Based on Physical State

  • Powdered state - Refractory Castable, Mortar and Ramming Mass
  • Mud state - Plastics
  • Paste state - Coating Mass


      Based on Setting Method

  • Hydraulic setting - Castables
  • Air setting - Mortars, Plastics
  • Chemical setting - Plastics, Ramming Masses
  • Ceramic (Heat) setting - Mortars, Plastics, Ramming Masses

      Based on Installation Method

  • Trawling and Pouring - Refractory Castable, Mortar
  • Ramming - Ramming Mass
  • Gunning - Gunning compound, Castable
  • Vibrating - Castables

For a short description, use and applications of different type of monolithic refractory products like - castables, ramming mass, refractory mortar, gunning compound, fettling mass, injection mass, spraying mass and other varieties read article - Nomenclatures and Terminologies of Monolithic Refractory Products based on their setting or installation methods    

Monolithic refractories or Monolithic Refractory Products are those, which have no definite shape. In other words these are the refractories which can be moulded or can be given any shape as per requirement. Because of this reason, these products are also known as the ready-refractories and can be used as such on the site to repair or build a furnace. Monolithics consists of graded Refractory aggregates, Binders, Fillers & (/or) special Additives for modification of properties.​

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The classification and nomenclatures of monolithic refractory products have been done on the basis of more than a single criterion as listed below:

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