Aluminas: pure and not so simple

By Jessica Roberts
Published: Wednesday, 06 June 2012

Alumina producers are realigning themselves as high purity suppliers, as increased demand for specialist grades in refractories and hi-tech uses drives value growth in the non-metallurgical sector

Production of tabular alumina at Almatis Group’s
operation in Bauxite, US. The shift to higher purity
refractories has benefitted tabular grades.
Almatis Group

As is the case with other minerals that primarily serve metallurgical applications - notably bauxite and chromite - prices and supply of non-metallurgical grade (NMG) aluminas are...

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