Refractory manufacturers’ vertical integration strategies under fire

By Laura Syrett
Published: Friday, 27 June 2014

Mineral investments probed at MagMin 2014; RHI, Magnesita outline benefits of captive mines

Global refractories manufacturers were forced to defend decisions to invest heavily in upstream raw materials capacity at IM’s annual MagMin conference in Budapest in June.

Speaking during a panel discussion about the refractories industry’s reliance on Chinese magnesia, Vasili Nicoletopoulos, director of US headquartered Premier Magnesia LLC, challenged...

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