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  • April 2017

    PPG makes third takeover bid to AkzoNobel

    25 April 2017

    The US company has raised its previous offer price to take over AkzoNobel by 8% and has committed not to relocate European production facilities to the US, as well as agreeing a divestiture programme to face off possible antitrust issues.

  • Aggregates, coatings boost PPG’s Q1 sales as profits decline

    21 April 2017

    Aggregates posted growth in sales following higher demand in Europe, as industrial and performance coatings fared positively against a continued decline in the glass business.

  • Shandong Haihua posts 2016 loss; expects Q1 recovery

    12 April 2017

    Chinese soda ash producer Shandong Haihua expects higher prices to boost profits in Q1 2017 as it works to recover losses incurred in 2016 following the production stoppage at its Weifang plant.

  • March 2017

    Shihlien Chemical to launch 300,000tpa salt facility in China

    30 March 2017

    Joint-venture SCIJC believes the growing demand for kidney dialysis treatments in China could support pharmaceutical salt consumption, the company said at Roskill’s 2017 Salt conference.

  • India salt production to nearly double by 2025: Dev Salt

    29 March 2017

    Growing soda ash and chlor-alkali industries in India will support and drive domestic salt production higher, producer Dev Salt told delegates at the Roskill’s 2017 Salt conference.

  • 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.

  • Glasspex: India glass industry looks to positive future

    17 March 2017

    Industry players expect a turnaround "soon" in the glass industry after modest growth was recorded in 2016, a development which could be good for the soda ash industry in the country which has been seeing sluggish demand from the sector.

  • Soda ash prices fall as Chinese output rises

    13 March 2017

    Increasing supply in China has put pressure on domestic light and dense synthetic soda ash spot prices with some suppliers warning that the market could fall further unless supply is curbed.

  • Price Briefing 24 February – 2 March

    03 March 2017

    Environmental controls in China continued to disrupt production for a number of industrial minerals; magnesia prices could rise; antimony trioxide climbed week-on-week; pigments producers announced price hikes for iron oxide.

  • Chinese soda ash exports nosedive

    02 March 2017

    Although the value per tonne of soda ash exported from China has been increasing, the country saw volumes plummet in January.

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