Congratulations to the successful ALUMINIUM CHINA EXHIBITION, which held in Jul 12th – 14th in shanghai.aluminiumchina 2016

ALUMINIUM CHINA is a quite important promotion event which ZHENGJIANG INSERTEC FOUNDRY takes part every year,  and certanly it is also a big and wide-influenced exhibition of the non-ferrous industry.aluminium china 2016

During the three days, everyone plays and indispensablee role.

There is no doubt that the success of the exhibition can not take away from the efforts made by whole team!! hope that brings more huge benefits for ZHENJIANG INSERTEC FOUNDRY SUPPLIES- ZIFS.

FENAF 2015


FENAF 2015 is a Conference and exhibition for the foundry industry. It is a bianual  fair. The seventh time that INSERTEC exhibited at this fair (since 2003); but is our  first time like INSERTEC REFRACTORY DO Brazil LTDA.FENAF 2015

The market situation is of general uncertainty. All are waiting for a recovery, but few companies dare to make new investments. There is not a clear tendency in  2015, even though we are forecast to close some projects before year’s end.



Itacolumitas are special sandstones which reach this unexpected flexibility due to special interlocking of its grains, coming from its geological growth. Name comes from the Brazilian country of Itacolumia, Minas Gerais, where it was firstly identified.  This strange elastic behavior developed by nature, has been focused by scientists of different areas due to, for example, potential application of itacolumite inspired microstructures, to develop flexible concretes capable to resist, in terms of its own flexibility, vibration coming from earthquakes.



Two members of INSERTEC R&D Team will attend the most important worldwide Congres on refractories,  UNITECR  (TEchnical Conference on Refractories).Event board is composed by main refractories associations, GRA (Germany), TARJ (japón), ACERS (US & Canadá), ALAFAR (Latin-América), and recently CCS  from (China), PRE  from (UE) and IRMA from (India).

Its celebration every two years takes place in America, Europa and Asia, alternatively. After last congress in Victoria, Canada in 2013, Vienna has been selected as place for current event.


From 15th to 18th of September.

ECERS 2015


The 14th international conference organized by the European Ceramic Society, ECERS 2015, ECERS 2015, took place in Toledo (Spain), last week.

The even was divided in eight different topics covering all the specialties involving traditional and technical ceramics.  In spite of the weight of refractory business inside ceramic industry, refractory topic was attended for many people.ecers roberto

INSERTEC , was invited to present a “Keynote” so our R&D Manager, Roberto Caballero, presented a review about refractory solutions for aluminium confinement, very welcome by the audience. Regarding the whole event, more than 800 scientists, technicians and professionals met in Toledo.



Pagina_Pricipal_Refractarios_ACERODuring the process of  furnaces loading, the linning in the crown area supports strong blows;  in manual or mechanical loading.

This problem is the cause of the development of this new range of products; whose main characteristics is the high mechanical resistance. Also presented during the fusion process, an excellent performance to the thermal shock, avoiding cracks in this upper part of the furnace.

Product range is a follows:

Casting Steel & Aluminium:



For the CAP furnaces melting Iron:




ESTADOSEquipo Plasma 3D Without going any further, the Sun is, in itself, a gigantic plasma, full of atoms of Hydrogen and Helium that have lost totally or partially their electrons as a result of the extremely High temperaturas generated inside (they estimate that the temperatura of the Sun is approximately 6000ºC in surface and some 15 million degrees centrigados in  its interior.

However,To get a Plasma, it is not necessary to apply such high temperatures,  in fact with a candle and a match we have enough; the orange-coloured Corona that we sometimes  see in the flame of the candle is the result of dissociation and ionization of the air molecules and plasma in low density and temperatura.

Finally, If we look arround, it is posible to find more tan one element formed of plasma. Also we can find plasma generated naturally as lightning in a storm, or the sun, man has created artificial plasma with different purposes: in  medicine, industrial aplications such welding, plasma cutting…etc. Even, most of us have at home fluorescent lamps or televisions based on plasma thechnology.

One of plasma application that interest us, consists of casting units heating based on the technology of high power HPTP, thermal plasma consits in taking advantage of the heat of a plasma arc,  and it is  a consequence of the ionization of plasmagen gas between a graphite (the cathode) electrode and the metal, which is electrically connected to another electrode (called anode).  The electric current flows throught the gas ionizing it, being abble to reach temperaturas up of 10.000ºC in the core of arc.

The generation of plasma is obtained by generating potencial difference between the two electrodes, so that it produces a reaction chain that ionize the plasmagen gas giving rise to plasma arc.




