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oct 14

Alteo to increase alumina products’ prices

The French calcined alumina and ATH producer will raise its products’ prices at the end of Q3, citing increasing raw material costs as the reason. Alteo will be increasing its speciality alumina products prices due to rising raw material costs with effect from 1 September, the France-based company said. “Alumina production has suffered over the …

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oct 09

Henan enforces mass brown fused alumina shutdown from November

The Henan government has ramped up efforts to combat pollution by implementing yet more shutdowns of brown fused alumina production later this year. This is set to cause more global supply disruptions since output was already intermittent in recent months. The government of Henan province in China will enforce large-scale brown fused alumina production stoppages from November 2017 …

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oct 04

MagMin 2017: Dynamite ban uncertainty hurting Chinese magnesite output

The ban on the use of dynamite in China is severely restricting the output of magnesia and other minerals, and the lack of clarity over when the restrictions may be lifted is spreading uncertainty in the market. Uncertainty surrounding the ban on the use of dynamite in China is one of the main factors affecting …

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oct 02

Yingkou urges refractory makers to up prices on magnesia issues

The association of refractory producers in the city of Yingkou has called on local companies to adjust their prices on the back of market tightness and production shutdowns. The Refractory Industry Association of Yingkou, in China’s Liaoning province, announced last week it is recommending an increase in sale prices of magnesium-based refractory products due to …

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sep 25

JISCO’s big plans for Alpart

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NAIN, St Elizabeth — With Alpart set to resume alumina refining June 20, following an eight-year shutdown, it is anticipated that the plant will gradually return to its production capacity of 1.65 million tonnes annually sometime early next year, boosting local employment and economic activity.But its Chinese owners Jiquan Iron and Steel (JISCO) aren’t stopping …

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