Brick production anchored in knowhow and experience.
Our production of bricks is located in our 54,000 m2 plant in Bjuv, Sweden. About half of the production, which varies between 20,000 to 30,000 tonnes per year, is based on our own raw material. Borgestad Industries has access to fireclay deposits (chamotte) from an open pit in the Bjuv area.
The rest of our production is high-alumina bricks based on imported raw materials – mainly bauxite and andalusite. High-alumina bricks, which can withstand higher temperatures than chamotte-based products, are mainly used in industries that produce cement, pulp and paper, and ferro-alloy material, etc.
Our product range consists of about 40 different qualities with moulds for approximately 6,000 different shapes. Of course, high-end technology is critical to ensure uniform refractory product quality. But it’s the expertise of our people that makes the difference. Thanks to our extensive experience, we are able to assure the outcome of our production and solutions down to the tiniest of details.
Setting new standards for production of monolithics.
The world’s premium range of monolithic products is manufactured in our new, state-of-the art production facility in Bjuv, Sweden. The factory has an area of 1,000 m2 and a total capacity of 30,000 metric tonnes a year. It is highly automated with the most modern equipment in the world for manufacturing of refractory products. Moreover, the factory is totally dust-free, securing the all-important environmental aspect and making it unique in the world.
The starting point for producing top quality monolithics is carefully selected raw material composed according to specific recipes. Small amounts of additives, sometimes as small as 20 grams per ton, are added manually.
Mixing is a critical step, since you want the mix as homogenous as possible. The Eirich intensive mixer, where parameters like pan and tool speed can be specifically set, ensures excellent homogeneity.