Refractory linings

With the acquisition York Linings International, Cape is now a market leader in the design and installation of refractory linings for any large industrial assets requiring heat, chemical or abrasion-resistant linings. In Bahrain and Saudi Arabia we trade as R B Hilton and our Australian division trades as Cape Refractories Australia.


We apply refractory linings to all types of furnaces and heating plant, in all major industries throughout the world. Our strength is our ability to offer complete refractory packages, from design and engineering, through selection and procurement of materials, to installation, commissioning, and maintenance, and including demolition.

Our highly skilled craftsmen are experienced in working with all types of materials, including bricklaying, gunning, casting, ramming, hand packing, pumping and applying fibrous products in slab, blanket and modular forms. Being at the forefront of refractory engineering, our quality control, quality assurance and health and safety are fundamental to our continued success and long-standing reputation.

We operate a precast dry-out shop for specialist shaping, which involves a thermal drying process. The precast shop at Saudi Arabia creates tailor-made precasts using strictly quality controlled manufacturing techniques. Our drying and firing capability operates at up to 900°C, thanks to our high-velocity burners and electrical heating element systems.

The industries we principally serve are:

  • Aluminium
  • Cement
  • Iron and steel
  • Incineration
  • Petrochemicals/oil and gas
  • Power generation
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