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Literature and patent database
for members and subscribers

The Literature database currently contains around 22 000 documents.
Around 1200 documents are added each year. Older literature can be verified in a comprehensive card index.

Newly published German, European and international patent specifications in the field of ceramic refractories are included in a patent database, which is also available online.

The Patens database currently contains around 10 700 documents. It grows by around 150 documents per year.

The databases are available for research, which we can undertake for you. Around 70 % of the literature included is available in our library; all listed patents are available. Rapid retrieval of literature and patents is possible.

Subscribed and indexed journals

  • American Ceramic Society Bulletin
  • Aufbereitungstechnik
  • British Ceramic Transactions
  • Ceramic Engineering Science Proceedings
  • cfi/Ber. DKG
  • Ceramica/ Materialy Ogniotrwale
  • Ceramics International
  • Ceramics-Silikaty
  • China's Refractories
  • DIN Mitteilungen
  • fiz technik Informationsdienst Keramik
  • Fortschrittsberichte DKG
  • Giesserei
  • Glastechnische Berichte
  • lndustrial Ceramics
  • Industrial Heating
  • Industrial Minerals
  • Interceram
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society
  • Journal of the European Ceramic Society
  • Keramische Zeitschrift
  • Kona
  • L'industrie ceramique
  • Materialprüfung
  • Refractories Applications
  • Refractories and Industrial Ceramics
  • Shinagawa Technical Report
  • Silicates Industriels
  • Stahl und Eisen
  • Steel Research
  • Taikabutsu
  • Taikabutsu Overseas
  • Veitsch-Radex Rundschau
  • World Ceramics & Refractories
  • Zement-Kalk-Gips
  • Ziegelindustrie lnternational

Conditions of Use

If you are already registered, please sign in under Login using your member number and the password allocated to you.

If you are not yet registered to use the database, please fill in all the fields marked with an asterisk on the right and click "Register".
In the reply e-mail, you will receive your member number and your password. You will then have the opportunity to test the literature and patent database for three days.

After the three-day limited release, you will automatically receive an e-mail asking you whether you are still interested in the database and would like to order an access subscription.
If you do not want a subscription, your access will be blocked.

If you would like an access subscription, sign the attached contract and return it to DIFK GmbH.

You can release access to the database for more than one of your employees / colleagues.

You will receive regular updates on the latest publications and patents in the field of refractories.

The annual charge for use is 945 euros per year.

The business year goes from 01.01. to 31.12.

The invoice is issued in the middle of the year.

If you purchase a subscription to the literature and patent database during the business year, the months of the subscription will be charged proportionally.

Cancellation must be submitted in writing by 30.09. for the following year to the office of DIFK GmbH. Later cancellation will result in the extension of the subscription by one further year.

The subscription is automatically renewed by one year.



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