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March/April 2023 Journal Now Available To IRE Members
March/April 2023 Journal Now Available To IRE Members

From the Editor Lynn Postle – As we commence a new year, it is of course the ideal time to take stock of what the past year has meant for us as individuals and collectively. It has clearly been a year of turmoil for many throughout the world, with conflict and political unrest impacting greatly on both our home and our working environments. It is somewhat of an understatement to say we are in the clutches of an energy crisis, the likes of which many of us have never seen before.

However, it is at times such as this defining moment, that the industrial sectors such as the refractories industry – which is blessed with engineering genius – are at their finest. When challenged to the extreme, we can innovate and rely on an inquisitive nature to navigate the difficulties and emerge with technological advances offering the solutions our customers seek, giving us (and them) increased optimism for the future. One such challenge is that of effective energy management, not just to reduce costs but also to ensure supply is sustainable for future needs. In this issue we put energy supply and efficiency under the spotlight to look at ways in which we can share knowledge and best practice to enable our energy-intensive industry to continue to prosper. Find out more at and this issues content includes:

  • Australian Update
  • International Events Diary
  • IRE News
  • AGM 2022 – Draft Minutes
  • General News
  • Industry News
  • Supplier News
  • End User Industry News
  • Event News
  • The Refractories Engineer Editorial Programme
  • Refractory Business Directory
  • Quick Shot Directory
  • IRE Officers and Council
  • IRE Corporate Packages
  • Recruitment Advertising

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