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mayo 2019 - Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Productos Refractarios, Materiales y Servicios Afines

Entradas de mayo de 2019

May 27

It’s a good time to be making steel

Section 232, a provision not known to many in the past, has been the topic of heated discussions in US political and industry circles since the administration of President Donald Trump imposed tariffs under that Section on steel and aluminium imports into the country.  

May 20

Hydro Q4 alumina output could fall 4% after Alunorte shutdown

The six-day shutdown at Hydro’s Alunorte refinery has hit the company’s alumina output. The shutdown of Brazilian alumina refinery Alunorte for a few days in October could bring its production volume down by 20,000-30,000 tonnes in the fourth quarter, according to Eivind Kallevik, chief financial officer of the unit’s owner, Norsk Hydro. Hydro produced 821,000 …

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May 13

Environmental regulations are keeping Chinese prices for refractory materials high, but demand is also on the rise.

Increasing demand for refractory materials pushed China’s refractories output up to 9.45 million tonnes in the first half of 2018. Magnesia and graphite prices remained firm because of the knock-on effects of environmental regulations. China’s total output of refractory materials was 9.45 million tonnes in the first half of the year, up by 4.80% year-on-year, …

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May 06

Refractories in the British Isles

This report is a review of the development of the refractories industry in the British Isle which for the purposes of this paper includes both the north and south of Ireland geologically if not politically and covers mainly the last 300 years with a summary of the current situation and future possible developments.

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