Grinding out: China’s GCC sector needs to work hard to change

By Albert Li
Published: Monday, 18 July 2016

Valued as a plentiful source of cheap, basic ground calcium carbonate materials, China now wants to tackle its overcapacity problems by shifting its emphasis onto higher value products – a familiar story with an uncertain ending, as Albert Li, IM China Analyst, explains.

China is the world’s largest producer of ground calcium carbonate (GCC), but the rapid expansion of this sector has been at the expense of sophisticated development, leaving it overburdened with cheap materials and a lack of high quality products. 

Companies producing GCC in China have been urged to...

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