Metal markets in flux

By Jessica Roberts
Published: Saturday, 12 December 2009

Dolomite, fluorspar and lime flux producers breathe a sigh of relief as an upswing begins in the aluminium and steel market cycles

All metals are sourced from ores, and all ores contain impurities. For metal producers, unwanted minerals are an inherent part of the production process and impurities must be removed prior to the metal reaching its final form.

The simplest method of removing impurities from metallic ores is with the addition...

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