IM Rare Earths News in Brief 4 – 10 January

By Laura Syrett
Published: Friday, 10 January 2014

Solvay wins patent case against HySci; China confirms consolidation plan

Belgium-headquartered chemicals group Solvay SA has won two patent infringement cases regarding the production of mixed rare earth oxides against China-based HySci (Tianjin) Speciality Materials Co. Ltd.

Solvay was awarded Chinese renminbi (Rmb) 5.6m ($925,000*) in damages and HySci was ordered to immediately stop the production and the sale of...

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