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Mar

2021

New Distribution Center in Singapore
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Almatis is pleased to announce the launch of a distribution center in Singapore to support our customers in the Southeast Asia region. This expansion of our global presence supply chain increases our local presence and executes upon our customer-centric strategy for growth through locally available inventories and shorter lead times.

Despite having the largest operational footprint in the specialty alumina industry, Almatis recognizes the impact of unforeseen shipment delays and short-term demand on our customers’ business. Not everything in business can be forecasted, and we are committed to helping our customers’ ability to be opportunistic with short term demand and a faster responding supply chain. The COVID pandemic, and export container supply delays of the past year have further strengthened the need for regional supply chain options, and local
material availability.

Sarbapi Mukherjee, Commercial Director India & Southeast Asia stated that “this warehouse re-iterates and strengthens our commitment to the region. Southeast Asia is an essential and growing part of our overall business, and it is critical that we are able supply material to the customers in that region with realistic lead times.” Raymond Ong, Regional Account Manager, Southeast Asia believes that “through this warehouse, we will be able to improve of material availability, delivery reliability, and overall customer satisfaction.”


Dec

2015

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There are many perceptions in the market about the most appropriate refractory aggregate for a particular application. Opinions about the relative benefits of the fused and sintered versions of synthetic high alumina materials are set and often difficult to discuss and refute. But changes in the refractory raw materials market over the past few years have influenced the properties of the currently available synthetic high alumina materials and triggered the development of new aggregates. The purpose of this paper is to outline the differences between high alumina fused and sintered 

raw materials. The focus will be on physical properties such as density, porosity and grain shape, but the influence on the final properties of refractory formulations such as bricks, castables or dry vibratable mixes is also discussed (DVMs).


Jul

2015

DIC sells Almatis to Turkish pension fund Oyak
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The owners of German speciality alumina producer Almatis and its shareholders have agreed to sell the group to Turkey’s largest pension fund, Oyak.


Feb

2015

Almatis News

The use of monolithic refractories has spread throughout various industries over the past few decades. Today it is common practice to install monolithics in heavy wear areas. In the past, only refractory bricks were used. Unlike bricks, unshaped products require sintering during operational use to obtain their final properties. Applications outside the iron and steel industry are often referred to as “industrial applications”. Industrial applications also demand improved castable properties such as better chemical stability, mechanical strength and abrasion resistance in 

intermediate temperature ranges. The service temperatures in industrial applications are often below 1200 °C, so castables do not attain sufficient energy for strong sintering reactions. Matrix properties are important for refractory castables. They determine not only workability and strength, but also performance within an application. By optimising the overall particle size distribution of fine and superfine materials including the binder, better workability can be achieved. In addition, the physical properties of castables can be improved, especially in intermediate temperature ranges. Calcined and reactive aluminas and dispersing additives can also contribute significantly to the improvement of matrix performance with respect to water demand, setting control and strength development.