany!
Since the new multifunctional tunnel kiln was put into operation in July 2014, these products can now be fired at increased extremely high temperatures. The plant’s own joinery with modern automatic CNC machines provides complex multi-layered wooden moulds and therefore ensures that any complex form can be manufactured. This has made it possible to manufacture 247 types with more than 35,000 forms from 100 grams to 660 kilos for 491 customers in 64 countries:
Fireproof products of the highest quality handmade in Germany!
Résumé Glasstec 2014
The High-Ɛ crown, our new development, with improved radiant heat transfer of the melter arch, is clearly saving resources, being energy and cost efficient with further potential for savings by glass manufacturers. The resonance to our new lining concepts for regenerators and checkers as well as our new alliance with Guangzhou Ling Nan Refractories for isostatically pressed and fust cast products was equally positive.
New production line magnesia chimney blocks
Inauguration multifunctional tunnel furnace
Announcement of cooperation with Guangzhou Ling Nan Refractory Co., Ltd.
Neuer Tunnelofen bei Dr. C. Otto
Retirement from Board of Directors
GLASSPEX INDIA 2013
Resumée Glasstec 2012
For further information please use the link to our exhibition newspaper.
To provide an easy access to our new developments we built a counter that was set on a lying crown, soldier lining and superstructure of a glass melting tank.
This 16 sqm exhibit led to great surprise and much discussion with our visitors.
140 Years Dr. C. Otto
Communication Workshop in Dolni Morava
- Approx. 16,733 visitors from over 100 countries
- 613 exhibitors from 42 countries
- Optimism returns to the sector
IREFCON (India International Refractories Congress)
The focus of the congress was on the steel industry. Other subjects were dealing with cement, glass, coke as well as non-ferrous metal industry. In addition, presentations were offered on raw materials, research & development and education issues.
PD Refractories Group was represented by MSLZ representative who reported about the excellent wear behavior of silica bricks installed in coke oven battery after 20 years of service.