30 September 2016
Emerging markets that are boosting their productions are increasing demand for oven and furnace equipment – such as fuel burners – although sources noted that existing financial issues can pose a hurdle to business.
29 September 2016
IBAR is aiming to provide European buyers with an alternative source of dead burned magnesia, but aggressive prices from China and slow demand for refractory magnesia products in Europe may pose hurdles to market penetration.
23 September 2016
While China registered a 3% y-o-y increase in crude steel production, Japan managed growth at 1.5% from corresponding figures in 2015, with India topping the chart with a 9.4% increase in its crude steel production.
19 September 2016
Data from the Association of China Refractories Industry highlights the performance of downstream industries that employ refractory products, including steelmaking, construction and nonferrous materials.
16 September 2016
The survival of Chinese refractory producers and exporters is jeopardised by persistant weak market conditions, which brought about a decrease in revenues and profit margins in the first half of 2016 and is causing immediate financial issues for operators.
15 September 2016
Production of refractory products in China suffered a slowdown in the first half of the year, while exports of refractory mineral raw materials also saw double-digit declines. Prices continue to edge downwards.