Entradas de enero de 2018

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China’s small factories fear ‘rail Armageddon’ with orders to ditch trucks

Thousands of small factories in China, making everything from steel to chemicals, are scrambling for access to the country’s clogged rail network as Beijing curbs the use of diesel trucks in an effort to tackle air pollution. FILE PHOTO: A tricycle travels past a crossroad on a hazy day in Hefei, Anhui province The Ministry …

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Zircon 101: where will new demand come from?

Zircon is important – and some would argue irreplaceable – in markets such as ceramics, which accounts for around 50% of demand. But, as Cameron Perks, IM Correspondent, discovers, there are new sources of interest within that same industry – and demand projections vary wildly. Zircon (zirconium silicate – ZrSiO4) is an important source of …

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Raw Material Innovations – a Key Success Factor in a Fast Changing Refractories World

The recent global economic difficulties have resulted in overcapacities in many industries and the refractory industry isn’t an exception. In an uncertain environment driven by the slowing Chinese economy and the low crude oil price many industries have slowed down their investments.

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