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  • China’s talc industry readies for processing upgrade IM July-August 2017

    The goal of cleaning up the domestic environment, set as a top priority by Premier Xi Jinping as part of China’s 13th Five Year Plan in 2016, has had a particularly adverse affect on the mining industry. Now talc producers are being targeted, Yoke Wong, IM Head of Market Reporting, finds. Read More

  • Will TOMRA’s laser-based sorting technology shake up HPQ processing? IM June 2017

    Despite HPQ having no standard processing route, there are new technologies which seek to increase sorting capabilities, making it easier for producers to separate their HPQ by impurities, Cameron Perks, IM Correspondent, finds. Read More

  • Refrigerant value rises on Chinese fluorspar price spike 24 May 2017

    Higher Chinese fluorspar prices have contributed to a rise in the value of downstream products. Read More

  • Automakers test graphene to reduce vehicles’ weight IM May 2017

    Car manufacturer FIAT-FCA has experimented with graphene-based polymer materials for wiring substitution in parts of its vehicles, aiming to reduce weight and emissions, Chief Reporter, Davide Ghilotti, writes. Read More

  • Morgan unveils new SiC kiln material IM April 2017

    Material launched in Europe in 2015; New demand from US as emissions cut; To be used in kiln furniture, non-ferrous smelting Read More

  • Heilongjiang province focuses efforts on graphite processing IM April 2017

    New mines must have processing capabilities; Economic hopes pinned on graphite; Processing stockpiled graphite not discussed Read More

  • Nordic Mining case closed IM March 2017

    The ESA closed three complaint cases against Norway’s decision to permit mineral sands junior Nordic Mining to dispose of rutile tailings in the Ford Fjord. Nordic Mining spoke to Kasia Patel, North American Editor, about its processing plans and safeguards for sustainable tailings disposal. Read More

  • Lithium recycling still ‘too expensive’ IM February 2017

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  • M350: Not just another cheap mill IM December 2016-January 2017

    IIT has just launched a new low energy milling technology for a range of powder processing applications and the company has already seen interest from a number of industrial mineral segments. Kasia Patel, North American Editor, finds out more. Read More

  • Refractory machinery makers target SE Asia IM November 2016

    Emerging markets that are boosting their productions are increasing demand for oven and furnace equipment – such as fuel burners – although sources noted that existing financial issues can pose a hurdle to business. Read More

  • STET: Beyond fly ash IM October 2016

    ST Equipment Technology has long been focused on processing fly ash but the company is now looking into the beneficiation of other industrial minerals. Kasia Patel, North American Editor, spoke to the company about its diversification and the challenges it faces as it applies its separation technology in new areas. Read More

  • Refractory application: Mixing it up IM September 2016

    With consolidation spreading from refractory end markets throughout the supply chain, IM spoke to Alabama-based refractory installation equipment specialists, Blastcrete, about staying one step ahead of the competition. Read More

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