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Contact Info

Address Monofrax LLC
1870 New York Avenue
14733 Falconer, NY
PoBox 1797
Country USA
State New York
Phone 001 716 483 7200
Fax 001 716 483 7273
Email Get in contact with Monofrax LLC
Internet www.monofrax.com
Certificates ISO 9001:2015
Year founded 1948

Contact Persons

Contact 1. William Andrews
Managing Director/ President
Contact 2. Matthew Anderson
Inside Sales Manager
Phone: 1 716 483 7222
Fax: 1 716 483 7273
Contact 3. Todd Carter
Applications Engineer
Phone: 1 716 483 7233
Fax: 1 716 483 7273
Contact 4. Valerie Weber
Marketing Manager
Phone: 1 716 483 7238
Fax: 1 716 483 7273

Products or Machinery

Monofrax offers glass manufacturers a wide range of fused cast refractories, including AZS, high Zirconia, alumina and chrome products in twelve different product chemistries. These products have been engineered in dozens of shapes and hundreds of sizes utilizing different casting techniques. Backed by Monofrax’s strong tradition of innovation, engineering expertise and product excellence, Monofrax fused cast refractories offer a reliable and cost effective solution to the challenges of modern glass furnace environments.

AZS Fused Cast Refractories

Monofrax manufactures three types of AZS (alumina/zirconia/silica) products with varying levels of zirconia content. All three exhibit the same type of microstructure involving a high alumina sodium-silicate glass phase, monoclinic zirconia phase, and a co-precipitate phase of zirconia and corundum (corundum grains with embedded zirconia).

High Alumina Fused Cast Refractories

Monofrax manufactures three types of high alumina refractory products with varying levels of sodium oxide, which promotes formation of sodium beta-alumina phase. The grain boundary phase makes up less than 1% of microstructure.

High Zirconia Fused Cast Refractories

Monofrax supplies three types of high zirconia refractories – Z, ZHR and ZUHR. All three products consist of two primary phases – monoclinic zirconia and a glassy grain boundary phase. The ZHR and ZUHR chemistries have been engineered to achieve higher electrical resistivity to meet the demands of the specialty glass industry.

Spinel Fused Cast Refractories

Monofrax manufactures three types of fused cast spinel refractories – L, K-3 and E.

  • Monofrax® CS-3
  • Monofrax® CS-4
  • Monofrax® CS-5
  • Monofrax® R
  • Monofrax® A2
  • Monofrax® M
  • Monofrax® H
  • Monofrax® Z
  • Monofrax® ZHR
  • Monofrax® L
  • Monofrax® K-3
  • Monofrax® E
  • Fused Grain for Raw Material

Company Background / History

Monofrax LLC is the world´s largest independent supplier of fused cast refractories. Monofrax, Inc. is now the largest supplier of fused cast refractories in the world that is completely independent of ownership by any glass manufacturer.

More than 70 years of glass refractory experience has made Monofrax® fused cast refractories the number one choice of glass manufacturers in North America, as well as in a growing share of the expanding global market.

The Monofrax tradition of innovation, engineering expertise, and product excellence make Monofrax fused cast refractories a reliable and cost-effective solution to the challenges of modern glass furnace environments.

Monofrax products offer glass manufacturers one of the most highly diversified lines of fused cast refractories in the industry, including AZS, alumina and chrome products in 12 different products chemistries, a variety of special casting techniques, and excellent size and shape flexibility. These capabilities are critical in providing the balanced refractory performance necessary to withstand a wide range of harsh conditions within various parts of a modern glass furnace.