Firstly please allow us to express gratitude of the continued support from your side. We have the honor to inform you that INSERTEC is going to take part in the exhibitions as listed below:

  • METAL + METALLURGY CHINA2015 – NECC (Shangai) Mar. 31 – Apr.3 (Hall: 1 International zone – Stand:1M40)
  • ALUMINIUM CHINA 2015 – Shangai New Intl´l Expo Centre Jul.8 – 10 (Hall: N1 – Stand: 1L30)

exhibition invitation



ZHENJIANG INSERTEC took part in the main metallurgy exhibition organized in P.R. china- METAL CHINA 2015, from 31st March to 3rd of April.

Different factors has affected that the exhibition was poor from the point of view of visitors/contacts, specially from overseas:

– Move location from Beijing to Shangai.metal china 2015

– New Venue still under construction.

– Year of GIFA.

ZIFS conclusion has been – good enough to be thinking on the Chinese ferrous Market; then we will take part again in Beijing 2016



According to IMF, the growth forecast for the world´s economy was 3.3% in 2014.

The global growth projection for 2015 is 3,8%. Chinese President Xi Jinping said China´s will maintain strong. China´s groos domestic product growth rate is expected over 7 percent in 2015.

According to Oxford, the US economy to do well in 2015 with about 3% growth driven in part, by manufacturing momentum and rising employment, some of which is reaching decade highs.

Europe, The oxford Economics predicts growth of a little over 1% in 2015. Oxford Economics sees India as the strongest of the BRIC countries in 2015. Good growth numbers of 5.6% are expected, driven by the election of a pro-business government.




The world Steel Association forecasts that global apparent steel use increased by 3.1% to 1527 Mt in 2014 following growth of 3.6% in 2013. In 2015, it is forecast that world steel demand will grow further by 3.3%and will reach 1576 Mt.

If we analyze the table detailed below;  we see that Asia is the leading producer of steel, only China has a production of 822,7 tons while in 2014 has had a slight descents(de 49,7% in 2013 and during 2014 it was a 49,5% ).

The European Union is the second zone in the classification  where Germany is the leading producer. In 2014 has a production was 169 M.Ton. This represents an increase of 1.7%; increases in production in Germany and France and falls in Spain and Italy.

In short, the global steel demand recovery continues but growth is stabilising at a lower rate with continued volatility and uncertainly leading to a challenging environment for steel companies.

Production fell in the CIS, in Ukraine only  fell  17%.

In India, steel demand was expected to grow by 3.3% to 76.2Mt in 2014, following 3.8% growth in 2013. Despite uncertainties relating to the impact of upcoming elections steel demand is projected to grow by 4.5% in 2015.

In North America, crude steel production increased 2%, however in South America shrank 1.4%, since the sharp decline in Brazil, Venezuela and Chile were offset with increases in Argentina, Colombia and Peru.

In Central and South America, apparent steel use was projected to grow by 3.4% to 50.9Mt in 2014 down from 4.3% in 2013.This is forecast to slow further to 2.7% in 2015 due to contraction in Argentina and a sharp slowdown in Chile.

Crude steel production – December 2014
The figures below are in thousand tonnes.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
European Union (28) 14.603 13.871 15.449 14.288 14.973 14.376 13.840 12.129 14.223 14.714 14.210 12.457 169.243
Other Europe 3.075 2.908 3.072 2.834 3.208 3.117 2.995 3.100 3.087 2.909 2.978 2.910 36.194
CIS (6) 8.817 8.295 9.203 9.014 9.681 9.217 9.247 8.601 8.078 8.253 8.261 8.422 105.089
North America 10.136 9.494 10.356 9.812 10.229 10.067 10.463 10.618 10.119 10.243 9.740 9.977 121.247
Africa 1.328 1.287 1.280 1.342 1.229 1.419 1.273 1.397 985 1.286 1.353 1.399 15.579
Middle East 2.047 2.185 2.345 2.461 2.490 2.339 2.247 2.250 2.335 2.490 2.476 2.393 28.059
Asia 93.004 84.104 95.434 92.726 95.153 93.202 92.337 92.830 91.397 91.904 87.264 92.095 1.110.860
Oceania 416 469 489 413 437 455 514 419 503 514 390 470 5.488
Total 65 countries 137.061 126.035 141.586 136.680 141.206 137.823 136.831 135.209 134.559 136.401 130.337 133.712 1.636.960
This dates are of  65 countries, they for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2013.
Annual total figures include revisions not shown on a monthly basis.



