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  • A rock and a hard place

    Friday, 08 September 2017

    Demand for refractory products is evolving, forcing suppliers to upgrade their offers and processes to stay ahead of the game, while Chinese-origin raw materials are appreciating on the back of supply shortages, making productions costlier, Davide Ghilotti, IM Chief Reporter, finds.

  • Raw materials trends in refractories

    Wednesday, 03 September 2014

    Over the last two years IM has reported on the shifting trends in the refractories industry, with China looking to reduce wastage and increase energy efficiency. Ted Dickson* explores these various trends and asks – how will this shift impact raw material supply?

  • Spinel’s spring

    Monday, 25 July 2011

    Steelmaking, cement, and glass refractory applications bloom for the synthetic magnesia-alumina mineral, although world production remains limited

  • Refractory clays stuck in the mud

    Monday, 21 September 2009

    The refractory clay industry, still suffering the effects of the economic downturn, is starting to show cautious optimism for recovery by Alexandra Feytis, Assistant Editor

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