SUPPLY SITUATION REPORT: Andalusite invests in the future

By Alex Feytis
Published: Friday, 27 May 2011

Producers in South Africa, Peru and China have decided to expand their operations in order to meet the increasing demand as a potential alternative to Chinese refractory bauxite.

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The estimated 430,000 tpa global andalusite market is produced by just a handful of companies in the world (see table). South Africa is the world’s largest producer of the aluminosilicate mineral, which is used as a feedstock for...

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