Alumina/Bauxite latest news

  • November 2016

    Preferred Sands: Permanent proppant shifts

    30 November 2016

    The downturn in the oil and gas sector has caused a shift away from ceramic proppants as E&P firms look to increase productivity and lower costs. IM spoke to Preferred Sands’ Michael O’Neill, who believes a number of these trends are here to stay.

  • Aluminium ’16: Mineral suppliers see business as usual despite Brexit, Trump

    29 November 2016

    The latest events on the economic and political front including the Brexit vote in the UK and the election of Donald Trump as US president have brought virtually no change to day-to-day business for minerals operations so far.

  • Nabaltec revenue rises as both ceramics, flame retardants grow

    29 November 2016

    The ceramics and flame retardants producer continued to see growth in its end markets as it passed a decade of being publicly listed.

  • Pricing notice: Christmas schedule

    28 November 2016

    The publication of Industrial Minerals’ price assessments will be affected by the Christmas holidays.

  • Spiralling raw material cost lift WFA

    25 November 2016

    White fused alumina spot prices rose amid higher raw material cost, but increases in China are steeper compared with elsewhere as continuing environmental pressure restricted output amid stronger domestic demand.

  • Steel output grows 3% in October

    24 November 2016

    China, India and Italy posted growth in their steel volumes for the month, while the US, Germany, Spain and Brazil were down against last year.

  • Altech expects HPA demand to triple by 2024

    23 November 2016

    The ASX-listed company is developing a kaolin deposit in Western Australia, which it plans to use as feedstock to produce 4,000 tpa HPA in Malaysia. Altech’s recently commissioned report has indicated that demand growth in the sector will enable the market to absorb its additional planned output as the company takes advantage of higher activity in Li-ion batteries and LEDs.

  • Imerys confirms income growth forecast

    23 November 2016

    The minerals supplier, which recorded strong performance in consumer goods and construction despite weakness in steel and paper, is on track for meeting its net income target for the year.

  • India’s September mineral output index falls

    21 November 2016

    Bauxite output in the country fell in September while magnesite and chromite increased.

  • Gulf Alumina to accept Metro’s takeover offer

    17 November 2016

    The board of the junior bauxite miner sees Metro Mining’s offer as a better deal against a previous buyout offer by Moly Mines.

  • IFGL benefits from steel rebound

    14 November 2016

    An slight increase in the world steel capacity utilisation rate in September and a drop off in Chinese exports boosted the Indian refractory maker’s bottom line.

  • Weak markets hit Magnesita's Q3 as earnings improve

    14 November 2016

    The company, which is in the process of merging with European refractory maker RHI, was affected by a downturn in steel output in its main exporting markets, while earnings improved against last year.

  • Moly ups game in Gulf Alumina M&A race

    09 November 2016

    Moly has put forward a higher cash option and a cash plush share option as it seeks to come out on top against rival Metro Mining on the buyout of junior bauxite developer Gulf Alumina – a deal which is crucial for Moly’s shares to resume trading on the ASX.

  • Pricing notice: Changes to bauxite grades

    07 November 2016

    Industrial Minerals proposes to delist all Shanxi-origin bauxite specifications as of next week, and replace the listings with four new grades.

  • Price Briefing 28 October – 03 November

    04 November 2016

    Titanium dioxide producers continue to look for price increases while graphite, bauxite and fused alumina prices held unchanged and lithium carbonate and hydroxide 2017 contract offers show a wide range.

  • Chinese-origin bauxite, fused alumina prices hold

    04 November 2016

    Despite weak seasonal demand, Chinese-origin bauxite and fused alumina prices have held unchanged so far in November as higher productions costs continue to support the market.

  • Moly hopes to close Gulf Alumina deal by Dec

    01 November 2016

    The developer aims to relist the company on the ASX through the acquisition of the Gulf Alumina bauxite project at Skardon River, Australia.