TFL Inc.

June 30, 2011 13:33 ET

Houston Refractory Services Firm Named Top Plibrico Distributor in the U.S.

TFL Houston Receives Top Honors for Plibrico Monolithic Refractory Products Sold in 2010

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 30, 2011) - Refractory products and services company, TFL, sold over 6,000,000 pounds of Plibrico monolithic refractory products in 2010, earning it top honors as Plibrico Distributor of the Year.

Plibrico partners with TFL Houston to lead the industry in the development of innovative refractory solutions. The first company to develop monolithic refractories, Plibrico continues to lead the industry with its PLICAST, PLIGUN, HyMOR, HyREZIST AND EXO-SET MATERIALS.

"TFL is the Top Distributor largely because of our track record with customers and Plibrico's reputation for manufacturing an outstanding line of refractory materials since 1914," says TFL Vice President Paul Fisher.

"TFL and Plibrico have a solid 30-year association of partnering to offer technical support and value-added client service while maintaining competitive pricing. We look forward to the next 30 years of delivering innovative refractory solutions across the globe," adds Plibrico President Jim Eckert.

In addition to Plibrico product sales, Houston refractory specialists at TFL are developing new applications for pre-cast refractory shape technology used for the temperature and chemical control of furnaces and vessels across all industries -- petrochemical, steel, power generation, metal casting and minerals processing.

The 12,000 square foot TFL facility in north Houston features two high-temperature furnaces and mold-making capabilities, allowing the firm to produce a wide variety of pre-cast and customized refractory shapes that provide better performance and true cost savings.

According to Fisher, Plibrico is TFL's most popular product because pre-cast shape design and manufacturing of high-performance refractory shape systems require the proper refractory material to suit the demands of the application.

TFL provides engineering capabilities and onsite project management -- from fabrication to installation.

"Another popular service that helps TFL remain at the forefront of the refractory services business is our Convey It system, a conveyor available for rent that facilitates cleaner, faster removal of refractory linings in tight spaces," adds Fisher.

To learn more about TFL, refractory services and Plibrico refractory solutions visit Or, call (281) 590-8500.