Articles Tagged with ''alumina''

Rio Tinto Reports Record Bauxite Production

Rio Tinto recently reported record quarterly and annual production, shipments, and rail volumes.
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Raw & Manufactured Materials: 2014 Overview

Recovering construction markets are providing opportunities for some traditional ceramic materials, while new and expanding technical applications are helping to drive advanced materials.

According to a recent report from BCC Research, the global market value of the abrasive grains segment of the worldwide abrasives market was $8.9 billion in 2011.


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Inside CI: Focus on Materials

Use the Materials Handbook to find materials suppliers throughout the year.

 Welcome to our annual Materials Handbook issue! The handbook is organized with a definition/description for each material (listed alphabetically), followed by the names of suppliers that provide the material.


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Readers Most Interested in Suspension of Alumina Production

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.

Rio Tinto’s announcement that it would suspend production at its alumina refinery in Gove drew the most interest last week.


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Rio Tinto to Suspend Production at Gove Alumina Refinery

Rio Tinto recently announced it will move to suspend alumina production at Gove in Australia’s Northern Territory.
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Readers Interested in GT Advanced Technologies

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.

News regarding GT Advanced Technologies drew the most interest last week.


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Rio Tinto Announces Strong Third Quarter Production; Bauxite Production Sets New Record

Third quarter bauxite production set a new quarterly record and was 9% higher than in the third quarter of 2012.
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Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Synthetic sapphire’s versatility and ability to withstand extreme conditions make it a viable candidate for a number of applications.

 Sapphire, the single crystal form of alumina (Al2O3), was first synthesized more than a century ago, but the most exciting advances associated with this versatile material are taking place today.  


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Chinese Refractories

Despite 2012 declines in both volume and value, export prices increased over 7%.

China’s refractory materials production in 2012 fell 4.43% over the previous year to 28.1891 million tons, reportedly due to a slowdown in growth rates for downstream sectors like iron and steel, building materials, and glass, as well as the reduced demand for refractories in infrastructure construction.


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Refractories Roundtable

The refractories industry faces challenges, but many opportunities are available.

According to a study released earlier this year by The Freedonia Group, demand in the worldwide refractories market is expected to grow 3.4% per year through 2016, reaching 46.3 million metric tons valued at $46.5 billion in product sales.


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Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

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