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22 Dec 2015  DSF Christmas Opening times  

02 Jul 2015  Telephone & Internet issues
22 Dec 2014  DSF Christmas Opening times
17 Nov 2014  2014 Glasstec Review
8 Jul 2014  Work Experience Students at DSF
16 Apr 2014  Doug Celebrates 50 Years at DSF!
14 Mar 2014  China Glass 2014
18 Dec 2013  DSF Christmas Opening times
31 Oct 2013  New Appointment at DSF Refractories & Minerals Ltd
24 Sep 2013  DSF Exhibit at Gulf Glass 2013
25 Jul 2013  Neale Parkin elected President of the British Ceramic Confederation
8 Jun 2013  Trevor Wilson wins Michael Garvey Award
5 Jun 2013  DSF Golf News

    Exhibitions & Events

DSF attend various conferences and exhibitions throughout the year to keep in touch with developments in refractories and in our user industries.
Glasstec 2016
September 20th 23rd
Glass Problems
November 7th 10th


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    Welcome to DSF Refractories & Minerals Ltd

DSF is an independent company based in Derbyshire in the United Kingdom and is in the business of refractory manufacture and mineral processing, supplying to a wide range of heat containment industries. The company was established over 120 years ago as the Derbyshire Silica Firebrick Company, mining local mineral deposits to manufacture refractories for use in the production of town gas. Through the 1960's, the business diversified into supplying other industries including steel, glass and cement and the company named DSF Refractories.

In 1987 DSF Refractories Ltd was acquired by forehearth manufacturer British Hartford-Fairmont Ltd to support their business in the glass industry. DSF quickly expanded its own supplies to the glass industry, and opened many significant export markets whilst operating within the BH-F group.

In June 1993, DSF was bought out from the BH-F parent company by a team including the then board of directors and backed by the Bank of Scotland. The company was renamed DSF Refractories & Minerals Ltd to reflect the growing importance of processed minerals to the business.

In August 2003 the continued independence of the company was assured by a new management buy-out, with a focus on continued developments and increases in production capacity based on our successes in special refractories and high quality processed minerals. For the first time in the company's history the local management had a controlling interest in the company.

In the 10 years since the buy out there has been a period of major investment to significantly increase the capacity of our factory with improved firing facilities and cutting and grinding equipment.

DSF produce a wide range of alumino-silicate and special refractories and the company is world renowned in the production of high fired mullites.

The company specialise on manufacturing large and complex shapes, and the production of bricks to tight dimensional tolerances.

DSF Refractories & Minerals Ltd. Friden, Newhaven, Nr. Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0DX, England
DSF is a major importer of refractory minerals. Our state of the art crushing, screening and bagging operation is used to produce high quality processed materials.

Products are used in refractories production, road surfacing applications and also used to produce ceramics and welding fluxes.
Email info@dsf.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1629 636271 - Fax: +44 (0) 1629 636892


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