Andalusite buyers seek flexibility for 2021 supply on uncertain downstream demand
Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Andalusite buyers are seeking flexibility for 2021 supply volumes due to uncertain conditions in refractories' end market, as negotiations for new contracts proceed slowly.
The andalusite market has suffered a year of reduced output
in major producing origins, but this has not been sufficient to
create a perception of tightness, since consumption has also
shrunk due to the Covid-19 pandemic's effect on industrial
This has affected both sides of the market and has...