BLACK CHINA BLOG - March 20th, 2017


Those of you who have been following China’s aluminum industry for some time will know that China has had several attempts at curbing old inefficient smelters, with modest success (for “modest”, read “almost none.”) Back in 2004/2005 China outlawed any smelter that was under 50,000t capacity.  The idea was to force Soderberg plants to close. […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

From 2017 February 15th to March 15th, the central environmental inspection team did the first air quality inspections for 2017. As we reported last week, the inspections had a direct though small impact on the aluminum industry. Linfeng Aluminum and Power idled 50 pots and shut 28 pots till now because the environmental team were […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More
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