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.
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.
Published: 05 Oct 2017
Several consumers of refractory minerals gathered in Santiago told IM they are certain that “everything will appreciate” next year as shortage of materials will trigger higher contract prices.
Published: 29 Sep 2017
Attendees debate the effect of the rise of electric vehicles on demand for zirconia, which is used in brake pads.
Published: 22 Sep 2017
Quantity is taking precedent over quality; raw sand is preferable to ceramic proppants; dust control regulation is prominent – here are some takeaways from the Denver event.
Published: 08 Sep 2017
Government incentives and academic cooperation have spawned a number of promising new environmentally sensitive projects in the capital of China’s magnesia industry, Albert Li, IM Correspondent, finds.