Orbite delays commercial production of HPA and racks up higher costs

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Following additional evaluation of refractory components for the decomposer and calcinatory at its planned HPA plant in Quebec, Canada, Orbite Aluminae decided to substitute an initial product with new refractory materials, a move that will ensure consistent output, but which will cause delays and increase costs.

Canada’s Orbite Aluminae has announced that it will have to increase costs and delay start of production at its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant in Quebec, Canada, due its decision to apply a new refractory product at the plant.

The company said...

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