Aachen ‘17: Raw materials, consolidation troubling refractory makers
Published: Thursday, 14 December 2017
Small and medium-sized operators in the refractories sector are worried about additional pressures coming from two sides, as higher raw material costs come at a time when larger market participants get even larger through mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
Scarcity in the supply of raw materials and continuing
consolidation are among the leading concerns for market
participants active in refractories, Industrial Minerals heard
as the industry got together for its annual gathering in
Germany in mid-October.
At the 60th International Colloquium on Refractories, held in
Aachen on October 18-19,...