Imerys closes unprofitable graphite mine in Namibia

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Friday, 02 November 2018

The Namibian natural flake graphite plant ran into problems during the ramp-up phase and, with prices softening, Imerys has decided to cease operations.

Imerys has closed its Namibian graphite mine because of low prices and after failing to ramp it up as planned, it said in its latest quarterly results

The French company has placed the plant, which had been forecast to produce 20,000 tonnes per year of flake graphite, under care and...

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