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Our mission

Founded in 1919, IFB REFRACTORIES is a century-old company specialised in the manufacture of insulating fire bricks and other special insulating refractory parts.


«  Our mission is to support high-temperature industrial manufacturers:

  • in reducing their environmental footprint
  • by offering them high-performance, insulating fire bricks
  • manufactured through a CSR approach. »

Jean-Luc Lesage, CEO

Key figures

For more than 100 years, IFB Refractories has been an established player in the international insulating fire brick market.

Since 1919

50 Employees

5000 T of capacity


100% Made in France

100+ customers worldwilde

17k m2 of industrial buildings + 2 quarries


IFB Refractories‘ insulating fire bricks comply with the most demanding industrial markets, with numerous successful references




Lime, Cement & Ceramics

And many more …


IFB Refractories produces a wide range of insulating fire bricks made from pure clays from our quarries or purchased from French operators. They are 100% made in France at our plant in Buzançais.

13-11 range

13-11 range

IFB Refractories’ flagship bricks, designed for use in aluminium, glass , lime & rotary kilns.

Standard Bricks & Slabs

Complete range of insulating fire bricks for industrial applications up to 1550˚C.

Machined Bricks

Machined bricks available in custom designed shapes.

Strategic pillars

IFB Refractories was founded in 1919 and its know-how has been perpetrated and optimised year after year.

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Built upon an unwavering commitment to sourcing premium local raw materials, our extensive experience and know-how drive a quality that is stable and with a focus on continuous improvement.


IFB insulating fire bricks are compliant with the most demanding applications and specifications from worldwide industries: aluminium, glass, lime, petrochemical …


With a rich legacy embedded in our local history, our unwavering commitment extends beyond tradition, as we prioritize environmental stewardship, continually elevating our focus on sustainability.


IFB Refractories exports more than 85% of its production to the most demanding international markets: Europe, Middle East and Americas.

Awards & Labels

IFB is awarded the EPV and Ecovadis Silver medal labels for both its know-how and corporate social responsability efforts.

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Awarded “Living heritage company” by the French Ministry of Economy for its alliance of modernity and traditions

IFB Refractories is awarded the ECOVADIS silver medal for its continuous CSR efforts

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