Tianjin explosion may affect industrial minerals exports

By Laura Syrett, Albert Li
Published: Friday, 14 August 2015

The blast which has left 50 people dead has disrupted the operations of iron ore exporters and Indian refractories manufacturer, IFGL Refractories, and could also affect trading of rare earths, graphite, metspar, kaolin and bentonite, among other minerals.

Deadly chemical explosions that ripped through industrial areas close to the port serving the city of Tianjin in northeast China could affect shipments of industrial minerals from the region.

The explosions from a hazardous goods warehouse, which according to a Reuters report was storing mostly ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate and calcium carbide,...

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