Magnesia latest news

  • August 2016

    H1 profits dive at two Chinese refractory makers

    24 August 2016

    Two large Chinese refractory manufacturers recorded double-digit profit decreases in 2016 to date on the back of slower business in main end markets, leading companies to scale back or cancel existing projects.

  • Seven Refractories to join Dalmia in Indian JV

    16 August 2016

    The Slovenian monolithic refractory maker sees the partnership with the Indian supplier as strategic to pursuing its growth plans in the promising Indian steelmaking market.

  • Magnesita heals losses despite weak steel sales

    11 August 2016

    Sales of refractory products to the steel sector were hit by weak output in Latin America and Europe, but ongoing cost-cutting measures are bearing fruit.

  • Will India’s steel roadmap benefit upstream markets?

    10 August 2016

    India’s Ministry of Steel has been reviewing its roadmap to protect the domestic steel sector. However, the measures may not be enough to revive the country’s ailing steel industry, failing to address demand for refractories or refractory raw materials.

  • Sluggish steel division hinders RHI’s H1

    09 August 2016

    Slow business in the steel industries in Europe, China and Latin America led to lower revenues for the German refractory manufacturer in H1 as cement, glass and energy also saw some decline.

  • Construction boost drives Martin Marietta’s Q2

    03 August 2016

    Increasing demand in various parts of the US for infrastructure and residential construction have been driving sales of aggregates and HBM in the second quarter.

  • PPG invests $20m in fibreglass plant

    03 August 2016

    The upgrade will enable the glass and pigment manufacturer to produce higher quality product while increasing plant efficiency.

  • Imerys eyes Alteo to revamp refractory arm

    01 August 2016

    Faced with persisting weakness in its refractory products operations, the French producer is capitalising on its experience in acquisitions to revamp the business through external input.