Magnesia latest news

  • February 2016

    Deteriorating potash prices pull Intrepid into loss for 2015

    29 February 2016

    US fertiliser producer Intrepid Potash saw its earnings decline into negative territory last year as a result of pricing pressure. As a result, the company will have to take further steps to lower costs, including potential production cuts.

  • Magnezit to up fused magnesia production to 50,000 tpa in Krasnoyarsk

    26 February 2016

    The Russian refractories group has signed a deal to boost its FM output in southern Siberia as part of an socio-economic development agreement, which will also see it add additional fusion capabilities for a total capacity of 100,000 tpa.

  • EU to fund €5.4m critical minerals exploration programme

    23 February 2016

    The four year research project is part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 initiative, aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness in terms of raw materials and technology to ensure industrial leadership and technological development, will be led by the UK’s University of Exeter.

  • Nedmag outlines $135m investment plan

    22 February 2016

    The Dutch company has signalled that it intends to exploit its resources further and it is keen to innovate to target new markets, or improve its production processes.

  • Slow steel market docks $9m from Martin Marietta’s magnesia business

    09 February 2016

    The company said little about its speciality magnesia arm, which was one of its worst performing divisions last year thanks to softness in the steel sector, while broader strong economic activity in the US bolstered its aggregates businesses.

  • LKAB standardises refractory portfolio as recycling demand grows

    03 February 2016

    With a greater emphasis on sustainability and cost cutting without compromising on performance, LKAB says demand for recycled refractories in Europe is growing.