Latest Henan pollution controls add to China’s BFA market uncertainty

By Davide Ghilotti, Sybil Pan
Published: Wednesday, 02 December 2020

A new round of winter environmental regulations in China’s Henan province complicates further the picture for brown fused alumina (BFA) amid slow refractories demand, surging freight rates and currency volatility.

Many producers of fused alumina in Henan, China’s main production hub, have been forced to shut down by local authorities since the beginning of November following worsening pollution levels in the region, according to sources in contact with Fastmarkets.

Henan province has issued about four sessions of emergency response...

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