AACHEN 2019: Gloomy market outlook in 2020 for refractories

By Davide Ghilotti, William Clarke
Published: Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Refractories manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials alike see further bearish conditions affecting the whole industry in 2020, and expect market conditions to worsen further.

Attendees at the 62nd Colloquium on Refractories in Aachen, Germany, on September 25-26 described a gloomy outlook for the refractories sector in 2020, even among companies that have managed well in the face of the easing markets seen so far in 2019.

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