Iran Alumina powder output up by 12 per cent
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 29
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:
Some 185,000 tons of alumina powder has been produced in Iran during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, which started on March 21, Iranian IRIB News Agency reported on Jan. 29.
The figure shows a 12 per cent increase compared to the same period of last year.
Some 20,298 tons of alumina powder was produced in the ninth calendar month of Azar (November 22 - December 21), which is 1.5 per cent more than the same month last year.
Iran's aluminum ingot output also stood at 228,000 tons in the three quarters of the current Iranian calendar year.
Some 28,474 tons of aluminium ingot were produced in Iran during the ninth calendar month.
Alumina is a refined version of the raw ore bauxite. It is typically used to make aluminum, but in its high purity or 'chemical grade' form, it has non-metal applications that have sensitive military uses.
Aluminum can be used to make aluminum tubes for uranium enrichment gas centrifuges, as well as manufacturing missile parts.