Sibelco benefits from China’s magnesia controls

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Thursday, 20 December 2018

Strict environmental regulation on magnesite and magnesia production in China has resulted in strong demand for imported products. Cameron Perks, Fastmarkets IM correspondent, looks at how Sibelco’s Australian operations are currently benefiting from this.

Sibelco’s Australian QMAG magnesite and magnesia operation is unique in a country that is typically seen as a mining nation. This is because in addition to Sibelco’s 600,000 tonnes of magnesite capacity, the company also has around 300,000 tonnes of caustic calcined magnesia (CCM) capacity, 100,000 tonnes of dead burned...

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