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Calcination costs drive up diatomite prices

By Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Crude ore values stable but energy expenses continue to bite

Prices for calcined diatomite have risen by around 5% on average in the last year, information gathered by IM indicates.

The price increases have come as a result of the higher cost of calcining the mineral, which is mainly used to filter consumable products such as beer, wine and juice.

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