CUCHARASSelf-flowing refractory castables have been used in refractory market for more than 20 years. Their capability to reach maximum density without vibration have covered some appliications in which classic consolidation techniques has not easy implementation. Extension of self-flow as general castable configuration have been limited by necessary extra addition of finer raw materials which makes self-flow matrixes more reactive than vibrate equivalents.

Recently, RSI have developed a new concept of self-flowing castables with same matrix structure of vibrate materials. Their pure self-compacting behavior links maximum PRESS3performance with the most friendly installation. This new family has been named BERELOC and covers form standard high alumina compositions like BERELOC-82 especially developed for CIF coil protection ,BERELOC 60 Z; excellent resistance to chemical attacl by acid slag, for Pressurized Pouring Furnaces and transport ladles in Iron foundries.



7th Edition of METALMADRID., It was 29th and 30th of  October.Foto Standmetal madrid (2 de 2)

300 companies were present with the 220 stand, occupied more than 8000 m2.

52% more participation than  in the last edition.

Mention the celebration of 3 technical conferences: COMPOSITE, MOLD & TRATER.Conferencia TraterDay (1 de 2)

Our colleague Jorge Almeida participated in trater, about heat treatment.



ZENJIANG Insertec, took part one year more in ALUMINIUM CHINA Exhibition in Shanghai from 9th to 11th of July.aluminium-china-2014 ALUMINIUM CHINA

During those three days, some of the main Chinese customers visited the booth as well as other important international companies.

Due to the success with the received, Zhenjiang INSERTEC has already booked the space for the new edition in 2015.



WFO President Vinod Kapur spoke of the “systematic sea-change” in the industry and said: “Now is the time to respond in terms of the search for new products and process taking into account sustainnability and the moral obligation to be envirommentally conscious”.1240396_426462884131815_1873240478_n20140519_125546

Held every two years, the  WFC provides essential knowledge and gives participants the opportunity to share experience and network.

We were participating in what has undoubtedly been the most important event for the world´s foundry in our country.

28 BIEMH.- International Machine-Tool Exhibition


28th edition of the biennial of machine tool, it has become one of the most important fairs in the sector in Europe. Professionals from 57 countries have been able to check the quality of machines, accesories, components and industrial equipment in the halls.biehm2014

INSERTEC, as the last years, has presented our  latest products  in the heat treatment sector.

The balance has been positive with numerous visits, Customers and potential customers, recovering the good feeelings of the past.

INSERTEC, LORAMENDI and TECNALIA create a new company to boost the foundry sector


ILT Plasma Technologies will improve foundry quality, energy performance and productivity of the facilities through an innovative heating system

Basauri, 2 April 2014. In Europe, the iron foundry sector has an annual turnover above wfo10,000 million Euros per annum, according to the data of the World Foundry Organization. In this context, ILT Plasma Technologies SL was created; a new technology-based company seeking to improve foundry quality, energy performance and productivity of the facilities through a high-power thermal plasma heating system. This new company is formed by INSERTEC and LORAMENDI, two industrial partners with a large experience in the sector, and the TECNALIA Applied Research Centre.

The technology developed by TECNALIA, which has been called PLASMAPOUR®, is a casting unit heating system based on High Power Thermal Plasma technology (HPTP). After 15 years of research, it is one of the main innovations in the iron foundry sector worldwide.

The advantages of such technology are the following: it allows to work in casting temperatures that would be impossible using conventional equipment; improved energy performance, both in the casting unit as in the rest of the facility; improved productivity of the facilities, due to an increase in line availability, reduction of rejections and a better panel performance; and improved foundry metallurgical grade.

The activity of ILT Plasma Technologies will focus on the manufacturing, adaptation, commercialisation and implementation of plasma facilities in the foundry sector, with an estimated global potential market of 1,600 million Euros. The new company will be located in Basauri (Bizkaia) and foresees an annual turnover of 2.4 million Euros from the fourth year since its creation. You may reach ILT Plasma Technologies on: and

The creation of this new technology-based company, at a time of economic difficulty, proves that the Basque industry is active and committed to the future and the creation of economic activity, showing its commitment to collaboration, innovation and technology.

BEAZ, a Public Company belonging to the Economic Development Department of the Bizkaia Provincial Council, participated in its start-up, seeking to contribute to the growth of the economic activity and the creation of jobs.


The company was founded in 1973 in Vitoria and became a part of the Mondragon Group. It is a global benchmark in foundry equipment, supplying comprehensive solutions in the field of the manufacturing and assembly of sand cores and vertical moulding lines. Its main markets are Germany, China, USA, Mexico and India and has sales offices and post-sale services in these markets.

