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Refractories industry remains cool under pressure

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 29 March 2018

The world’s refractories manufacturers are proving resilient, despite mounting pressures on the sector. How is this most traditional of industries adapting to unpredictable circumstances?

The merger of Austria-headquartered RHI with Brazilian rival Magnesita helped it to secure about 70% of its dolomite and magnesite supply, even though RHI was forced to divest its long-held European dolomite business in order for the deal to be approved, writes Rose Pengelly.

The global refractories industry has undergone...

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