Published: 20 Jul 2017
The ban on the use of dynamite in China is severely restricting the output of magnesia and other minerals, and the lack of clarity over when the restrictions may be lifted is spreading uncertainty in the market.
Published: 14 Jul 2017
Petrochemical extractors in the US are favouring oil-based muds, meaning that increased drilling is doing little to drive bentonite demand.
Published: 07 Jul 2017
A huge lithium battery installation in South Australia will store and distribute wind farm electricity.
Published: 30 Jun 2017
As the wave of anti-pollution controls continues across China and the central government in Beijing is pressing ahead with more environmental reforms, many warn that stricter regulation will push minerals production cost higher, ending the era of cheap Chinese products.
Published: 23 Jun 2017
Could Iran hold the answer to the isolated Gulf state's barytes import worries?
Published: 16 Jun 2017
Fast-growing demand for speciality composite materials offering improved weight profile and durability from sectors as diverse as automotive, energy and electronics is creating encouraging business opportunities for producers, as innovation remains crucial, Covestro told IM London.