Magnesia latest news

  • July 2016

    K+S delays review to restart magnesium sulphate mine

    27 July 2016

    The German fertiliser producer has delayed its decision to restart magnesium sulphate production due to overcapacity in the market. K+S will now decide whether or not to go ahead with the mine after it receives government approval for the project at the end of this year.

  • EU takes action over China export duties

    20 July 2016

    The European Union has launched another legal case against China’s restriction on raw material exports essential for the region’s downstream industries. However, China discounts any deliberate intentions claiming that the restrictions are merely an effort to protect domestic resources and the ecological environment.

  • K+S acquires Chinese magnesium sulphate fertiliser activities

    15 July 2016

    The German fertiliser producers hopes that the acquisition of Huludao Magpower will strengthen its presence in Asia, allowing K+S to gain a foothold in magnesium sulphate fertiliser and reach South East Asian agricultural markets.

  • US takes action over China export duties

    14 July 2016

    US trade authorities have challenged China’s continued enforcement of export duties on nine essential metals and minerals, which the country agreed to eliminate after joining the WTO, pointing to deliberate efforts by China to increase its competitive edge in downstream product manufacture.

  • Heraeus looks at new markets with Korean office

    13 July 2016

    The German components manufacturer is seeking to cement its presence in South Korea for automotive, electronic and telecommunication applications, while it sees opportunities to penetrate local e-mobility, energy technology and medical care markets.

  • China develops high-end magnesium hydrate

    11 July 2016

    The breakthrough was hailed as a viable method to recycle bischofite that is generated during potash production in salt lake resources.

  • Chinese DBM exports, volumes down in 2016

    06 July 2016

    Dead burned magnesia deliveries out of China fell substantially in the first five months of the year, as caustic calcined magnesia and fused magnesia exports recorded a more moderate slowdown.