Alumina/Bauxite features

  • September 2011

    End User Focus: Alumina’s salt slag solution

    24 September 2011

    French processor RVA takes slags from aluminium smelters and recycles them into three value-added outputs, including an unconventional source of alumina for non-metallurgical applications, as Howard Epstein explains

  • Bauxite residue management

    24 September 2011

    A waste product of the Bayer process used for alumina production, bauxite residue is one of industry’s largest waste streams. The International Aluminium Institute outlines key management, re-use and remediation schemes in place to tackle the issue

  • Weighing the alternatives

    24 September 2011

    Raw materials supply remains one of the chief concerns of the refractories industry. IM talked to the players in the sector to understand what the potential alternatives are for minerals such as bauxite, magnesia, graphite and zircon

  • July 2011

    End User Focus: Minerals’ flame gain

    25 July 2011

    The emerging markets’ hunger for commodities promises to drive long-term demand for flame retardants with mineral raw materials underpinning this sector, as Professor Roger Rothon discusses here

  • March 2011

    End User Focus: Fused-cast for glass

    31 March 2011

    Glass refractories is becoming an increasingly commoditised sector with R&D efforts focusing on low cost materials utilisation, as Carlo Ratto reveals

  • February 2011

    Elmin bauxite sees the light

    21 February 2011

    In just a few years, private Greek bauxite producer, Elmin, has transformed itself into a major non-metallurgical supplier. 2011 is expected to be a busy year: new mines, increased output, port development, and rising demand are all on the cards

  • ATH: a finely divided market

    21 February 2011

    The feedstock for countless alumina-based products, ATH faces a growing divide between commodity and speciality producers as companies look to define themselves in an ever-competitive world

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