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Material that can withstand very high temperatures 3000°C or more without degrading or softening. Refractory materials include certain ceramics and superalloys, and are used in heat insulation of furnaces, jet and rocket engines, and parts of space vehicles such as the shuttle.

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In a industrial complex it is good to build certain areas with materials that can handle refractory so that they won't break down.
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The company specialized in making many refractory materials that could be used for making sculptures for arts and crafts stores.
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Some industrial complexes use refractory to make things and people need to be very careful working in those dangerous areas.
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