Rio Tinto's zircon customers fear stalled supply

By Cameron Perks
Published: Friday, 13 April 2018

Rio Tinto is still gauging the impact on supply after a protest at Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa.

Rio Tinto’s zircon customers are uncertain as to whether they will receive second-quarter supplies on time, after protesting workers closed Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa.

The company has previously declared force majeure to its titanium dioxide feedstock customers, but buyers of zircon, which Richards Bay Minerals supplies...

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