TFL Inc., a Houston-based manufacturer of precast refractory shapes, has been approved to manufacture and supply HyFIBER Shapes. Manufactured using a new line of high-fiber-content castable refractory mixes by Plibrico Co., the HyFIBER process utilizes a high quantity of stainless steel reinforcing fibers, infiltrated with a unique low-cement castable slurry in the mold. The resulting shapes exhibit extremely high toughness and impact resistance, as well as excellent resistance to thermal shock.

HyFIBER products provide the thermal protection of refractory in high-temperature applications, along with the mechanical properties approaching those found in steel or cast iron parts. Shapes can be custom-designed for any application. Typical HyFIBER shape applications include areas where high impact and mechanical loads are prevalent, including: furnace door sills, damper blades, curb shapes, impact pads, skimming blades and rotary kiln nose rings.