28 April 2016
Despite the recent news out of China which indicated that soda ash prices were increasing on the back of renewed demand, Solvay has decided to idle one of its plants. This however is not due to muted market demand, but rather to the increasing cost of energy in Alexandria, Egypt.
25 April 2016
Suspected convict labour used in production
Loophole closed in US trade law
New law gives CBP more authority
15 April 2016
Delegates at this year’s MagMin2016 were told that there were opportunities for growth for refractories producers in the glass market.
08 April 2016
With around 360,000 tpa soda ash coming offline in China over the past year, prices for the mineral have seen a 30% jump from their low point in 2015. Shandong Haihua Group’s dam failure and subsequent production halt also helped to buoy prices, although the company announced in March that it had now recovered all production lines.
06 April 2016
The closing of a loophole in US trade laws means that Customs and Border Protection has more power to ensure products using convict or child labour are prevented from entry to the US commerce.