Alumina/Bauxite features

  • January 2020

    Steel market woes are weighing on refractories

    03 January 2020

    Pressure is continuing to mount on the refractories sector while its main market – the steel industry – suffers from overcapacity, trade tensions and emissions reduction targets, Rose Pengelly finds.

  • Calcined alumina outlook

    03 January 2020

    Suppliers debate whether calcined alumina can break the oversupply wall in a bearish 2020 scenario, writes Davide Ghilotti.

  • INTERVIEW: ‘I am going to transform our company’ - Severstal CEO

    03 January 2020

    Alexander Shevelev, CEO of Russian steelmaker Severstal, says that the company has changed its culture quite quickly and substantially to focus on being a solutions provider. Richard Barrett asked him to explain that mission and to recall his path from the shop floor to the top of a company that employs 50,000 people

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