Magnesia latest news

  • February 2017

    China's January magnesia, graphite exports surge, values plummet

    27 February 2017

    When China quietly cancelled the export tax for both graphite and magnesia in December, both Chinese associations and producers were left in doubt, while market participants questioned whether it would lead to more material being sold at cheaper prices. Customs data for January appear to show that has become a reality.

  • Morgan records profit growth in 2016

    23 February 2017

    All three main operations in thermal products, technical ceramics and composites/defence systems posted solid increases in sales, supported by a favourable exchange rate.

  • RHI shows revenue decline in 2016 in preliminary figures

    22 February 2017

    Revenues in 2015 were hit by a depressed steel markets and rising inventories for RHI, while preliminary results for 2016 show a further drop is anticipated.

  • Calderys UK buys refractory service supplier

    20 February 2017

    The acquisition of NG Johnson Northern confirms Calderys’ focus on providing a vertically-integrated service to customers, from design of the refractories all the way to post-installation servicing and maintenance.

  • China uncovers magnesia smuggling ring

    20 February 2017

    Up to 15,000 tonnes magnesia was indicated as having been smuggled over two years. Separately, Liaoning province continues with its environmental efforts to regulate local magnesia companies.

  • HarbisonWalker to set up monolithic refractory plant

    17 February 2017

    The plant will add to the existing capacity HarbisonWalker has in the US and represents the company's strategy to reinforce its position in refractories.

  • Acquisitions boost Imerys’ 2016 revenues

    16 February 2017

    Imerys’ long list of recently completed acquisitions brought in over €140m in additional revenue, boosting the company’s yearly turnover, as income showed robust growth while refractories remained difficult.

  • Double-digit sales growth for Martin Marietta

    15 February 2017

    Recovery in construction led to improved performance in all three geographical areas Martin Marietta operates in, while the new Trump government’s focus on infrastructural spending bodes well for the future of the sector.

  • Brazil cuts magnesia exports in 2016

    06 February 2017

    Magnesia exports from the leading Latin American producing nation saw a double-digit decline in value, as shipments to the US alone fell by almost $15m.