Its main clients are first-line globalised suppliers from the block and cylinder heads of the car industry, brake discs and safety systems manufactured in iron and aluminium. The average turnover stands at approximately 60 million Euros, of which 90% are exports. It has a staff of 160 people in Vitoria and 60 in its subsidiaries, who have a clear mission of contributing to the technological development of its clients and provide an excellent post-sale service on a global level.


The company was founded in Bilbao in 1980, and is devoted to the supply of Industrial Furnaces and Refractory Products. INSERTEC designs and manufactures solutions in the field of materials engineering and science for metal processing (mainly iron, steel and aluminium): from melting to casting and final thermal treatment.

 In the ’90s it began its internationalisation process, which resulted in a significant network of subsidiaries (Mexico, Italy, Brazil and China), agents and distributors. The sales from this activity have reached 75% of total sales.


TECNALIA Research & Innovation is the first Private Applied Research Centre in Spain and one of the most important centres in Europe; with 1,400 experts, from over 30 different nationalities, focusing on transforming knowledge into GDP to improve people’s quality of life, by creating business opportunities for companies.

Inspiring Business is a synthesis of two concepts that go hand in hand: imagining and making it come true. TECNALIA’s differential value.

In order to value TECNALIA’S own R&D and favour a comprehensive management of the life-cycle of the innovative technological assets so as to maximise their impact on society and obtain a greater return for commercialisation, TECNALIA VENTURES, S.L., a 100% TECNALIA company with a relevant role in the acceleration of the incubation process of ILT Plasma Technologies, was established in 2013.




INSERTEC will participate as Bronze sponsor in World Foundry Congress, which takes place at Bilbao (19 – 21 of May), we will be proud of your participation!!.


The Tabira Foundry Institute, the World Foundry Organization and IK4-Azterlan would like to invite you to participate in the 71st World Foundry Congress that will take place in Bilbao (Spain), from May 19th-21st 2014.

For many years, the foundry industry has played a determining role in the economic and social development of civilizations. Contemporary demands and requirements from current society drive and inspire experts in the search for new technological advances. The different activities gathered within the Congress and the International Foundry Exhibition will represent an extraordinary opportunity to exchange technical knowledge and to build personal and professional relationships with the common goal of a prosperous and sustainable future. This international event will take place in the city of Bilbao. A living metropolis, where the different historical, industrial and economical trends are reflected in its magnificent architectural styles. Always open to visitors and ready to share its extensive cultural offerings, well recognized gastronomy and sincere hospitality.

We look forward to seeing you in Bilbao in 2014.

Yours sincerely,

The Organizing Committee of the 71st World Foundry Congress



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Una de nuestras fortalezas es el crecimiento de nuestra estructura internacional. Llevamos varios  años donde el conocimiento compartido de mercado y soluciones técnicas refuerzan un equipo hecho por y para personas. La incorporación de personal cualificado, la adquisición de software, … Continue reading


INSERTEC manufactures and supplies Chamber Furnaces for batch heat treatment, specially aimed at industrial sectors, such as:

  • Metalworking.
  • Energy (Wind, Hydraulic, etc.).
  • Petrochemical.
  • Mechanical.
  • Heat Treating.

Chamber Furnaces are provided with one only sliding type front door for batch loading and unloading. Door support structure is also provided with electromechanical or hydraulic driving system, being supplied by request the door tightening system in order to improve the sealing against the heating chamber frame.horno tratamiento blog

Pieces to be heat-treated, placed over metallic trays or inside of baskets, are charged into the Furnace by means of a Charging Machine which leaves them upon the existing load supports, made of refractory concrete pre-shaped pieces, or heat-resistant alloy steel, in accordance with process technical requirements.

Heat insulation of Furnace is usually made of pressed ceramic fiber for roof, sidewalls and front door, and refractory concrete and insulating bricks on floor.The heating system of Furnace consists of:

  • Gas fired open burners operating under different combustion control modes depending on process temperature range, such as, sequential pulsating or combustion air fixed gas regulating modes.
  • Heating elements by means of wire or strip type electric resistances, depending on the total electric power required for process.

Available types of Furnaceshorno temple

Depending on both available space on site and operating requirements of Installation, other possible solutions for Furnace lay-out could be proposed:

  • Tilting Bell type Chamber Furnace capable of revolving around one fixed pivoting axis.
  • Vertical Bell type Chamber Furnace provided with bell lifting system or specially designed bell for being handled by existing bridge crane on site.
  • Travelling Bell type Chamber Furnace provided with a double driven-head bridge crane.



INSERTEC,  les invita a visitar nuestro stand en GIFA.

