Magnesia latest news

  • January 2018

    HarbisonWalker to close two plants ahead of new monolithics site launch

    30 January 2018

    Operations in Sproul and Oak Hill will be gradually wound down prior to closing later this year, while the producer focuses on the new monolithics plant.

  • Price Briefing January 19 - 25

    26 January 2018

    European magnesia prices firm in new contracts; Chinese fluorspar prices stay firm on limited output; Chinese lithium carbonate prices down; European prices increase

  • Industrial minerals industry welcomes new EU anti-dumping rules

    26 January 2018

    The industry welcomed announcements that duties will be imposed on imported magnesia, graphite and chromite from non-EU countries.

  • European magnesia prices firm in new contracts

    23 January 2018

    Deals for fused magnesia in Europe are being set at higher prices in the early part of the year, amid tightness and low availability in the market, with the price pressure also affecting agricultural caustic calcined products.

  • RHI Magnesita CEO to lead World Refractories Association

    17 January 2018

    Stefan Borgas’s tenure will focus on setting a global refractory industry agenda, creating a collection of improved sector data and working to ease the raw materials shortage situation.

  • Price Briefing: January 5-11

    12 January 2018

    Fused alumina prices edge upward on supply squeeze; European green silicon carbide market sees small price move at 2018 start; Lack of Chinese soda ash for export keeps prices stable; Industrial Minerals proposes to discontinue its three bromine prices and three of its magnesia grades.

  • RHI restarts fused magnesia lines in Norway

    11 January 2018

    The operation has restarted a limited number of furnaces but the company plans to use all output internally, amid a widespread shortage of fused magnesia on the market.

  • PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of magnesia grades

    08 January 2018

    Industrial Minerals has discontinued three of its magnesia grades, effective January 5.