Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Graphite, magnesia, alumina and silicon carbide are excluded from the list of China-origin materials subject to a new US tariff, as are antimony, rare earths and barite. Pigments such as titanium dioxide will also be subject to the duty, as will refractory finished products, some ceramic minerals such as kaolin, and lithium.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
The Armyansk TiO2 plant in Ukraine’s Crimea region, annexed by Russia, has previously struggled with water and feedstock shortages, and will now be closed for two weeks after a large release of sulfur dioxide gas, the local government says.
Monday, 10 September 2018
The final list of materials to become subject to new US import tariffs could be announced at any moment, with almost all industrial minerals among the possible targets.
Thursday, 06 September 2018
Inventories of TiO2 in Europe are said to be very strong after willing buyers stocked up on plentiful Chinese exports in the first half of the year.