About ISI


Industrial Solutions International (ISI) was founded in 1997 following the acquisition and merger of the three largest refractory companies in the United States.

Our corporate goal at that time was to develop a supply chain for a full range of refractory materials utilizing small specialty manufacturers that could offer superior specialized products and technical services to the industry than our large competitors.

In 2006, after many years of managing sales and technical support to all industries in North America, ISl exclusively acquired the technology utilized by Dyson Refractories based in the United Kingdom for the manufacture of all basic refractories. The purchase included all magnesite chrome products including the internationally renowned Dymax® range of products.

Following an extensive review of manufacturing companies and plants throughout the world, ISl entered into a long term technology transfer/sharing agreement with Z. M. “ROPCZYCE” S.A. (ZMR) in Poland. Subsequently Industrial Solutions International also agreed to a long term exclusive distribution/management agreement to oversee and manage sales and distribution of all ZMR and ISI products to the non ferrous industry worldwide and specifically the copper and precious metals industry.

ZMR has a state of the art manufacturing plant and a highly advanced technical department. This group works closely with the ISI technical personnel in an effort to continue to develop new and improved products that, at times, are designed specifically to address individual clients operating conditions.

Quality and Performance

Industrial Solutions International recognizes that the quality of products has a major impact upon the performance that can be achieved by their customers.

In order to fulfil this requirement, ISI has conducted a rigorous assessment of refractory manufacturers and are now satisfied that alliances formed are capable of delivering materials to ISI and customer requirements. All production is certified to ISO 9001, and ISO 14001 for the design, manufacture and supply of refractory materials.

Sourcing may follow differing routes dependent upon the application, product type, and manufacturing capabilities, but in all instances rigorous controls are applied.

Any data contained within this catalogue may be considered as representative of large production of a variety of sizes and shapes but cannot be considered as a specification.

The ISI/ZMR joint philosophy is based on:


Working in conjunction with our customers to provide the most cost effective solution to meet their requirements.

Products and Services

Providing products and services, conforming to agreed standards, in a safe and effective manner using the most appropriate technology.

Systems and Procedures

Operating systems and procedures that support our business and processes whilst satisfying the requirements of ISO 9002.


Operating safe working practices, and providing a responsible approach to our customers and the environment.