Final Report

As the organizer of the conference, we give many thanks for the contribution of the participants to the UNITECR 2019 was held in Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan, from October 13th to 16th.

Due to the influence of the huge typhoon No. 19, there were cancellations or delays in flights from overseas to Japan, and there were a considerable number of cancellations of attendance and presentations.

However, since many people attended and presented in the congress despite such difficulties, the UNITECR 2019 became a large excellent congress.

  • Number of participants: 859
    • Registration: 709
    • Exhibitor: 102
    • Volunteer Staff: 48
  • Number of participating countries: 37
  • Number of proceedings: 241
    (35 presentations were cancelled by the typhoon)
  • Excellent Presentation Award for young researchers under 35: 17

Three new DLMs (Distinguished Life Members) were selected.

  • Mr. Noboru Tsukamoto (TARJ)
  • Mr. Pablo Valenzuela (ALAFAR)
  • Mr. Shri Gopal Rajgarhia (IRMA)

Excellent Presentation Award

14-A-18Tomoko Kitani (Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Effect of K2O Addition on Formation of Tridymite Phase from Quartz
14-C-14Gaku Shimada (Shinagawa Refractories Co., Ltd.)
Investigation of MHP Wear Pattern and Advanced MHP Refractory for BOF
15-A-6Hitoshi Toda (Mino Ceramic Co., Ltd.)
Effect of Minor Components on the Properties of Magnesia-Spinel Brick for Cement Rotary Kilns
15-B-16Koichiro Takeno (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
Improvement of Steel Productivity in Consolidating Upstream Processes into Kakogawa Works
15-C-11Robert Kaczmarek (University of Limoges – IRCER)
Thermomechanical Behaviour of an Alumina Spinel Refractory for Steel Ladle Applications
15-C-20Liam Cotton (Swansea University)
An Industrial Study of the Change in Behaviour of Microporous Insulation in Teeming Ladles
15-D-14Naoya Takahashi (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Improvement of High Temperature Properties of Ceramic Fiber Board Using Silica-sol Slurry with Ceramic Powders
15-D-15Mikako Fujii (Mino Ceramic Co., Ltd.)
Development of Insulating Firebrick through a Gelation Freezing Method
15-E-3Yuga Yamamoto (Shinagawa Refractories Co., Ltd.)
Behavior of Fe-Si3N4 in Taphole Mix Texture after Long-time Heating
15-E-12Shigefumi Matsumoto (Krosaki Harima Corporation)
Influence of Carbon Content of Molten Steel on the Corrosion of ZrO2-C Refractories
16-A-8Aliz PINTO MORA (University of Limoges – IRCER)
Optimizing Thermomechanical Properties of Investment Casting Shell Mold
16-B-7Daimu Muto (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Fabrication of the Highly Porous Alumina Aggregate by High-temperature Evaporation of Na2O-B2O3-SiO2 Glass Flux and Its Application to Castable Materials
16-D-6Kouhei Takami (Krosaki Harima Corporation)
Addition of Zirconium Silicide to Zirconia-Carbon Refractories for Powder Line Part of Submerged Entry Nozzle
16-D-9Ling Li (Krosaki Harima Corporation)
Development of Novel Material for Continuous Casting Nozzle
16-E-1Yuya Tomita (Krosaki Harima Corporation)
Evaluation Method of Thermal Shock Resistance of Refractories under Mechanical Constraint
16-E-4Lucas Teixeira (University of Orléans)
Creep Characterization of Refractory Materials at High Temperature Using the Integrated Digital Image Correlation
16-E-14J. Kehren (Hochschule Koblenz)
Hyperspectral Raman Imaging: A Powerful Tool for Time-, Space-, and Temperature-Resolved in Situ Studies Using the Example of CaO-SiO2-System