Out of the melting pot: A year of change in refractories

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 06 September 2018

After a year of reorganization and changing narratives in the refractories industry – from significant M&A activity to raw material price spikes, and from booming end-market demand to uncertainties in global trade – Industrial Minerals correspondent Myles McCormick takes stock of a changed landscape for companies operating in the sector.


It has been a busy year for the refractories industry.

A snapshot of the state of the sector in 2016 would look markedly different from one taken in 2018. Activity in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has reshaped the corporate landscape, with the companies previously ranked numbers two...

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