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  • September 2017

    China graphite exports, imports continue to rise in August

    28 September 2017

    Imports of graphite to China have increased massively in 2017 with a large amount of amorphous grade coming from North Korea while an increase in flake imports from Africa marks a shift in the traditional flow of material.

  • China releases reserves data for nonmetallic minerals

    25 September 2017

    China's Ministry of Land and Resources released new data last month about the country's reserves of strategic important minerals, including several non-metallic minerals such as graphite, lithium and zircon.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 21 September

    21 September 2017

    A brief roundup of notable activity in the graphite industry, with news from Alabama Graphite, Black Rock Mining, Syrah Resources and Magnis Resources.

  • Morgan develops extra-large crucibles

    21 September 2017

    The crucibles will have a capacity of 3 tonnes of molten metal, which can be increased up to 10 tonnes for specific melting requirements.

  • Tata Steel, ThyssenKrupp sign MoU for EU joint venture

    21 September 2017

    The proposed merger would lead to the creation of Europe's second-largest steelmaker.

  • Higher revenues, lower margin for RHI in H1

    14 September 2017

    Improved activity in refractory sales to both steelmakers and industrial customers led to higher turnover but negative currency effects, impairment charges related to the divestments and merger-related costs dented profitability.

  • Magnesita sells Oberhausen carbon bricks operation

    12 September 2017

    The company’s magnesia carbon bricks facility in Germany is being acquired by Intocast, the group that is also taking over RHI’s dolomite operation in Italy and refractory plant in Spain.

  • RHI divests dolomite business to Intocast

    11 September 2017

    RHI is divesting its dolomite operations in Spain and Italy, which will be taken over by Germany’s Intocast, following European directives prior to the merger with Magnesita. Separately, the company is also selling off the fused cast refractories for glassmaking business in Italy and Russia.

  • Chinese graphite exports increase in July

    11 September 2017

    Both flake and spherical graphite trade increased significantly in the seven months to July against 2016, while China is also importing more material, mainly from North Korea and Madagascar.

  • Hegang City pledges to double graphite production in 2017

    08 September 2017

    The city-level prefecture plans to push local graphite production to over 3m tonnes, after taking over a 1.21bn tonne mining reserve having these type of expansions triggered some negative comments within the industry in the past. Moreover, Chinese exports dipped throughout June according to Chinese Customs.