Year in Review 2011: Magnesia
Published: Monday, 26 December 2011
Drive for vertical integration consolidates suppliers, as prices soften at year-end
It was a busy
year for established magnesia players such as RHI, Magnesita
Refratarios, Magnezit and Kumas, as they became increasingly
integrated with downstream refractories assets.
The reason was vertical integration and the driver was
security of supply from non-Chinese sources of magnesia.
Interestingly, there was a great deal of...