Interview with Erik Zobec, Seven Refractories CEO in Industrial Minerals

Vienna/Austria was the host city for this year’s UNITECR conference, where everybody who is anybody in the refractory industry gathered for an exchange of ideas. The biannual conference welcomed close to 1.000 participants from 48 countries.

During the conference, Seven’s CEO Erik Zobec met Liz Gyekye, Chief Reporter at the trade publication Industrial Minerals for an interview. Macro-economic development such as the slowdown of the steel industry and the ensuing consequences for the refractories’ industry were at the core of the discussion.

Renewed focus on energy efficiency is one of the solutions, and Seven was presented as a leading company in the field:

“Slovenia-based, monolithics specialist, Seven Refractories is also noticing a trend for optimising energy efficiencies and minimising resource usage and gas emissions. In response to customer requirements in this area, the company’s CEO, Erik Zobec, told IM that Seven Refractories has worked on developing on the most environmentally-friendly, alumina-based taphole clays available on the market.“

You can read the full interview here.

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