Refractories bear the brunt of shift in consumption patterns

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Wednesday, 08 April 2015

Changing preferences towards more sophisticated refractories and falling end market demand, particularly in the steel sector, have stalled the refractories boom, with production figures from the world’s largest producer falling

The growing emphasis on value-added production and the need for more sophisticated refractories is mainly being influenced by a shift in global consumption markets, which is likely to put a daunting task ahead of the manufacturers in China.

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