IRMA stands for the Indian Refractory Makers Association. It is a national organization for the refractory manufacturing companies in India. It was set up in 1958 and completed its golden jubilee in 2008.
There are currently 75 manufacturing units in the membership of IRMA. These units produce a wide range of insulating, abrasion- resistant and corrosion-resistant refractories, ranging from firebricks, insulating refractories to a wide variety of high alumina, silica, magnesite and speciality refractories.
These products are regularly used in the construction and operation of steel plant blast furnaces, coke ovens, basic oxygen furnaces and electric arc furnaces, cement rotary kilns, glass melting furnaces, non-ferrous metal smelters, petrochemical plants and so on.
In addition, there are 26 Associate member companies producing raw materials, additives/binders, equipment and testing apparatus, and consultancy agencies used by the refractories industry.
IRMA provides a range of advisory and representational services to its members. It also extends information and data-bank services on refractory specifications, applications in different kilns and furnaces to others interested.
To know more about refractories from India having high temperature insulating properties and able to withstand erosion and corrosion in different types of kilns and furnaces, check out the Indian Refractories section.

IRMA General
Past Chairmen
Important Milestones


  • IRMA Award of Excellence 2012-13
  • Overall Excellence and Exports for Large, Medium And Small Scale Sectors
  • IRMA Lifetime Achievement Award (2012-13)

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IRMA Articles

  • Address of Welcome by Shri Arvind Jain, Chairman IRMA, at the50th Annual General Meeting on 30th August 2011
  • The greatest challenge for the future of the refractory area by V.C. Pandolfelli, Federal University of S. Carlos, Brazil

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IRMA Publication

  • Directory of Members 2013
  • Elements of Refractory Business Management
  • The Refractories Industry in India - A Study

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