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China: Low prices dig in following lower-than-expected economic recovery

Published: July 12, 2013 by Matthew Moggridge

The Chinese aluminium industry is in the process of shifting its production base to Western China where it will benefit from abundant coal resources and this, combined with a depressed global macroencomic situation, means that prices will remain weak.

Shifting aluminium production to…

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China: Sapa’s Shanghai extrusion plant raises its game

Published: April 17, 2013 by Matthew Moggridge

The plant, known as Sapa Profiles Jiangyin Co, comprises 16 presses with a total capacity of 95kt.

Canada-based Nitrex Metal recently received an order from the plant for a turnkey nitrocarburizing system comprising furnace, racking, control system and process technology tailored for…

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India: Nalco lease expiry halts bauxite mining

Published: November 27, 2012 by Matthew Moggridge

To resume bauxite mining for an alumina refinery – also in Odisha – the company needs a temporary work permit (TWP).

Ansuman Das, Nalco's chairman and managing director, is hopeful that the company will get its TWP by the end of November and has enough stock to run its alumina refinery,…

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Ladle and Crucible Heaters

Published: February 17, 2012 by Greg Morris

Noisy and polluting gas burners are often used for this purpose.

VHE of Iceland manufactures a ladle heater utilising high-temperature FeCrNi alloy wire elements mounted inside radiant tubes and rated at 80kW.

The VHE electric ladle heater is fully automatic. At the conclusion of the…

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Unifrax sets the Standard

Published: February 08, 2012 by Greg Morris

The Standard Range – covering 24 renamed products - provides greater clarity and increased product depth for customers, splitting neatly between adhesives, coatings, mastics and castables.

The line-up includes the two-component Isofrax Foamcast 100 – already forging a reputation in the…

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