Genesis Alkali Raises Prices

Genesis Alkali, a business of Genesis Energy LP, has announced tha effective immediately or as contracts permit, it will increase off-list and list prices for all grades of bulk soda ash by US$10/ton in the U.S. and Canada. Prices for packaged soda ash products will increase by US$15/ton to recover increases in packaging costs....

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U.S. Concrete Buys Aggregates Business, Sells Lime Operations

U.S. Concrete Inc of Euless, TX has expanded its aggregates business in Texas with the acquisition of Leon River Aggregate Materials LLC of Proctor, TX. The acquisition adds over 400 acres of land with reserves and a state-of-the-art processing plant to achieve the highest efficiencies. U.S. Concrete has also announced that it has completed the...

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Tronox Appeals FTC Move to Block Merger with Cristal

The U.S. District Court has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) request for a preliminary injunction in the proposed merger of Tronox Ltd of Stamford, CT and Cristal of Saudi Arabia. Bruce Hoffman, FTC Bureau of Competition Director, said, “The Court’s ruling temporarily blocking Tronox’s proposed acquisition of Cristal is good news for North American...

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Venator Decides to Close Pori Pigment Facility

Venator Materials Plc of the UK has announced the completion of a strategic review of its titanium dioxide manufacturing plant in Pori, Finland. As a result of unanticipated cost escalation and extended timeline now understood to be associated with the reconstruction of the Pori facility, Venator will transfer certain technology, and the production of select...

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Piedmont Completes Testwork on Lithium Byproducts

Piedmont Lithium Ltd of New York, NY has completed a bench-scale metallurgical testwork program to produce quartz, feldspar and mica as byproducts of spodumene concentrate from the company’s proposed lithium project in North Carolina. The company partnered with North Carolina State University’s Minerals Research Laboratory to complete the work. Initial results demonstrate commercial potential for...

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