UNITECR 2015: Tabular alumina eating into WFA market in China, says Zili

By Laura Syrett
Published: Thursday, 17 September 2015

With an output of 90,000 tpa, Zhejiang Zili Alumina Co. is China's largest producer of tabular alumina. Despite the gloomy forecasts for refractories demand in China, Zili believes that developing and promoting tabular alumina as an alternative to white fused alumina will shield it from the industry downturn.

Refractory producers in China are increasingly opting to use tabular alumina over fused material because of the former's cost and performance advantages, according to China's leading tabular alumina producer.

Speaking to IM at the Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR) in Vienna, Austria, Elton Zhao, general manager of Zhejiang...

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