World refractories industry: State of play in 2016

By IM Staff
Published: Monday, 22 August 2016

Jessica Roberts assesses the health of the refractory industry’s key consumers so far in 2016, and outlines longer term trends that look to influence the market this year and beyond.

The global refractories industry is in the midst of a transformation as large-scale modernisation of production in China – the world’s largest supplier – increases pace. This longer term trend is occurring just as China’s major refractory-consuming industries in steel, cement and aluminium are showing signs of slowing down.


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