Published: 24 Sep 2014
While there are numerous challenges associated with developing new frac sand mines and facilities in Wisconsin and Minnesota, working together with government parties, industry and the local community could lead to more efficient regulations, according to speakers at the 2nd Frac Sands conference, held this week in Minneapolis, US.
Published: 18 Sep 2014
Since reaching a peak in 2011, zircon prices have tumbled as substitution in ceramics and foundries uses ate into consumption rates. According to a new market report from Roskill, this trend towards substitution is now thought to be complete.
Published: 10 Sep 2014
China’s first international conference on graphene kicked off last week and brought with it new considerations for the commercialisation of the so-called wonder material.
Published: 04 Sep 2014
The tie-up between two apparent rivals at the fledgling end of the graphite production business grabbed the market’s attention, but commentators do not believe the wider industry is ready for a wave of M&A activity.