Alumina/Bauxite features

  • January 2015

    Shaking up Shanxi’s bauxite industry

    24 January 2015

    China’s Shanxi province is the world’s biggest producer of refractory grade bauxite, but it is also one of the most corrupt and dysfunctional regions in the country. Albert Li, Shanghai Analyst and Laura Syrett, Prices Editor, examine the problems the region is facing and the measures being taken to reform the sector.

  • Innovation and new markets heat up demand for technical ceramics

    24 January 2015

    Specific consumption of refractories in the steel, glass and cement industries has been steadily declining worldwide, while the market has increasingly shifted towards higher quality products. Antonio Torrisi explores how advanced technical ceramics can benefit from new market trends globally.

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