What is UNITECR?

UNITECR is a biennial international conference that is organized in rotation by one of its four "Founding Member Organizations". The official governing body is the UNITECR International Executive Board (IEB), composed of representatives of the Founding Member Organizations, the Principal Member Organizations, and certain individuals elected to the IEB as Distinguished Life Members. The IEB is an international non-profit organization existing to contribute to the progress and exchange of industrial knowledge and technologies concerning refractories according to its official By-Laws.

The objective of the UNITECR IEB is to organize the biennial UNITECR and any other meetings with a view to maintain and develop its activities and generally to contribute to the progress and exchange of industrial knowledge and technologies concerning refractories.

Meetings

1989

ACerS

Anaheim/USA

1991

GRA

Aachen/Germany

1993

ALAFAR

Sao Paulo/Brazil

1995

TARJ

Kyoto/Japan

1997

ACerS

New Orleans/USA

1999

GRA

Berlin/Germany

2001

ALAFAR

Cancun/Mexico

2003

TARJ

Osaka/Japan

2005

ACerS

Orlando/USA

2007

GRA

Dresden/Germany

2009

ALAFAR

Salvador/Brazil

2011

TARJ

Kyoto/Japan

2013

ACerS

Victoria/Canada

2015

GRA

Vienna/Austria

UNITECR Members

Founding Members 

  • The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
  • The German Refractories Association (GRA)
  • Association Latinoamericana de Fabricantes de Refractarios (ALAFAR)
  • The Technical Association of Refractories, Japan (TARJ)

Principal Members

  • Chinese Ceramic Society (CCS)
  • Indian Refractory Makers Association (IRMA) 
  • Fédération Européenne des Fabricants de Produits Réfractaires (PRE)