AluChem At Ceramics Expo

2016 is an exciting year for AluChem as we continue to navigate our strategic plan of investment in infrastructure, expansion and growth of our Specialty Aluminas Product Portfolio. In 2015 AluChem commissioned a soda reduction facility in Little Rock, Arkansas for the manufacture of low and ultra-low soda Calcined, Reactive and Tabular Aluminas utilizing proprietary purification technology.

Metal Bulletin Bauxite & Alumina Conference

Bauxite and Alumina Industry

The bauxite and alumina industry – are we close to a new normal after industry reshape? Bauxite and alumina suppliers are gearing up for a better second quarter after a poor start to 2016, delegates heard at Metal Bulletin’s Bauxite & Alumina conference in Miami, USA, at the start of March. The conference started somewhat somberly following the recent news of two US alumina producers entering Chapter 11 restructuring – Sherwin Alumina in January and Noranda Aluminium in February 2016. These announcements had followed the earlier news that Alcoa would curtail the remaining 810,000tpy of alumina refining capacity at its Point Comfort facility – bringing its global mothballed capacity to…