Magnesia features

  • August 2002

    Caustic Magnesia - Giving it the water treatment

    01 August 2002

    Market conditions are not particularly good for caustic calcined magnesia producers at the moment, but they are not particularly bad either. Markets are exhibiting stability and robustness while prices are holding steady. Water treatment markets in North America are seeing dramatic growth. This apparent calm or lull is mirrored on the supply side with only a few new projects or expansions on the radar. Is this a pause for breath or maybe a market in equilibrium? The answer to that depends on who you are and where you operate

  • Breaking the mould - Mineral opportunities in investment casting

    01 August 2002

    Investment casting is one of the biggest growth areas in the foundry industry, supplying components for a wide variety of applications. Although aero-parts are still a primary market, the casting method has branched out into new directions. With the added anticipation of a titanium market boom, what does this mean for the minerals involved?

  • Balancing act - Raising the standard in the global borate business

    01 August 2002

    The world’s leading borates producers are Eti Bor, which operates mines in western Turkey, and Rio Tinto Borax, which has operations in Argentina (Borax Argentina SA) and the USA (US Borax). These two companies supply 75-80% of the world’s borates. As a market leader, Borax sees itself as responsible for redefining the standards by which it operates, both inside and outside the company. It has become a balancing act for all industries – not just borates, and not just mining – to respond to greater public scrutiny of products and practices, and to sell solutions rather than products.

  • Sodium sulphate

    01 August 2002