Year in Review 2011: Magnesia

By Mike O'Driscoll
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...

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