Video News: Sierra Rutile confirms no Ebola cases at its plant
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014
Sierra Rutile not affected by Ebola outbreak; titanium dioxide prices continue falling; North China Baotou Rare Earth group approved by Beijing; Haydale to market graphene in Asia.
"On this week’s IMTV, Sierra Rutile confirms there
were no Ebola cases at its
rutile and ilmenite mining deposits in Sierra Leone, following
the virus outbreak in May.
The company said it is taking the threat very seriously and
has restricted travel to affected areas for its personnel.
Sierra Rutile said it has also limited access for non-essential
visitors and is monitoring the sites for potential signs of the
Prices for titanium dioxide have
continued to fall by 5% during the first half of 2014,
impacting producers’ revenues.
US-based world-leading producer, Tronox Ltd, said that
prices remained soft due to the temporary build-up of feedstock
inventories during 2013 and that they are expected to change
moderately in the third quarter of this year.
The world’s largest rare earths producer, Inner
Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare Earth Hi-Tech, has received approval
from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information
Technology to form the North China Baotou Steel
Rare Earth Group, which includes five major Chinese rare earth
And finally, UK-based Haydale has signed an
agreement with planarTech to speed up the commercial
application of its graphene products in the Asia-Pacific
region, by establishing partnerships with electronic and
high-tech companies in China, Japan, Korea and Japan. "