Tapping into your furnace potential
Furnace tapping materials
The ELTAP™ materials have been developed through a wealth of knowledge and experience within the pyrometallurgical industry. From the early 20th century, Elkem has been designing and operating pyrometallurgical smelters. The ELTAP™ range of materials have subsequently been developed to contribute to the well-functioning tapholes, tapping spouts and ladles, that are essential for all melting processes.
The main constituents in Elkem ELTAP™ ramming pastes are Electrically Calcined Carbon and Silicon Carbide. Most of the ELTAP™ furnace tapping materials have additions of components that make ELTAP™ stronger against oxidation. We have products containing pitch, Carbores™, resin, hydrocarbon or biopolymer binder. Many of our products have no PAH and are made from health friendly ingredients.
Most of the ELTAP™ products are produced by order, with relative short lead-times.
Our standard ELTAP™ products
ELTAP™E SiCT: Carbores bound silicon carbide material that’s is strong against oxidation
ELTAP™HotSiC: Self flowing silicon carbide that’s is strong against oxidation
ELTAP™G SMB: Environmentally friendly carbon paste with increased strength against oxidation
ELTAP™E SM: Carbores bounded carbon paste with increased strength against oxidation
ELTAP™G KR: Resin bonded material that get high tensile strength after heating to 200°C.
ELTAP™G THP: Self flowing carbon paste for repair of tapholes.
ELTAP™G THL: Plugging and repair paste for mud guns.
Key benefits of our ELTAP™ products
- Increased and predictable lifetime
- Quick installation and easy handling
- Improved working environment
- Shorter delivery time
More than 30 years with furnace tapping materials
Elkem developed a monolithic furnace lining, ELMON™, after experiencing severe problems with carbon block linings back in the 1980s. ELTAP™ materials were simultaneously developed for repair and maintenance of linings, tapholes, spouts and ladles. The ELTAP™ materials have been made stronger against oxidations to give a longer lifetime.
Get the support you need
We are committed to support our customers to realize their potential and enhance their value. Through a global team of specialists, we offer you support to maintain well-functioning tapholes, tapping spouts and ladles.
R&D at the heart of our business
At Elkem Carbon Solutions R&D is the key to develop sustainable innovation. We aim to always improve our products and solutions and develop new ones.