Covid-19 disruptions remove up to 20,000 tonnes of andalusite supply – sources

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Tuesday, 21 April 2020

The global andalusite industry is taking stock of the effect of weeks of closures in all major origins on supply, with some sources estimating output could be short by as much as 20,000 tonnes this year.

South Africa’s two main operations supplying andalusite – Imerys and Andalusite Resources – have been closed since late March due to a countrywide lockdown to contain the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. 

Fastmarkets reported earlier this week that at least one producer, Andalusite Resources, is gearing up to resume production after an...

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