Presentaremos los nuevos desarrollos en productos y nuestros nuevos proyectos e instalaciones.

Le organizamos una entrevista con nuestros compañeros con los que podrá charlar sobre nuestros últimos desarrollos,



Contacte con nosotros envíe un     E-mail a:

les esperamos.GIFA Logo



Entre el 11 y el 14 de marzo se celebró en Sevilla la 2ª edición del curso de Ingeniería de Refractarios organizado por ANFRE (Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Refractarios y Servicios Afines). Nuestro Responsable de I+D, Roberto Caballero, actual Presidente de ANFRE, abrió el curso con la ponencia inaugural y con la impartición del primer bloque teórico sobre materiales refractarios.

Curso, ingenieria de refractarios II edición

Curso, ingenieria de refractarios II edición

Por parte de INSERTEC, División de Refractarios también  asistieron al curso dos Técnicos Comerciales, Eder Álvarez y Ricard Llobet, así como un Ingeniero de Oficina Técnica, Óscar Berezo, recientemente incorporados. Todos ellos valoraron el curso de forma muy positiva, especialmente la visita a las instalaciones de Siderúrgica Sevillana.



Instalación de Temple y Revenido

La automatización ha llegado a ser un objetivo de máxima prioridad para la industria mecánica y metalúrgica,  en el desarrollo de procesos modernos de fabricación de piezas, bajo  los actuales requerimientos de calidad y trazabilidad de proceso.

horno tratamiento blog

INSERTEC,  ha utilizado su amplia experiencia,  y la de sus colaboradores, en instalaciones automatizadas de hornos industriales, para aplicarla directa y eficazmente al sector de tratamiento térmico.

Tipologia disponible de hornos.

En función del espacio disponible en planta y de las necesidades operativas de la instalación,  se pueden considerar otras posibles soluciones de hornos:

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  • Horno de cámara tipo campana abatible sobre eje de pivotaje fijo.
  • Horno de cámara tipo campana elevable mediante sistema de elevación incorporado o puente grúa existente en planta.
  • Horno de cámara tipo campana elevable desplazable mediante pórtico móvil.

catálogo Horno de cámara


la feria mantuvo la buena afluencia  de  otros años , los  visitantes  principalmente locales, muy pocos visitantes extranjeros, suponemos por el efecto GIFA.

La presencia de expositores al menos en el hall internacional donde estamos fue similar a otros años, si bien empresas punturas del sector como DISA, INDUCTOTHERM or Loramendi….. no han estado presentes.


Parece que este año ha sido la última edición en esta localización de Sh-Pudong, y que los organizadores deciden mantenerla en Shanghai ( pero en la gigantesca nueva feria que construyeron hace unos años) en lugar de alternar con Pekin.

En conclusión, ha sido una buena feria por lo que estaremos presentes el año que viene en el nuevo recinto.

INSERTEC MEXICO, cambia de ubicación.

En INSERTEC MEXICO, están en la etapa final de construcción de los nuevos pabellones, que deben de estar terminados a finales de Abril o primeras semanas de Mayo 2019.

En las fotografías se puede  apreciar  los avances  en la Construcción , además de que ahí mismo estamos  fabricando los Hornos  de los proyectos en curso.FOTO 005 BODEGAS A Y B

La superficie  del terreno es de 5000 mts2  , la superficie  de pabellones   es de 4400 más 2  y  700 mts2 de oficinas , estaremos equipados con dos grúas  viajeras  de 20  ton  y cada  una con  grúa auxiliar  de 5  ton.

Actualmente  parte del personal ya está  ubicado en las nuevas instalaciones  y el resto nos   trasladaremos gradualmente.

INSERTEC Mexico, are in the final stage of construction of the new facilities, which should be completed at the end of April or first weeks of may 2019.

In the photographs you can see progress in construction, in addition, there we are manufacturing some projects.

The ground surface is of 5000 m2, the surface of pavilions is 4400 more 2 and 700 m2 of offices, Currently part of the staff is now located in new facilities and the rest we will be transferred gradually.



INSERTEC, colabora con el grupo RENAULT

RENAULT – El Grupo RENAULT ha inaugurado oficialmente su nueva Planta de Valladolid destinada a la fabricación de la última generación de bloques de motor de gasolina de 3 y 4 cilindros.


INSERTEC, en el marco de la estrecha colaboración que comenzó con el grupo con el suministro de varios hornos de fusión y tratamiento térmico para la nueva Planta que el grupo instaló en Curitiba, Brasil, en el 2016, ha suministrado también para la nueva Planta de Valladolid tres Torres Fusoras de aluminio y cuatro hornos de tratamiento térmico T5 de solera giratoria, basados en la última generación de este tipo de hornos desarrollada por nuestros socios tecnológicos Japoneses de Sanken Sangyo.


