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HarbisonWalker to close two plants ahead of new monolithics site launch

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Refractories producer HWI will reinforce its market presence in refractories when it opens its new unit in the US state of Ohio, but it must impose redundancies and close its current units first.

Anglo sets completion date for chromite assets sale

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Anglo American Platinum has completed the sale of its majority stakes in South African chromite operations Union Mine and Masa Chrome.

Metro Mining hopes for April start for Bauxite Hills operations

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Queensland-based Metro Mining will bring its Bauxite Hills mine online in April this year after the end of the regional wet-weather season, with the first sales expected to be made in May.

PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue caustic soda prices

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:45:00 GMT

Industrial Minerals proposes to discontinue all of its caustic soda prices.

Chinese magnesia industry must meet new standards or face shutdown

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:15:00 GMT

All magnesia companies in Yingkou city must comply with new environmental standards by 30 September, as part of Beijing’s drive to reduce pollution. Producers which failed to meet the strict environmental standards will be shut down.

Yingkou urges refractory makers to up prices on magnesia issues

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:15:00 GMT

The association of refractory producers in the city of Yingkou has called on local companies to adjust their prices on the back of market tightness and production shutdowns.

China’s refractory customers show strength in 2016, but refractories output falls

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT

Downstream markets record growth; Refractories export value down