China's refractory consolidation: a year on
Published: Monday, 20 October 2014
A year after Chinese authorities took the decision to clean up the refractory industry in China, IM takes a look at progress made so far and the impact of the shut downs on the industry as a whole.
Renshou County, Sichuan Province, is the largest refractory
base in southwest China. A year ago, there were 67 refractory
companies operating in the province alongside three chemical
companies and five ceramic companies, which held a cumulative
value of Chinese renminbi (Rmb) 4.9bn ($800m*) in 2013 and a
tax revenue of...