22 December 2015
The Brazilian refractories manufacturer has had a tough year and its directors have now approved a major overhaul of its corporate structure, including the incorporation of its non-South American operations into a new business, which it plans to float on London’s AIM exchange.
14 December 2015
The Canadian explorer is working towards becoming a commercial entity, as it prepares to begin a bulk magnesia sample scheme at its Driftwood site in Canada. The company is pushing ahead with plans to start commercial production in late 2016.
11 December 2015
The China Inorganic Salts Industry Association wants to overhaul the criteria for exporting magnesia from the country, including lowering the MgO content threshold from 98% to 90% to allow chemical producers to reach international markets.
08 December 2015
The US’ International Trade Commission, based at the government’s Department of Commerce, has published its first five-year review, also known as a sunset review, of a 2010 countervailing duty order on magnesia carbon bricks. The organisation says levies should remain to help protect US trade.
30 November 2015
The Greek magnesia producer is concentrating on enhancing its market position by announcing a CCM capacity development against a background of economic and financial challenges in its home country.
27 November 2015
Iodine, magnesia, potash, rare earths and TiO2 prices all down on earlier in the year, as oversupply and weak Chinese consumption erode markets.
25 November 2015
Soft refractories demand is reported to be eroding prices for caustic calcined magnesia.
13 November 2015
Despite posting an increase in net operating revenues, the Brazilian refractories producer has reported a significant loss for the third quarter of 2015 as a result of exceptional events in the company’s Brazilian, European and Chinese operations.
12 November 2015
The Canadian magnesite and talc producer is aiming to raise funds for its Whitney project via a reverse takeover process, following the announcement of deals for magnesite offtake and talc processing which have brought the site closer to operation.
06 November 2015
A confirmed agreement for magnesite and another expected for talc will allow the company to bring its Whitney Township mine online.
05 November 2015
The Canadian explorer is hoping to extract more magnesia from its Driftwood site after receiving permission to extract more of the material from the area. The news comes as the company pushes ahead with developments at the facility in the hope of starting commercial production in late 2016.