Scientists Discover Flexible Alumina Glass

Scientists Discover Flexible Alumina Glass

A Finnish researcher may have discovered a method for producing glass with alumina that is far more flexible than conventional glass. According to research published by Erkka Frankberg at Tampere University in Finland, conventional glass has not found a wider range of...


China’s Alumina Exports Fall By 37.9 Percent In November

Exports of alumina receded significantly in the year’s penultimate month, dropping by 37.9 percent to 285,696 metric tons in November. According to numbers released by China’s General Administration of Customs on Sunday, exports of aluminium’s precursor took a nosedive last month, down from record highs in October. The year’s tenth month witnessed 460,072 metric tons […]

Trade Group Calls For End To Tariff On Imported Alumina And Other Refractory Materials

An Indian refractory materials trade group called upon the government to drop import tariffs on raw materials necessary for production of refractories, including magnesium and alumina, citing the high cost of importing such materials and the relative scarcity of them domestically. The Indian Refractory Makers Association (IRMA) told domestic media late last week that the […]

Chalco to Ship Up To 50,000 Tonnes of Alumina Overseas By Month’s End: Lu Dongliang

A rise in alumina prices over the past several months thanks to United States sanctions of Rusal and outages at Alunorte has prompted Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco) to take the unusual step of selling the aluminium precursor to buyers abroad. “We ourselves have 30,000-50,000 tonnes (of alumina exports this month),” revealed Chalco’s president […]

U.S. Sanctions on Rusal Forcing Kazakhstan Alumina Refiners to Seek New Buyers

With the sanctions placed upon U.C. Rusal by the United States government looming large over the global alumina industry, Kazakhstan’s alumina refiners have begun searching for new outlets for the country’s domestic alumina production. According to comments made on Thursday by Kazakh government officials, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), which is a public-private partnership that refines […]