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  • By Laura Syrett
    Published: 02 Oct 2015

    Market assumptions which supported the global soda ash industry until 2008 have been upended as a result of the disruptive influences of the last economic recession, China’s GDP slowdown and shifting supply-capacity balances.

  • By Myles McCormick
    Published: 23 Sep 2015

    Industry and the European Commission stood at odds over the impact of the EU’s REACH regulation on registration of chemical and mineral substances, as business representatives complained of the legislation’s high costs and unintended consequences.

  • By Liz Gyekye
    Published: 18 Sep 2015

    Discussions at the UNITECR event in Vienna focused on the global decline in steel production, which has encouraged both steel and refractory producers to look to energy saving solutions, addressing both increased environmental requirements and the anticipated continued slow demand for steel.

  • By Laura Syrett
    Published: 11 Sep 2015

    Despite having more than 14,000 uses, media attention given to salt tends to focus on the issues of salt in diets and de-icing applications. IM spoke to Peter Sherratt, secretary general of the UK Salt Association, about how the industry is working to bust myths and promote understanding of the industry.

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