To further strengthen these brands and promote their global production and sales in future, existing monolithic refractory brands will be renamed to THERVEK™. THERVEK™ expresses AGC Plibrico's proactive attitude to contributing to customers' needs and problem solving by offering Value supported by Experience and Knowledge (VEK) to customers in the thermal (THER) field. PLICAST, AGC Plibrico's key monolithicrefractory, will be renamed to THERVEK™C, and PLIGUN will be renamed to THERVEK™G. They will be developed into even more trustworthy brands.
*1 Monolithic refractory: The name for powdered or clayey refractories used when complex structures are necessary.
*2 Furnace shell: The steel structure forming a furnace.
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About AGC Plibrico Co., Ltd.
AGC Plibrico was the first company to introduce monolithic refractories to Japan. As an industry pioneer, AGC Plibrico designs furnace walls for industrial furnaces and apparatus in a diverse variety of fields, such as steel, cement, petrochemicals, environment, and power generation. As a fire and thermal solution provider, AGC Plibrico provides one-stop products and services to customers. Capital: 360 million yen, employees: 200.