24 September 2018
The former chief financial officer of Anglo Platinum, Ian Botha, will replace Octavio Pereira Lopes in the role at RHI Magnesita next year.
21 September 2018
Chromite market still quiet at Q3-end; Antimony metal price drives trioxide prices upward; China's magnesia prices firm on strict environmental inspections; PRICING NOTICE: Launch of frac sand price; Ilmenite price range widens downward in China, defying expectations; Industrial Minerals to track prices in booming frac sand market
19 September 2018
Magnesia production hubs in China are continuing their efforts to reduce negative environmental impact, while domestic magnesia prices firm and export prices hold steady on low demand.
18 September 2018
Graphite, magnesia, alumina and silicon carbide are excluded from the list of China-origin materials subject to a new US tariff, as are antimony, rare earths and barite. Pigments such as titanium dioxide will also be subject to the duty, as will refractory finished products, some ceramic minerals such as kaolin, and lithium.
13 September 2018
Haicheng's consolidation plan for its magnesia industry has made progress, with 42 companies to be consolidated at first, while magnesia prices temporarily hold steady.
06 September 2018
Many major minerals could be affected if the US goes ahead with a plan to raise the import tariff on China-origin materials as the trade war between the two countries gathers pace.
05 September 2018
Authorities in China’s magnesia production hub of Dashiqiao have shut down 87 local companies that did not meet new environmental standards. But despite this, China’s magnesia export prices stood still on thin buying.
31 August 2018
The central government is gearing up to impose fresh restrictions on industrial output during the winter months, which are likely to curtail mineral production and processing as they did in 2017.
29 August 2018
China’s magnesia market remained quiet, dragging mid-grade magnesia prices lower after suppliers cut their offer prices to achieve sales.
28 August 2018
Prices of fused and caustic calcined magnesia in Europe have remained flat on low availability, but raw magnesite ore prices have edged upward.
24 August 2018
Chinese magnesia export prices fell on sluggish trade and the lower value of the yuan against the dollar, while stockpiles gradually increased despite the ongoing mining restrictions.
22 August 2018
The refractories maker posted rises in sales and volumes to both industrial and steel end markets, and is investing in raw material assets and optimization of production lines.
08 August 2018
Increasing demand for refractory materials pushed China’s refractories output up to 9.45 million tonnes in the first half of the year. Magnesia and graphite prices remained firm because of the knock-on effects of environmental regulations.
03 August 2018
Several Chinese magnesia prices trended lower on soft demand and quiet buying activity. High-grade magnesia in particular saw price declines from several-month highs.
02 August 2018
The Trump administration has asked its trade authorities to consider a 25% import duty rate on Chinese minerals rather than the 10% rate it officially proposed in July.
01 August 2018
The new company - RHI Magnesita India - will be better positioned to expand its presence in the Indian refractories market, which has significant growth opportunities while steel capacity develops and local companies innovate.