Minteq rumoured to be closing Chinese refractories plant

By Laura Syrett
Published: Tuesday, 07 October 2014

The Minerals Technologies Inc. subsidiary has confirmed that its manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, is still operational, but the company has suffered from the downturn in the global refractories market and is rumoured to be planning to close the plant down.

Refractories specialist Minteq, a subsidiary of US-based calcium carbonate, talc, and refractories group Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI), is rumoured to be planning to close its manufacturing plant in Suzhou, eastern China.

Sources familiar with Minteq’s Asian operations told IM that the company was intending to shut the facility, run by...

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