El acuerdo de colaboración no termina aquí, pues ya hay nuevas fases de ampliación de la Planta de Valladolid, así como en Bursa, Turquía y mejoras y ampliación de capacidad en la tradicional Planta del Grupo en Cleon, Francia, lo que permitirá a INSERTEC suministrar varios hornos adicionales de fusión y tratamiento térmico.



With the idea of strengthen in the aluminium industry Insertec has established Insertec France located in the city of Rochefort. France is one of the European largest aluminium producers having a long tradition melting this metal. In fact, Paul Héroult was the scientist who invented the electrolysis for the production of aluminium in the late 1886.



From our warehouse in Rochefort, Insertec France will provide full service (materials, engineering and man power) to line several equipment such us: gas furnaces, induction furnaces, tower melting, reverberatory furnaces, ladle, crucible, runners, etc. We will provide our complete range of refractory masses and precast shapes to line from small to very big furnaces. Special attention to the use of SIFCA shapes in demanded areas of the furnaces.

Contact with us. We will be very pleased to assist you.





Actualmente productos de la gama de Insetag (Insetag 87C2 – Instetag 90 XF) están siendo utilizados además de  Europa , en países como Turquia , y en  varios países del continente Africano en condiciones bastante particulares. Condiciones adversas en cuanto a calidad de chatarra, sistemas de carga manuales etc… dando una respuesta segura y rendimientos óptimos.



En los últimos años INSERTEC  ha realizado una importante apuesta en investigación para el desarrollo de estos productos con objeto de controlar debidamente las diferentes capas del revestimiento.  Una capa sinterizada muy rígida acorde a las necesidades de cada horno y proceso. Manteniendo además una capa semisinterizada y de polvo que proporcionan la seguridad necesaria en esta aplicación.

En este entorno actualmente estamos presentes en hornos de hasta 35 Tn fundiendo un abanico importante de metales.

by Santiago Martinena


Tanto en los revestimientos de ladrillo como en hormigones para que la instalación sea

adecuada debemos:DSC07531

  • Tener conocimiento básico de los materiales a instalar.
  • Disponer de las fichas técnicas y fichas de seguridad e higiene de los productos.
  • Consultar a los proveedores recomendaciones de uso de los mismos.
  • Transmitir la información a los instaladores.Llevar informes con los resultados del horno.

Comparativa entre revestimiento con ladrillos y con hormigones:


  • La colocación requiere mano experta.
  • Existe una longitud alta de junta entre los mismos.(la junta es el punto débil del revestimiento y se encuentra por toda la superficie de la cuchara).
  • No es necesario un secado específico.
  • Demoliciones más largas.

    INSERTEC, secado cuchara

    INSERTEC, secado cuchara


  • Para su instalación se requiere un molde y herramental (hormigonera y vibrador)
  • No presenta ninguna junta o zona débil en toda la superficie.
  • Mejores resultados que los revestimientos de ladrillos.
  • Este revestimiento es menos sensible al deterioro por escoria.
  • Demoliciones más fáciles.


El MAPATCH 90, para el revestimiento en cuchara de trasvase,  funciona como material de sacrificio al que se adhiere la escoria y restos de colada que podrían llegar a contaminar las siguientes coladas manteniendo alejado el sustrato refractario de base de la acción y ataque de la escoria que dañan este revestimiento teniendo que reparar la superficie de la cuchara.

Aplicación MAPATCH 90

Aplicación MAPATCH 90

Imapatch-90 aplicación cuchara

mapatch-90 aplicación cuchara








Principales ventajas de este material:

  • Fácil aplicación.
  • Secado rápido,  no requiere de un control detallado del proceso de secado.
  • Fácil retirada y limpieza del material una vez agotada su vida útil.
  • Capacidad para capturar y retener la escoria siempre que se mantenga caliente.
INSERTEC, mapatch-90

INSERTEC, mapatch-90


elkem fotoUno de nuestros proveedores desde hace décadas,  visitó nuestras planta de Bilbao; donde pudieron visitar nuestras instalaciones y pudieron participar en distintas presentaciones sobre nuestros procesos de fabricación.


Por la tarde visitamos el centro Metalúrgico y  Tecnológico AZTERLAN.



  • IMG-20181024-WA0006 (002)FUNDIEXPO 2018 es el Congreso y Exposición Internacional de la Fundición en su edición número 21 con sede en Guadalajara, Jalisco. Un evento enfocado en las tendencias mundiales de la industria de la fundición.

