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  • By IM Staff
    Published: 24 Nov 2017

    As 2018 contract negotiations get under full swing buyers and sellers of the material in Europe urged caution.

  • By Cameron Perks
    Published: 17 Nov 2017

    Ceramics end markets absorb around half of zircon supply, but industry players the likes of Iluka see scope for chemical applications supplanting traditional uses.

  • By William Clarke
    Published: 10 Nov 2017

    As frac sand demand more than doubles, trucking capacity in Texas is being squeezed to the limits.

  • By IM Staff
    Published: 03 Nov 2017

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has warned of the major impact on British minerals-sector chemical suppliers and their trading partners in Europe, should the UK go ahead with leaving the European Union (EU) as planned, on March 29, 2019.

  • By IM Staff
    Published: 27 Oct 2017

    The European parliament has introduced new binding limits to reduce workers' exposure to crystalline silica dust, requiring industrial sectors to adapt their operating practices to comply with the directive, IM correspondent Liz Newmark reports

  • By Davide Ghilotti
    Published: 20 Oct 2017

    Small and medium-sized operators in the refractories sector are worried about new pressure coming from two sides, as higher raw material costs come at a time when competition from large players getting larger through M&As.

  • By Davide Ghilotti
    Published: 13 Oct 2017

    Mining continues to offer ‘tremendous’ profit opportunities for investors, but the current risk-averse and conservative approach to lending is creating a scarcity of capital available to new projects.

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