Magnesia latest news

  • April 2015

    Martin Marietta generates record sales and profit in magnesia arm for Q1 2015

    30 April 2015

    The US magnesia producer has reported its first quarter profit for the first time since 2008, helped by record sales and “significant contributions” from its magnesia specialities business.

  • Harbison Walker refractories plant shut down in strike dispute

    21 April 2015

    Talks to resolve a conflict between workers at an Ohio refractory plant and the plant's managers have collapsed, resulting in the shut down of the plant by its management. The facility produces clay refractory linings and the company is focusing on resolving the issue to prevent any prolonged disruption to production.

  • MGX Minerals nears decision for Canadian magnesia plant location

    07 April 2015

    MGX is in discussions regarding where to situate its 220,000 tpa magnesia processing facility, which will produce DBM and CCM using ore from the Driftwood Creek property in British Columbia and expects its other mineral assets in the region to benefit from economies of scale offered by the project.

  • Price Briefing 27 March – 2 April

    02 April 2015

    Antimony prices fall by 50% since 2011; price wars put pressure on Chinese magnesia.

  • Price wars put pressure on Chinese magnesia prices

    01 April 2015

    Aggressive bidding for refractory mineral tenders is forcing down the price of magnesia, while stricter environmental rules, policy mistakes and overcapacity are also putting pressure on refractories producers and their raw material suppliers.