Magnesia latest news

  • September 2016

    Tecnargilla ‘16: Refractory machinery makers target SE Asia

    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.

  • IBAR-Cofermin deal eyes EU magnesia market

    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.

  • Asia leads world steel production growth in August

    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.

  • Chinese downstream industries output in H1

    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.

  • Shrinking profits affect China's refractory makers

    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.

  • Chinese refractory output drops in H1

    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.