Alumina/Bauxite features

  • January 2014

    Alumina and its many uses

    24 January 2014

    Despite a well-documented fall in demand for alumina from the refractories market, other applications such as flame retardants and water treatment have remained stable.

  • Proppant potential for bauxite

    24 January 2014

    The shale gale and dash for gas continues unabated, and with it increasing demand for proppants required in hydraulic fracturing operations. It’s a golden opportunity for proppant feedstock suppliers - silica sand, bauxite, kaolin - to pursue this growth market. But the key questions are: Which material makes the grade? Where else outside the US is the market likely to catch fire?

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