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Alcoa Completes Sales of Upstream Bauxite and Alumina Assets

Alcoa recently announced that it has completed two previously-announced sales within its Global Primary Products portfolio.


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Nabaltec AG Reports Strong Growth in Third Quarter

Nabaltec AG’s revenues in the first nine months of 2014 amounted to €109.6 million (~ $136.4 million), up 6.8% from last year’s value of €102.6 million ($127.7 million).


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Rio Tinto Reveals Investment Plans

At a recent investor seminar in Sydney, Rio Tinto underlined its commitment to capital discipline and shareholder value, confirming it will focus only on the projects with the highest returns to drive shareholder value.


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Alcoa Acquires Firth Rixson, Grows Global Aerospace Portfolio

Alcoa recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of Firth Rixson, a global leader in aerospace jet engine components.


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CoorsTek to Acquire Covalent Materials Corp.

CoorsTek, Inc. and Covalent Materials Corp., a Japanese manufacturer of engineered ceramics, recently announced that CoorsTek has reached a definitive agreement with the Carlyle Group and Unison Capital Group to acquire Covalent Materials.


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Clark to Join the Rio Tinto Board

The Rio Tinto board recently announced that Megan Clark, AC, Ph.D., has joined its board as a non-executive director.


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Global Talc and Pyrophyllite Market Exhibits Slow Demand Growth

The world demand for talc and pyrophyllite is growing at a slow pace, according to a recent report by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd. entitled “Talc and Pyrophyllite: 2014 Market Review and Forecast.”


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U.S. Silica Sees 15% Sales Volume Increase in 2014 Third Quarter

U.S. Silica recently announced a net income of $41.3 million or $0.77 per basic share and $0.76 per diluted share for the third quarter ended September 30.


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U.S. Silica’s Inclusion on Forbes List Garners Most Interest

Last week, readers were most interested in U.S. Silica’s recognition by Forbes.
This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Alcoa to Sell Ownership Stake in Mt. Holly Smelter to Century Aluminum

Alcoa recently announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its ownership stake in the Mt. Holly aluminum smelter in Goose Creek, S.C., to Century Aluminum Co. for $67.5 million in cash.


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