Magnesia latest news

  • June 2016

    Chinese fused magnesia trades losing value

    30 June 2016

    Exports of fused magnesia from China have suffered a 7% loss in value this year against 2015, as the highs of 2014 trade continue to remain unreachable.

  • Seven Refractories ups production capacity

    30 June 2016

    Expanded capacity in Slovania adds a new production line for advanced monolithic refractory materials, as the company seeks to improve flexibility in delivery and maximise its ability to respond to short-term inquiries.

  • Investors look to reopen Australian magnesite mine

    29 June 2016

    The mine’s ownership has been passed along various operators but has never reached consistent production. Thessally Resources aims to target specialist end markets including environmental, agricultural and animal feed.

  • Brexit: Future of R&D funding for mining sector uncertain

    28 June 2016

    As confusion continues following the shock decision by the UK public to leave the EU last week, one area likely to be hit hard is research and development, where Brussels has traditionally provided significant levels of financial support. Government bodies have urged calm, however, and indicated nothing is likely to change in the short term.

  • Nabaltec pins hopes on flame retardants and Asia

    17 June 2016

    The speciality alumina and technical ceramics supplier sees slow pricing conditions persisting in its core ranges for the rest of the year as it keeps its focus on diversification and looks to expand its presence in Asia.

  • IM23: Recycling refractories to cut costs

    17 June 2016

    The practice of recycling refractories and using them as secondary raw materials in other refractory applications is increasingly drawing interest from industry operators as a way to reduce costs.

  • Fire at Magnesita plant contained

    16 June 2016

    The Brazilian-headquartered refractory producer suffered a fire at one of its US facilities last week, but the damage was contained and the site remains fully operational, the company confirmed to IM.

  • IM23: Iran calls for mineral processing upgrades

    15 June 2016

    Providers of processing technology and equipment manufacturers could find a new market in Iran. The country is seeking better machinery as it opens up to the international market again and strives to achieve better mining results, delegates heard at the 23rd IM Congress in Prague.

  • Magnezit to supply refractories to EVRA

    06 June 2016

    The Russian manufacturer is to supply refractory products to EVRAZ for its rolled metal facilities, but cooperation will also include product testing and the development of new linings designs.