Tianjin explosion may affect industrial minerals exports
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,...