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  • Lower producer offers weigh on Chinese brown fused alumina prices

    Monday, 18 June 2018

    Refractory-grade brown fused alumina prices continued to weaken in the latest assessment, while low availability limited the fall in abrasive-grade prices.

  • IM's May Price Movements

    Tuesday, 05 June 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • Price Briefing: May 25 - 31

    Friday, 01 June 2018

    Refractory brown fused alumina prices fall in China, WFA stable; Global antimony trioxide market strengthens upon higher antimony metal price; Indian barite exports further undercut Chinese prices; Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices soften in China; other global prices unchanged; Strong dollar weighs on Indian soda ash list prices

  • Refractory brown fused alumina prices fall in China, WFA stable

    Friday, 01 June 2018

    Refractory grade BFA prices moved down after producers in China sought to move inventory, while tight availability upheld prices of abrasive grade BFA, and white fused alumina remained stable.

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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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