Dissecting alumina supply

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 06 September 2018

The non-metallurgical alumina market is diverse and complex and, over the past year, its main sub-sectors have been under pressure from rising costs and hiccups in supply, limiting availability of white fused, alumina hydrate and calcined alumina to the wider market, independent consultant, Ted Dickson, discovers.

Although the non-metallurgical alumina industry plays a small part in the overall consumption of alumina, it is a diverse sector with many applications and an approximate total consumption of over 7 million tonnes during 2017 in terms of alumina content. Alumina hydrate or calcined alumina are the feedstocks for alumina...

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