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Ceramics-Glass

  • Tight supply, high freight costs support andalusite fundamentals

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021

    Andalusite market participants said availability is tightening and prices have risen owing to a combination of supply hiccups in some origins and increasing costs of shipping.

  • Tight margins can't justify synthetic soda ash capacity investment, Solvay says

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021

    Demand is returning after Covid-19 related lockdowns but the environment isn't right to warrant synthetic soda ash production expansions to guarantee supply in the years to come, according to Belgian chemicals group Solvay.

  • Foundry chromite prices move up on higher costs

    Friday, 11 June 2021

    Spot market prices for foundry-grade chromite edged upward for the first time since March in the week to Tuesday June 8, with currency rate changes and logistics issues raising costs for producers.

  • BFA prices up again on supply issues but WFA, bauxite firm

    Friday, 11 June 2021

    Prices for brown fused alumina (BFA) moved up in the fortnight to Thursday June 10 amid increasing supply tightness following temporary closures in China’s Henan province. The price of white fused alumina (WFA) imports into Europe was supported by soaring freight costs, while bauxite also held firm.

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Construction-Chemicals

  • Tight supply, high freight costs support andalusite fundamentals

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021

    Andalusite market participants said availability is tightening and prices have risen owing to a combination of supply hiccups in some origins and increasing costs of shipping.

  • Tight margins can't justify synthetic soda ash capacity investment, Solvay says

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021

    Demand is returning after Covid-19 related lockdowns but the environment isn't right to warrant synthetic soda ash production expansions to guarantee supply in the years to come, according to Belgian chemicals group Solvay.

  • Foundry chromite prices move up on higher costs

    Friday, 11 June 2021

    Spot market prices for foundry-grade chromite edged upward for the first time since March in the week to Tuesday June 8, with currency rate changes and logistics issues raising costs for producers.

  • BFA prices up again on supply issues but WFA, bauxite firm

    Friday, 11 June 2021

    Prices for brown fused alumina (BFA) moved up in the fortnight to Thursday June 10 amid increasing supply tightness following temporary closures in China’s Henan province. The price of white fused alumina (WFA) imports into Europe was supported by soaring freight costs, while bauxite also held firm.

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Energy

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Logistics

  • Tight supply, high freight costs support andalusite fundamentals

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021

    Andalusite market participants said availability is tightening and prices have risen owing to a combination of supply hiccups in some origins and increasing costs of shipping.

  • UK, Australia agree on post-Brexit free trade deal

    Tuesday, 15 June 2021

    The United Kingdom and Australia secured a free-trade deal on Tuesday June 15, the first agreement negotiated from scratch since Britain's departure from the European Union.

  • Foundry chromite prices move up on higher costs

    Friday, 11 June 2021

    Spot market prices for foundry-grade chromite edged upward for the first time since March in the week to Tuesday June 8, with currency rate changes and logistics issues raising costs for producers.

  • BFA prices up again on supply issues but WFA, bauxite firm

    Friday, 11 June 2021

    Prices for brown fused alumina (BFA) moved up in the fortnight to Thursday June 10 amid increasing supply tightness following temporary closures in China’s Henan province. The price of white fused alumina (WFA) imports into Europe was supported by soaring freight costs, while bauxite also held firm.

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