‘Two lions’: The modern borate duopoly
Published: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Two behemoths supply the bulk of the world borates market, making for a highly concentrated industry.
Myles McCormick, IM correspondent, reports on the tussle between the major players, the current dearth of exploration and innovative efforts to increase demand.
A visitor to California’s Mojave Desert in the
late 19th century might have been impressed by the spectacle of
20-strong teams of mules hauling wagonloads of borax ore
hundreds of kilometers out of the sweltering heat of Death
On the other side of the world, that same...