Published: 12 Dec 2014
As 2014 draws to a close, the global graphite industry took advantage of IM’s 4th annual Graphite and Graphene Conference in Berlin to reflect on what has been another tough year for the industry as well as to outline its achievements, which include two new mine openings and a fresh boost of confidence in future demand from the batteries sector.
Published: 05 Dec 2014
As this year’s convergence of resource developers and financiers draws to a close, the majority opinion was that a recovery in the mining sector is still some years away.
Published: 28 Nov 2014
As companies battle to bring their graphite projects, IM looks at the possibilities emerging in India.
Published: 21 Nov 2014
IM spoke to the Canadian junior, which hopes to gain a strategic foothold in the region through the majority acquisition and expansion of Indian ceramics proppants producer, Hallmark, about trends in the proppants market and where new demand is expected to come from.
Published: 13 Nov 2014
Diving oil prices have led some commentators to believe that frac sand consumption may wane. However, as we are increasingly seeing, this is not the case. Not only are more service users turning to frac sand in lieu of ceramic proppants, but as more wells come online, so the demand increases - a trend Moodys has highlighted in this report.