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Alumina and its many uses

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014

Despite a well-documented fall in demand for alumina from the refractories market, other applications such as flame retardants and water treatment have remained stable.

Unsurprisingly, the economic crisis of 2009 sent, not just ripples, but shockwaves through the non-met alumina industry. Levels of production and demand have recovered from the severe dip in 2009, but are still not quite to pre-crisis levels. That said, the industry is preparing itself for a recovery.

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