Entradas de septiembre de 2019

Sep 30

The New World of China’s Mineral Supply

China’s mineral supply squeeze continues to challenge refractory producers. A range of factors arising in 2017 and spilling into 2018 significantly compounded the shortage of key refractory (and other) mineral exports from China vital to the world’s refractory manufacturing sector.    

Sep 23

Saint-Gobain cède son activité carbure de silicium

Poursuivant sa politique de cession d’activités représentant un chiffre d’affaires global d’au moins 3 Mds € avant fin 2019, le géant des matériaux a annoncé être entré « en négociations exclusives » avec le fonds d’investissement américain OpenGate Capital. Leader mondial des grains et poudres de carbure de silicium – élément qui entre dans la …

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Sep 16

Sibelco benefits from China’s magnesia controls

Strict environmental regulation on magnesite and magnesia production in China has resulted in strong demand for imported products. Cameron Perks, Fastmarkets IM correspondent, looks at how Sibelco’s Australian operations are currently benefiting from this.

Sep 09

RHI Magnesita swings into profit despite higher raw material costs

The refractory maker reports higher end-user demand outweighing raw material volatility. Refractory maker RHI Magnesita reported a sharp rise in revenues, thanks to increased sales volumes and prices, even as its raw material costs rose. RHI Magnesita reported a pre-tax profit of €246 million in 2018, compared with a €5.9 million loss in 2017, with …

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Sep 02

Bauxite and Alumina

A round-up of the year’s main events in the global bauxite and alumina markets. The past 12 months were eventful for the global bauxite and alumina industries, characterised by supply shortages and en-market diversification.

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