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May 27th, 2012

News from the glass and refractory worlds

Published on May 27th, 2012 | By: P. Carlo Ratto

• When Cardinal Tempered Glass, a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Corp., laid off 33 employees last month in Chehalis, the plant manager blamed the cuts on the Chinese for dumping solar panels into the United States market at a below fair value price. Now, the US has announced the imposition of antidumping tariffs of 31 percent or more on solar panels imported from China.

IFGL Refractories Ltd., a Kolkata, India-based refractory supplier to steel plants, may rope in a technology partner in its ailing Brazilian outfit, Monotec Refractarios Ltd. Also on the cards is an infusion of fresh capital to widen the subsidiary’s product range to enhance its presence in the Brazilian market.

• The Russian Magnezit Group installs flow control analyzers of raw materials chemical composition at its production sites. They guarantee high quality sorting оf magnesite by grades and at the same time increase of high quality magnesite recovery. Growth of high quality raw materials recovery will amount to 15-20 percent.


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