In Zakłady Magnezytowe “ROPCZYCE” S.A. we have been producing refractory materials since 1975. We are constantly expanding our offerings with new groups of products and further expanding out research capabilities.

In 2014, as a result of a project co-financed by the European Union, we established the Research and Development Centre for Ceramic Materials. The Centre is made up of qualified specialists who, thanks to the combination of knowledge and experience, provide their customers with comprehensive service. The main scope of activities of the Centre focuses on supervision over current production, design of new construction and material solutions.

Our specialists are constantly improving our products, which is a response to the clients needs and the ability to adapt to dynamic market changes helps us to achieve that goal.   Constant contact with the customer allows us to continuously analyze and react to any problems that arise.

Our professional research facilities located inside our producction facility enable us to conduct experiments on a laboratory and semi-industrial scale. Richly equipped laboratories: technological, physical, chemical, phase tests and thermomechanical tests allow us to examine all implemented products and perform post mortem analyses. They provide, among other things, information on  critcal wear mechanisms and indicate the way of extending their service life.

ZMR  have recently purchased a SEM – Scanning Electron Microscope, which is a device that will allow us to evaluate the microstructure of analysed refractories materials. Thanks to the use of different SEM detectors we will be able to evaluate compositions of elemental microenvironments. Intuitive and diverse software will allow our team to look inside the mineralogical structures and alayse it in detail.

Apart from experimental methods, we also conduct model simulations with the use of computer programs. In the field of numerical calculations we use thermochemical software (FactSage), CFD and MES (Comsol, Ansys Fluent) calculation software and symbolic calculation software (Maple).