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Alumina/Bauxite features

  • December 2016

    2016 Year in Review

    15 December 2016

    A round up of the year's main events in major global industrial minerals markets such as lithium, agriminerals, rare earths and titanium dioxide.

  • August 2016

    Cut and thrust in the global abrasives market

    22 August 2016

    The global abrasives market is a fairly steady one, but new innovations in application technology are helping to compensate for areas of shrinking demand, Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, discovers.

  • India’s refractories industry: Ready to recover?

    22 August 2016

    India’s economy and steel sector have been among a select few worldwide to post healthy levels of growth amid stagnant global GDP rates, but Chinese steel dumping and overcapacity have curtailed growth in the country’s refractories industry, Sunder Singh, IM Correspondent, explains.

  • World refractories industry: State of play in 2016

    22 August 2016

    Jessica Roberts assesses the health of the refractory industry’s key consumers so far in 2016, and outlines longer term trends that look to influence the market this year and beyond.

  • July 2016

    Bridging the Gulf

    18 July 2016

    As the US Geological Survey prepares to issue a special publication on the mineral resources of Iran, the international business community is kicking its heels in frustration about the snail’s pace of progress towards establishing trade links with the Islamic Republic, Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, writes.

  • May 2016

    Talk From The Top: What those at the helm make of the last two years in industrial minerals markets

    21 May 2016

    While the majority of industrial mineral market participants are bracing themselves for another tough year, IM spoke to key industry players about adapting to current conditions and seeking out new markets.

  • March 2016

    Alumina advances in technical ceramics

    18 March 2016

    Alumina is the most widely used raw material in technical ceramics production, accounting for up to 80% of the total used. Jessica Roberts* looks at some of the key raw materials in advanced ceramics and their supply chains and outlines which sectors are poised for growth.

  • January 2016

    Bauxite: Bearing the brunt of shrinking refractories demand

    25 January 2016

    Ructions in the global commodities markets have wrought havoc with demand for both metallurgical and non-metallurgical grades of bauxite. While the demise of the former, used for the production of alumina for aluminium metal, has been well documented, the slowdown in the refractory grade bauxite sector has been less obtrusive. IM’s Acting Editor, Laura Syrett, spoke to the industry about how it is dealing with the downturn in refractories consumption.

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