US steel slowdown hits lime
Published: Wednesday, 11 March 2009
US producers pass on costs despite softening demand for steel flux lime
The slowdown in the US steel sector that emerged in Q4 2008 has
dampened demand for dolomitic lime which is sold to the steel
industry as a fluxing agent to help purify steel and extend
refractory lining life.
Offering evidence of this, Martin Marietta Materials Inc., a