Durante 3 días de congreso y exposición se presentarán más de 170 expositores y se impartirán más de 47 conferencias, donde expertos de todo el mundo expondrán los últimos avances en tecnología y herramientas para la industria de la fundición.

INSERTEC, Participa en este congreso y exposición, con un stand de 36 m2., en el stand 149,159,161,162.

Nuestrros comañeros de las filiales en Mexico:


 Les atenderan.


MEMAN es un proyecto subvencionado y desarrollado dentro del paraguas del programa HORIZONT 2020 de la Unión Europea donde 3 clusters europeos-26 empresas (Casting cluster- liderado por Mondragon Corporation y donde colabora Insertec /  Surface finishing cluster – liderado por la francesa CETIM /y machining Cluster – liderado por la germano-austriaca EIFFO).

Colaboran para elaborar desarrollos dentro del mundo del metal, que mejoren la huella energética de las soluciones que se ofrecen actualmente en el mercado.


Con el objetivo de presentar el trabajo realizado hasta la fecha ;se desarrollaron unas jornadas para presentar al Officer  designado por Bruselas el avance del proyecto MEMAN, que se encuentra en su último año de desarrollo.

Las reuniones comenzaron con una primera visita y reunión en las instalaciones de Loramendi S. Koop., para posteriormente (el segundo día) visitar brevemente las instalaciones de Edertek S. Koop. y Fagor Ederlan S. Koop. y finalmente presentar el demostrador llevado a cabo por Insertec en sus propias instalaciones._JMA2849

Este demostrador permitirá no solo testar materiales de clientes existentes y futuros, permitiendo convertirse en una estupenda herramienta de ventas, y de pruebas de nuevos materiales y desarrollos, sino, además, ser capaces de adaptar en un proceso real (no simulado) mejoras al sistema que hasta la fecha solo éramos capaces de chequear una vez estábamos en las instalaciones del cliente, con la consiguiente ventaja competitiva.

Por último se realizó una reunión de seguimiento y definición de acciones de los diferentes clusters, ya sin la presencia del officer en el hotel Ercilla de Bilbao.”

Para más información;

Here the link to the article about the release of the casting cluster video:



Stable material PLASTIC PATCH is a compressible refractory joint filler, developed for Anode Baking Furnaces, to protect expansion gaps against clogging with packing coke during heat up and operation, and prevent the distortion of flue-walls during thermal cycling. Developed by CIR Laboratory Canada ( ), PLASTIC PATCH is available worldwide from INSERTEC Furnaces and Refractories (


Packing coke plays an essential process role in anode baking. However, the infiltration of its finer grains into expansion gaps, particularly those between flue- and end-walls, quickly leads to clogging, increased maintenance cleaning, even flue-wall distortion and eventually increased refractory repair costs. Poorly mortared brick joints, exposed during heat up, also suffer similar infiltration and clogging problems.

PLASTIC PATCH provides a stable and permanent solution to coke grains infiltration. Made from exfoliated vermiculite and fine-grain anhydrous aluminosilicate, and suitable for applications up to 1350c, PLASTIC PATCH adapts to these thermal expansion forces, by maintaining a glassy-phase during heat-up, allowing it to compress under thermal expansion, then heat-set to a hardened finish (1.2g/cm³ at 1200c) to maintain a tight seal.PLASTIC

Unlike conventional ceramic fibre or mortar options, PLASTIC PATCH does not shrink (<2%), or become brittle at temperature, and therefore does not need to be replaced at the end of each cell firing cycle. Occasional light repairs, if necessary, can be skimmed directly onto existing clean product. Both ways, downtime is minimised, and furnace availability is improved.

PLASTIC PATCH is supplied premixed, in cartons, ready for use. If additional flow is needed, up to 5% water can be added. In tight working spaces, its brownish-grey colour allows filled gaps and joints to be easily identified against refractory brickwork. Initial set is after 15 minutes, at +5°c. For larger areas, application can be by pump, or trowel. Finer joints and gaps can be hand-packed as required. Tools can be quickly cleaned with warm water. PLASTIC PATCH is non-corrosive, and does not contain irritants, known physical hazards or carcinogens, however wearing PPE is recommended. Storage should be for up to 12 months.

For the best results on new or larger gaps; PATCH GRIP, LIQUID ANCHOR and SOLID ANCHOR, also from CIR/INSERTEC, are additional products that can be used with PLASTIC PATCH.



Horno Temple Estanco

Instalación automática para tratamientos de alta calidad.

