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 leading US...

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