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New refractories firm established in Chicago.

A refractory manufacturing firm recently was established in Chicago by Richard W Koski and James E. Host.

The new firm, Matrix Refractories, inc, produces high-technology castables and gunite mixes with primary emphasis on the aluminum industry.

Backed by their years of experience in the aluminum industry, Koski and Host plan to develop Matrix Retractories into a leading manufacturer of high quality materials and a developer of new materials that can address problem applications posed by specific alloys and/or processes.

Further information is available from Matrix Retractories, Inc, 218 N. Laflin St, Chicago, IL 60607; 312/733-6199. MC 089623460 3443ITaOl4WALS

A joint venture has been established by LubeCon Systems, Inc and Wheelabrator, inc to produce and sell standard equipment for new and rebuilt shotblast units.

The system will be marketed to owners of-existing machines by both Whee labrator and LubeCon sales personnel. Field service will be performed by LubeCon's factory-trained service

Bob Prough, LubeCon Foundry Div manger, is responsible development that began in 1983 the Nodular Iron Div of Central Div/ General Motors Corp.

Prough, who developed the equipment through trial and error at the Saginaw location, recently negotiated the agreement with Wheelabrator He and Dale Brautigam, vice president of Engineered Systems at LubeCon have been working with foundries and steel mills throughout North America to demonstrate cost-savings achieved through the application of thin-film/dry-film lubricants to reduce wear on chains, slides, guides, air tools and all types of conveyors in an abrasive environment.

Wheelabrator was LubeCon's first joint operation with a major manufacturer. LubeCon, based in Fremont, MI, designs, engineers, tests and builds lubrication systems for the heavy-duty chain that operates directly inside a shotblast machine.
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Title Annotation:Industry News; Matrix Refractories Inc.
Publication:Modern Casting
Date:Oct 1, 1990
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