Soda ash latest news

  • September 2014

    Chinese soda ash industry slumps as overcapacity bites

    24 September 2014

    China’s real estate bubble and its inevitable deflation has impacted the Chinese industrial minerals market severely. Both titanium dioxide (TiO2) markets and soda ash have been highlighted over the last week as being impacted by the lull in construction and it is hard to see when, or if, this market will turn around.

  • Kenyan miners unhappy with unpredictable politics following new capital gains tax law

    17 September 2014

    Mining companies with operations in the east African nation of Kenya are questioning controversial new mining taxes, saying they will drive investment out of the country.

  • Shifting trends reshape world soda ash market

    12 September 2014

    While glass and chemical demand are expected to remain the staple drivers of global soda ash consumption for the next decade, the latest annual study on the industry by IHS reveals that adjustments throughout the supply chain are changing the way the market operates.

  • Nedmag starts producing new magnesium hydroxide product

    02 September 2014

    By starting a new magnesium hydroxide production line, the Netherlands-based producer will consolidate its leading role as supplier of pulp bleaching products, following its strategic partnership with Imerys established in May.