Video news: RHI poised to acquire Turkish magnesite mine

Published: Friday, 06 September 2013

RIKEN to develop lithium-iodine battery; Hi-Crush sees strong proppants prospects

On this week’s programme we report on how leading refractories producer RHI is poised to acquire the right to mine a mothballed magnesite operation in Turkey.

The world of batteries sees a team of Chinese and Korean researchers at Japan’s RIKEN centre develop a lithium-iodine battery system that has double the energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries.

In the US proppant manufacturer Hi-Crush Partners reports an increase in net income and revenue for the second quarter of 2013 as it continues to thrive on a buoyant unconventional oil and gas market.

And finally, Japan’s major producer of chloride-route titanium dioxide pigment, Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, has elected to close its Singapore plant. The plant has a capacity of 54,000 tpa of TiO2 pigment and was first opened in February 1989.

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