Allied Mineral Products has purchased the intellectual property rights to a collection of industry-leading products for the aluminum industry previously owned by Westmoreland Advanced Materials, Inc.

The WAM® AL II line of patented products is internationally known for energy savings and resistance to corundum formation for aluminum producers. Allied will manufacture these products in their facilities in the U.S., Europe, India, Russia, China, South Africa, Chile, and Brazil.

Allied will market its new products under existing trade names, such as WAM Al II castables. These products have excellent non-wetting properties which will complement Allied’s existing product technology by helping increase refractory lining life and reducing maintenance costs.

“The acquisition of the WAM® AL II line of products complements ongoing initiatives at Allied in the aluminum market and the unique characteristics provide outstanding value to aluminum customers,” says Paul Jamieson, President of Allied Mineral Products. “We are excited to begin manufacturing and marketing these innovative products which build out an existing line of installer-friendly products that will further enhance the refractory solutions we offer to our customers worldwide.”  

“Westmoreland Advanced Materials Inc is excited to be able to provide the WAM® AL II technology to Allied. This provides a larger and more robust means of putting this unique technology in the hands of aluminum processors and producers on a global scale.” says Dr. Ken McGowan, President of Westmoreland Advanced Materials, Inc. “It also allows Westmoreland to focus on providing optimized engineering, installation and design solutions to OEMs and end users, as well as focusing on the development of new technologies for material and chemical containment in high temperature environments.”

For more information, contact Brett Spychalski (614-876-0244) or Ken McGowan (724-454-5945)

About Allied Mineral Products, LLC.: Allied Mineral Products supplies an entire line of monolithic refractories and precast refractory shapes for the aluminum, foundry, steel, and industrial markets. Allied’s dedication to being there with refractory solutions is supported by its 6 precast shape facilities and 13 manufacturing facilities in 8 countries. Allied’s innovative product solutions are backed by its expert research and engineering teams. Allied has three research and development facilities, located in the U.S. and China and its unique product testing and design engineering capabilities, allows for active new product development program, to meet the unique needs of each customer.

For more information visit

About Westmoreland Advanced Materials, Inc.: Westmoreland is a problem-solving organization that prides itself on setting high standards and delivering today’s and tomorrow’s innovative solutions to the materials industry.

For more information visit