Major global mineral sands producer, Iluka Resources returned to profit in 2010, primed by a dynamic transformation in the December half year. Iluka Ltd (ASX: ILU) reported a profit for the year of A$36.1 million (US$36.53 million) aided by higher zircon
Iluka Resources has appointed James Hutchison Ranck and Greg Martin as non-executive directors to its board.
Consumption of zircon rebounded strongly in 2010, reaching 1.33Mt, following an 18% fall in 2009 because of the global economic downturn. Growth over the last decade has come mainly from the ceramics and chemical sectors, growing by 4.1% per year and 7.5%py respectively compared to overall market growth of 2.6%py.
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