Entradas de julio de 2018

Jul 30

High-grade magnesia prices steady on lack of raw material supply

China’s high-grade magnesia prices were steady this week on a lack of high-quality magnesite, the raw material for magnesia, while the local government in Haicheng has remained strict on the use of explosives in mining. China-origin magnesia prices assessed by Industrial Minerals were stable this week, while Chinese producers maintained prices for high-grade magnesia due …

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Jul 23

FIRE: Federation for International Refractory Research and Education

FIRE is a word-wide network of acadaemic institutions and companies active in the fields of refractories. Since 2006, FIRE offers students great opportunities for excellent education and international experiences. FIRE’s function is to stimulate and reinforce the higher education system in refractory materials angineering in order to fulfil the cultural educational and research related needs …

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Jul 16

Demand for refractories boosts RHI Magnesita’s 2017 performance

Sales volumes to steel and industrial end-markets increased last year amid a scarcity of main refractories raw materials, such as dead-burned magnesia and fused magnesia. Growth in steel output and strong performance in refractories markets drove revenues and earnings for refractory group RHI Magnesita in its adjusted financial results for 2017, although the company highlighted …

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Jul 09

IM prices March 2018

See article below from the April issue of Industrial Minerals magazine, for market updates on price movements in various industrial minerals. Minerals featured this month include: magnesia, titanium dioxide, chromite, graphite, zircon, lithium and andalusite. IM’s full price listing is only published online. If you have any comments or concerns, or wish to discuss any …

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Jul 02

China’s bauxite mining restrictions spark fresh market concerns

Shanxi is gearing up to clamp down on illegal bauxite mining while it maintains its focus on improving local environmental conditions. But the sector fears an impact to supply flows. Market participants are concerned that fresh regulation from the Chinese government will restrict bauxite mining in Shanxi and further affect market prices for the refractory …

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