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  • March 2017

    Bauxite & Alumina ’17: Monolithics to continue growth trend

    20 March 2017

    Unshaped refractories are expected to gain further traction in emerging markets, while penetration in mature markets will be slow, according to leading refractories producer Calderys.

  • Price Briefing 10-16 March

    17 March 2017

    Antimony trioxide spot prices spike; magnesia unchanged but supply to remain tight; China-origin soda ash falls.

  • IM in Liaoning: China's magnesia supply set to remain tight until H2

    15 March 2017

    During a recent trip to visit magnesia companies in Haicheng and Dashiqiao, in China’s Liaoning province, IM’s Albert Li learned that supply has become very tight, as a result of severe environmental restrictions. This has led to a surge in domestic prices and an expectation of a similar rise in export prices.

  • AMG increases profit in Q4

    09 March 2017

    Operations in the quarter were supported by positive developments in the AMG's critical minerals segment including better product mix and stronger sales, as capital expenditure increased to fund ongoing projects in lithium and graphite.

  • Rebound in US magnesia demand in early 2017

    07 March 2017

    US demand for Brazilian magnesia has surged 500% in volume terms in 2017 to date, while Latin American and European destinations recorded slower demand flows.

  • Magnesia supply issues ahead in China, market says

    03 March 2017

    Chinese magnesia market participants believe production stoppages and the resulting supply implications will impact domestic prices as material continues to flow out of the country at lower values due to the lifting of the export quota.

  • February 2017

    China's January magnesia, graphite exports surge, values plummet

    27 February 2017

    When China quietly cancelled the export tax for both graphite and magnesia in December, both Chinese associations and producers were left in doubt, while market participants questioned whether it would lead to more material being sold at cheaper prices. Customs data for January appear to show that has become a reality.

  • Morgan records profit growth in 2016

    23 February 2017

    All three main operations in thermal products, technical ceramics and composites/defence systems posted solid increases in sales, supported by a favourable exchange rate.

  • RHI shows revenue decline in 2016 in preliminary figures

    22 February 2017

    Revenues in 2015 were hit by a depressed steel markets and rising inventories for RHI, while preliminary results for 2016 show a further drop is anticipated.

  • Calderys UK buys refractory service supplier

    20 February 2017

    The acquisition of NG Johnson Northern confirms Calderys’ focus on providing a vertically-integrated service to customers, from design of the refractories all the way to post-installation servicing and maintenance.

  • China uncovers magnesia smuggling ring

    20 February 2017

    Up to 15,000 tonnes magnesia was indicated as having been smuggled over two years. Separately, Liaoning province continues with its environmental efforts to regulate local magnesia companies.

  • HarbisonWalker to set up monolithic refractory plant

    17 February 2017

    The plant will add to the existing capacity HarbisonWalker has in the US and represents the company's strategy to reinforce its position in refractories.

  • Acquisitions boost Imerys’ 2016 revenues

    16 February 2017

    Imerys’ long list of recently completed acquisitions brought in over €140m in additional revenue, boosting the company’s yearly turnover, as income showed robust growth while refractories remained difficult.

  • Double-digit sales growth for Martin Marietta

    15 February 2017

    Recovery in construction led to improved performance in all three geographical areas Martin Marietta operates in, while the new Trump government’s focus on infrastructural spending bodes well for the future of the sector.

  • Brazil cuts magnesia exports in 2016

    06 February 2017

    Magnesia exports from the leading Latin American producing nation saw a double-digit decline in value, as shipments to the US alone fell by almost $15m.

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