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BFA prices tick up on China’s supply squeeze

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Friday, 01 December 2017

The restrictions put in place in refractory minerals producing areas in China have taken yet another toll on local supply as customers struggle to secure the volumes the need.

Prices for brown fused alumina (BFA) were edging upward on Friday December 1 with availability constraints in China intensifying after the latest government-led shutdowns of facilities in key producing regions.

As provincial governments in areas of China including Henan push through with another round of stoppages to some industrial operations...

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