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Bauxite calcination plants in Shanxi shut on government orders

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Industrial Minerals understands no calcined bauxite operation in the Chinese province is being allowed to run, and the disruption may last for up to two months.

Lower Chinese prices push white fused alumina market down

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:45:00 GMT

The material has depreciated somewhat from the heights reached at the beginning of the year, with an evident split between cheaper Chinese material and more expensive prices from other regions.

Showa Denko sets up battery materials subsidiary in China

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:00:00 GMT

The Japanese company will supply anode material, carbon nanotubes and other products for use in lithium-ion batteries in China, hoping to seize business opportunities in the leading battery market in Asia.

Market fears rise in prices as Liaoning stops magnesite mining

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:15:00 GMT

A sudden government-ordered halt to magnesite mining in China’s main magnesia-producing province has triggered a rise in domestic prices, with exporters planning to raise export prices if the restriction continues.

Metro Mining starts bauxite production at Queensland asset

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:30:00 GMT

The Australian company has a number of supply agreements in place with China-based alumina and aluminium producers, which have been affected by disruptions of their local bauxite supplies during rounds of government inspections and closures last year.

Saint-Gobain expands glassmaking capacity in China with JV

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:30:00 GMT

The French glassmaker already operates three production units for automotive glass, and wants to capitalise on growing demand from the automotive sector in Asia.

Chinese antimony trioxide market softens amid fears of trade war

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:30:00 GMT

The market for antimony trioxide in China has softened week on week on fears of a possible trade war between China and the United States, as well as lower demand.

Graphite juniors news in brief, April 4

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:15:00 GMT

A brief roundup of notable activity in the graphite industry, with news from Armadale Capital, Alba Mineral Resources, Archer Exploration, Black Rock Mining and Magnis Resources.

Minerals sector needs to improve community reputation

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Better communications can enhance the mining industry's image among the wider community, the PDAC convention hears.

Tronox abandons FTC case after agreeing extension to $1.67 bln Cristal takeover

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Titanium oxide producer Tronox abandoned a lawsuit against the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in March after agreeing an extension deal for its planned takeover of Cristal.

TiZir kiln shutdown to reduce titanium slag production

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:15:00 GMT

Europe’s only titanium slag production facility has reported a technical failure which could slow production for a period of six to eight weeks.

Magnesia: market tightness continues to bite

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Magnesia markets have been severely disrupted by the environmental measures undertaken by the Chinese government in 2017 and into 2018. Production at many sites remains shut in and there is a great deal of uncertainty as to when - and indeed whether - all sites will restart, Davide Ghilotti, deputy editor, discovers