Price Briefing 5–11 August 2016

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 12 August 2016

Producer reported higher bromine prices in Q2; more pigments producers announced TiO2 price increases; lithium 2017 contract talks to begin and brown fused alumina prices tick higher.

As the summer pressed on, leading refractory makers released poor financial results on the back of the sluggish steel industry. German refractory products manufacturer RHI AG saw an 8% revenue decrease in the first half of 2016 due to a slowdown in global steel production. 

Brazilian refractory maker Magnesita...

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