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More Ex-China Aluminium Capacity Needed To Meet Rising Demand: Rio Tinto’s Barrios

More Ex-China Aluminium Capacity Needed To Meet Rising Demand: Rio Tinto’s Barrios

Forecasters at Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto Group see ex-China inventory receding over then next few years as demand continues to spike. Such was the message conveyed by Alf Barrios, Rio’s aluminum chief executive officer, in a recent interview with financial media....

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Metro Mining Plans Expansion At Bauxite Hills To Keep Pace With Demand

In an effort to reach rising customer demand, Australia’s Metro Mining Ltd. announced yesterday a slate of new initiatives they say will boost bauxite ore production in the coming year. The initiative, which is to kick off in the opening quarter of next year, are largely tied to the Stage 2 expansion of the Bauxite […]

Altech Finalizes Johor HPA Plant Layout

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday that it has finalized the design for its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant that is soon to be built in Johor, Malaysia. Per the company’s press release, the site’s design is the product of data collected during a recent geotechnical survey and consultations among EPC contractor SMS group GmbH, […]

Maintenance Issues Hamper Production At South32 Alumina And Aluminium Facilities, But Production Forecasts Remain Unchanged

Australian metals miner South32 Limited released production results for the first quarter of FY 2019 yesterday, reporting lower outputs at both alumina and aluminium operations, but drops not sufficient to adjust yearly production estimates. In the just-ended quarter, South32 refined 1,159 thousand metric tons of alumina, off by 11 percent from the preceding quarter. Worsley […]

After Eight-Year Journey, Altech Awarded Patent For Kaolin To High-Purity Alumina Process

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. said yesterday that it has received a long-awaited patent for its unique process for producing high-purity alumina (HPA) from kaolin. Per Altech, the patent, which is for “A Method for the Preparation of Alumina,” covers the company’s innovative method for refining aluminous clay into HPA by using hydrochloric acid, crystallizing […]