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Research and Development

Reno Refractories inc. has expanded our research capabilities through the acquisition of a variety of test equipment, including Scanning Electron Microscopes, X-Ray Diffraction, Mercury Porosimetry, Thermo Gravimetric Analysis, Thermal Expansion, Optical Microscopy, Thermal Conductivity and Laser Analysis of Particle Sizing.  Staffing includes three engineers with combined experience of over a century.

RENO'S Research and Development Team also supports the Quality Control Department by helping with the characterization and testing of inbound raw materials, the key to building excellent products.  Quality Control and Research also evaluate new and alternate raw materials.  Recent emplasis has been to find domestic supplies of materials to lessen the dependence on foreign countries.

Reno Refractories inc. Research and Development is not only developing new products for existing and potential customers, but is also looking at INNOVATIVE products that can change operations and plant processes while saving extensive amounts of energy.