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  • Weak yuan pushes bauxite, fused alumina prices down

    Tuesday, 14 August 2018

    Prices came down for two grades of bauxite, refractory-grade white-fused alumina (WFA) and abrasive-grade brown-fused alumina (BFA), while white refractory-grade BFA held stable.

  • Price Briefing: July 5-12

    Friday, 13 July 2018

    Calcined alumina suppliers warn of further price rises in 2019 on widespread shortage; Global iodine spot price strengthens; Chinese carbonate prices drop for second week; seaborne market resists lower bids; Proposal to discontinue four European graphite prices; Ilmenite prices stable amid China’s latest environmental protection campaign; Domestic European antimony trioxide price softens but global markets largely stable; Chinese soda ash prices hold firm for another week, production stable; Chinese TiO2 export prices tick lower; Bauxite, fused alumina prices stable amid concerns of new shutdowns

  • Bauxite, fused alumina prices stable amid concerns of new shutdowns

    Friday, 13 July 2018

    Prices for bauxite, brown-fused alumina (BFA) and white-fused alumina (WFA) have held since the drop in May and June, but supply may suffer yet another hit if calcination plant closures in Shanxi were to go ahead.

  • Calcined alumina suppliers warn of further price rises in 2019 on widespread shortage

    Wednesday, 11 July 2018

    The evident imbalance of the calcined alumina market will result in new price increases next year, sellers said.

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  • Feeling the rub: Asian abrasives continue to challenge Western suppliers

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    Cheap Chinese alumina has been undercutting abrasives prices and output in North America and elsewhere for several years, but recent supply restrictions in China could reverse this trend, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Rose Pengelly discovers.

  • Feeling the heat: Bauxite and alumina under pressure

    Friday, 26 January 2018

    China’s high-profile disruptions to industrial operations have wreaked havoc in the bauxite and alumina supply chains serving refractories end markets, taking prices to new highs.

  • Alteo: Serving the speciality markets

    Friday, 26 January 2018

    As non-metallurgical alumina markets are facing a combination of tight supply, high demand and rising prices, Industrial Minerals caught up with Gildas Fontaine, marketing, business development and communication director at France-based speciality alumina supplier Alteo, to discuss what is in store for calcined alumina and the future prospects of global speciality markets.

  • Separation anxiety: Ceramic membranes seek commercial niche

    Friday, 26 January 2018

    While porous ceramic membranes for nanofiltration of liquids have been widely adopted, take-up of dense ceramic membranes for gas separation has been relatively slow to follow. IM Correspondent Rose Pengelly looks into this lesser known corner of the technical ceramics industry and discovers some of its most promising applications.

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