Calcined bauxite expansions & closures

Published: Friday, 18 July 2008

Curimbaba plans to add new calcining capacity with a view to refractory grades, while Rio Tinto Alcan closes Weipa plant

Brazil’s largest producer of non-metallurgical grades of bauxite, and the only producer of calcined grades Mineração Curimbaba Ltda, has plans to increase bauxite production from 700,000 tpa to 1m. tpa in 2009.

Curimbaba’s main products are abrasive grade calcined bauxite for BFA and proppants....

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