La automatización ha llegado a ser un objetivo de máxima prioridad para la industria mecánica y metalúrgica, en el desarrollo de procesos modernos de fabricación de piezas en grandes series.



El tratamiento térmico juega un papel fundamental en la calidad final de estas piezas, siendo necesario por tanto, disponer de unas instalaciones adecuadas para llevarlo a cabo, tendiendo a eliminar los errores humanos y reduciendo los costes de explotación.E1830-1 Coil Annealing



Insertec ha utilizado su amplia experiencia, y la de sus colaboradores, en instalaciones automatizadas de hornos industriales, para aplicarla directa y eficazmente al sector de tratamiento térmico.



El horno transfer con tanque de temple incorporado y construcción estanca al gas de Insertec , se emplea para realizar diversos tratamientos térmicos bajo atmósfera inerte o controlada, hasta temperaturas de trabajo  de:

1000ºc (también  disponible  en construcción especial hasta

1100ºc), destacando los siguientes procesos:

1.-Temple en aceite:

. Cementación gaseosa

. Con temple directo

. Con enfriamiento intermedio

. Carbonitruración gaseosa

. Restauración de carbono

. Austenizado  y temple

2.-Enfriamiento en gas:

. Cementación gaseosa con enfriamiento en atmósfera protectora

. Normalizado

. Recocido

Todas las etapas del tratamiento, incluyendo el paso a temple o el proceso de enfriamiento en gas, son realizadas bajo condiciones de atmósfera controlada; de esta forma se evita tanto  la oxidación como la decarburación  de las piezas tratadas debido al contacto con el aire.




El gobierno chino está presionando a todos los sectores industriales a reducir drástica e inmediatamente los actuales niveles de polución. Las exigencias van desde la instalación de filtros y sistemas de monitoreo on line de las emisiones, hasta el cierre preventivo de instalaciones.

Para el sector europeo de los refractarios, el problema se centra en dos minerales en los que la dependencia en la importación desde China es total, la magnesita y la bauxita.

En un primer paso, las magnesitas refractarias, DBM y FM, así como la bauxita refractaria y el corindón marrón se han visto afectados por la escasez y precios desorbitados. En un segundo paso, el precio de las materias primas derivadas de la alúmina, como la tabular, la calcinada e incluso el cemento, sufrirán incrementos significativos en los precios, dando paso a un periodo de fuerte incertidumbre.






El XV Congreso de Tratamientos Térmicos y de Superficie, Tratermat 2017, tiene como objetivo informar sobre las nuevas técnicas disponibles en estas áreas y aumentar el impacto económico del sector industrial. Desde su nacimiento en 1984, Tratermat ha crecido en reconocimiento y participación. Con un carácter bienal, el último encuentro se celebró el año 2015 en Pontevedra.

En 2017, Tratermat se presenta en Linares con una apuesta renovada debido al proceso de transformación y digitalización que viven las empresas en su camino hacia la llamada ‘industria 4.0’.

En sus cuatro días de duración se tratarán tres líneas principales: la exposición de nuevas tendencias en investigación, el desarrollo de oportunidades y espacios para el diálogo entre centros y universidades, y la utilización de los resultados de la investigación en la industria.

En su organización han colaborado entidades como CETEMET, el Ayuntamiento de Linares, la Escuela Politécnica Superior de Linares, perteneciente a la Universidad de Jaén, la Diputación de Jaén y la Caja Rural Jaén.

El Rector de la Universidad de Jaén, Juan Gómez, considera que este evento es una magnífica oportunidad tanto para el sector de tratamientos superficiales, como para los estudiantes. La EPSL trabaja muy de cerca con las empresas, algo que hay que aprovechar estrechando mas estas relaciones.

Manuel Torralbo, secretario general de Universidades, Investigación y Tecnología de la Junta de Andalucía, afirma que se está trabajando en la linea adecuada, trabajando juntos el centro tecnológico, universidad e industria, una forma de llegar mas lejos: “Esta provincia está muy necesitada de avanzar en un trabajo cualificado como el que ofrece este campus”.

Ángel Fraile, presidente del Comité Organizador del congreso y director de CETEMET, ha dado datos de los inscritos, un total de 75 personas, además de los estudiantes y colaboradores: “El objetivo de este congreso es dar difusión de las infraestructuras de este campus, para conseguir nuevas colaboraciones y redes de contactos. Hay varios proyectos específicos en cuanto al área de tratamientos técnicos, ya que hay pocos especialistas formados en este ámbito y son necesarios.

Empresas como Curtiss Wright, Insertec o Sicnova participan activamente en este congreso con ponencias y stand de información para los asistentes.