Alumina and its many uses
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
Despite a well-documented fall in demand for alumina from the refractories market, other applications such as flame retardants and water treatment have remained stable.
Unsurprisingly, the economic crisis
of 2009 sent, not just ripples, but shockwaves through the
non-met alumina industry. Levels of production and demand have
recovered from the severe dip in 2009, but are still not quite
to pre-crisis levels. That said, the industry is preparing
itself for a recovery.