Calcination costs drive up diatomite prices
Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Crude ore values stable but energy expenses continue to bite
Prices for calcined diatomite have
risen by around 5% on average in the last year, information
gathered by IM indicates.
The price increases have come as a result of the higher cost
of calcining the mineral, which is mainly used to filter consumable
products such as beer, wine and juice.