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30 May

Alunorte’s Production Restrictions Lifted

Ron Coifman

With production restrictions at Brazil’s alumina refiner Alunorte lifted, the company’s caustic soda demand is likely to increase gradually. Alunorte’s increase in demand was expected to lead to a more balanced market following a period of caustic soda length in the region, the company’s restrictions on alumina refining since early 2018, and the general decline in caustic soda consumption.

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21 February

Challenges remain for Alunorte alumina refinery

Ron Coifman

The Alunorte refinery in Barcarena, Pará state, in northern Brazil, is not likely to return to full alumina production in the near future. The company cut production from full rates after heavy rains in early 2018 raised concerns about leakage from retention ponds and potential contamination to surrounding areas.

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