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  Company:    Sinosteel LuoYang Institute Of Refractories Research Co.,Ltd.
  Leader:   Hongxia Li
  Address:   No.43 Xiyuan Rd., Jianxi District, Luoyang, P.R.China
  Email:   Phone:   86-379-64205114
  Corporation Sites:     Fax:   86-379-64205007
Core Businesses:
Research on new product, new process, new technology and new equipment in refractories field and related basic application theory;
Refractories for industries such as metallurgy, non-ferrous, petrochemicals, ceramics, building materials, electric power and environmental protection;
High temperature testing apparatus and special processing tools for refractories;
Engineering design and contract for refractories installation projects;
Inspection and testing for refractory product quality;
Refractories technical information and service;
High-level training for refractories expertise  
company brief introduction:
Sinosteel Luoyang Institute of Refractories Research (shortly named as LIRR) is a science and technology enterprise affiliated to China Sinosteel Corporation (abbreviated as Sinosteel). Sinosteel is a central enterprise under the administration of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council. The corporation is mainly engaged in developing and processing metallurgical mineral resources, trading and logistics of metallurgical raw materials and products, and related engineering technical service and equipment manufacture. It is a large multinational enterprise that integrate resources development, trade & logistics and engineering project and science & technology, providing comprehensive auxiliary service and system integrated service for steel industry, especially steel mills. Founded in 1963,once affiliated to the former Ministry of Metallurgy Industry, LIRR was an exclusive large integrated research institute as well as industrial technical center, academy center, information center and service center in China’s refractories industry. Since 1999, LIRR has been transformed into a state-owned high-tech enterprise and become a subsidiary of SinoSteel. LIRR covers an area of 315 thousand square meters and possesses a total assets of over CNY 430 million with business scope including: manufacture of refractories products, testing equipment and machining tools; engineering design, technical service, domestic and overseas trading, quality testing and inspection and information service etc. LIRR has invested to build up two production zones, which is National Engineering Research Center for Refractories and the other National High-Tech Industrialized Engineering Zone for Special Refractories. There are 9 categories of products such as high oxides refractories, composite refractories, metallurgical functional refractories, monolithic refractories, refractory fibers, inspection equipment on 13 production lines included in LIRR with annual capacity of over 50 thousand tons high and medium level refractories with more than 200 varieties. The product range covers industries such as metallurgy, non-ferrous, petrochemicals, ceramics, building materials, electric power, environmental protection, machinery and medical treatment, deserving remarkable economic and social benefits. LIRR has been entitled as National Key High-Tech Enterprise, Henan Outstanding High-Tech Enterprise and Export Enterprise, The Enterprise with Free-Inspection Product, Contract Reliable Enterprise of Henan Province and AAA Level Credit Standing Enterprise. In 2005, the scale of operation reached CNY 420 million and export volume of USD 20 million. Among 586 staff of LIRR, there are 404 professional technicians with refractories or related expertise including 77 engineers with doctor or master degrees. The R&D center of LIRR is a State Certified Technical Center granted by National Ministry of Science & Technology. By gathering a galaxy of innovative and motivated talents as well as more than 100 sets of advanced equipment, the R&D center carries out the research and new product development work by investing CNY 20 million annually. Over past 40 years, LIRR gained over 570 achievements in the research, undertaken more than 278 research projects awarded the science and technology progress prizes of state, ministerial or provincial level and were licensed 35 patents. Some national key industrial organizations are registered at LIRR, including: National Engineering Research Center for Refractories, National Quality Inspection and Supervision Center for Refractories, Verified Refractories Laboratory of State Administration for the Inspection of Import and Export Commodities, National Technical Committee on Refractories of Stardardization Administration of China, Refractory Subcommittee of Chinese Society for Metals and Productivity Promotion Center for Refractories Industry. LIRR has also been authorized by State Press & Publishing Administration to publish key magazines or periodicals: Naihuo Cailiao (the journal that report the research, production and application of China’s refractories,in Chinese,bimonthly), China’s Refractories (the only English language journal in China’s refractories industry) and Naihuo Cailiao Xinxi (Refractory News in Chinese language). By constantly improving the management level, in 2003, LIRR was certified by ISO9001:2000 Quality Management System verification, and in 2005 certified by GB/T24001-2004 Environment Management System and GB/T28001-2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Besides, LIRR is one of the first batch of organizations authorized to offer Master Degree by Academic Degree Commission of the State Council and jointly set up station for PhD program with University of Science and Technology Beijing. LIRR has established a close relationship of cooperation with companies and institutes in more than 40 different countries and regions in terms of business and technology. It enjoys a good fame worldwide in refractories industry.