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  • RHI Magnesita CEO to lead World Refractories Association

    Wednesday, 17 January 2018

    Stefan Borgas’s tenure will focus on setting a global refractory industry agenda, creating a collection of improved sector data and working to ease the raw materials shortage situation.

  • Price Briefing: January 5-11

    Friday, 12 January 2018

    Fused alumina prices edge upward on supply squeeze; European green silicon carbide market sees small price move at 2018 start; Lack of Chinese soda ash for export keeps prices stable; Industrial Minerals proposes to discontinue its three bromine prices and three of its magnesia grades.

  • RHI restarts fused magnesia lines in Norway

    Thursday, 11 January 2018

    The operation has restarted a limited number of furnaces but the company plans to use all output internally, amid a widespread shortage of fused magnesia on the market.

  • PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of magnesia grades

    Monday, 08 January 2018

    Industrial Minerals has discontinued three of its magnesia grades, effective January 5.

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Pricing News

  • Price Briefing: January 5-11

    Friday, 12 January 2018

    Fused alumina prices edge upward on supply squeeze; European green silicon carbide market sees small price move at 2018 start; Lack of Chinese soda ash for export keeps prices stable; Industrial Minerals proposes to discontinue its three bromine prices and three of its magnesia grades.

  • PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of magnesia grades

    Monday, 08 January 2018

    Industrial Minerals has discontinued three of its magnesia grades, effective January 5.

  • Price Briefing: 15-21 December

    Friday, 22 December 2017

    Chromite prices remain stable, as do European magnesia markets; Huber announces increases in ATH prices for next year, while Orocobre expects a 25% rise in lithium carbonate contracts for H1 2018. Proposal to delist zircon grades, and Christmas pricing schedule.

  • Huber to raise ATH, magnesium hydroxide prices in 2018

    Thursday, 21 December 2017

    The company is the second US supplier of alumina hydrate that is increasing prices because of higher feedstock costs.

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Features

  • RHI Magnesita: Brick by brick consolidation

    Thursday, 14 December 2017

    The merger between RHI and Magnesita ‘makes sense’ because the refractory industry tends toward consolidation, while raw material shortages in China may lead supply to diversify elsewhere, according to the new company’s chief executive officer, Stefan Borgas.

  • The dragon loosens its hold: magnesia supply developments outside of China

    Friday, 08 December 2017

    With Chinese magnesia supply dwindling, or ceasing altogether in some markets, consultant Ian Wilson, discusses the supply situation outside of China.

  • A rock and a hard place

    Friday, 08 September 2017

    Demand for refractory products is evolving, forcing suppliers to upgrade their offers and processes to stay ahead of the game, while Chinese-origin raw materials are appreciating on the back of supply shortages, making productions costlier, Davide Ghilotti, IM Chief Reporter, finds.

  • Flame tamers: Brucite, huntite and hydromagnesite

    Friday, 08 September 2017

    Magnesium minerals boast several unique properties which make them superlative flame retardants, but as Ian Wilson, Consultant*, explains, despite their wide application many of these minerals are only recovered in a handful of places across the world.

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