Published: 30 Jun 2016
More than just a seasoning, salt production has increased globally y-o-y, while prices for the mineral vary wildly depending on end market, location and data sources.
Published: 23 Jun 2016
Brexit could fast track UK fracking and lift some of the stringent regulations imposed on the industry, while remaining in Europe might help the UK move towards more environmentally-friendly practices.
Published: 17 Jun 2016
The IM editorial team took to the stage at IM23 this year in Prague to discuss graphite, lithium, fluorspar and TiO2 prices.
Published: 09 Jun 2016
A decade in the making, European authorities are finally on a set path to restrict exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the workplace, a move that will force a number of sectors, crucially construction, to adjust their operations and keep exposure levels in check.
Published: 02 Jun 2016
Following IDC Technologies' 2016 Lithium Battery Conference held in Sydney last week, IM takes a look at the different types of batteries in the market today, how they affect end uses and what this means for battery material suppliers.
Published: 27 May 2016
The continued growth in the need for lithium was a given at the 8th Lithium Supply and Markets conference in Las Vegas this week. The availability of supply in the near term remains less of a certainty, however.
Published: 19 May 2016
The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is at last experiencing its heyday after decades spent at the periphery of the energy market. With solar growing at arguably its fastest pace in history, the sector needs an ever-expanding supply chain, creating a plethora of business opportunities for raw material suppliers, including industrial minerals producers.