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  • Price Briefing 10 – 16 April 17 April 2015

    Fused alumina on the slow burn; bentonite stable despite oil price decline. Read More

  • Tanzania to connect soda ash reserves to port with $6.6bn rail investment 30 March 2015

    After discovering hefty soda ash reserves in the country, the Tanzanian government is working on upgrading its existing rail connections and building new ones to connect the far-flung regions to Dar Es Salaam. Read More

  • Hudson’s PEA values speciality alumina project at $205m 30 March 2015

    Hudson has published a positive preliminary assessment for its White Mountain project. The study’s valuation of the project at $205m and production estimates of 110,000 tpa position the company well to move towards higher purity products, in particular higher value added speciality alumina for non-metallurgical applications, including refractories and ceramics. Read More

  • Turkey’s soda ash projects today, and how they got there IM April 2015

    Until 1979, Turkey was unaware that it was sitting on two of the largest deposits of trona ore, the main source of natural soda ash, in the world. Since then, the industry has moved in fits and starts to sit on the cusp of becoming a top contender in the global soda ash market. IM takes a look at the history of Turkey’s soda ash industry and how it hopes to develop in the future. Read More

  • India’s soda ash industry revs up on economic growth IM April 2015

    With installed capacity of around 3m tpa, India is already a significant producer of soda ash for its own domestic needs. But its main market players have ambitions to go increasingly global, Sunder Singh, IM Correspondent, discovers. Read More

  • Coatings turn to new products IM April 2015

    Changes in regulation and customer preference are driving the emergence of exciting new products in the coatings industry, but behind the headlines many producers are concerned about weaknesses in key consuming sectors. Read More

  • Prices April 2015 IM April 2015

    Indian soda ash market rebounding from slip in glass industry; tigjter supply nudged up TiO2 prices in March. Read More

  • Nemaska charges towards lithium hydroxide production IM April 2015

    The Quebec, Canada-based lithium junior is looking to bring its spodumene-based hard rock lithium deposit to market with the production of lithium hydroxide. Competition to supply Tesla’s potential mineral requirement is heating up, but the company believes offering lithium hydroxide, not carbonate may be key to becoming the favourite. Read More

  • Peaked too soon? IM April 2015

    Excitement over lithium seems to have peaked before its ships have come in. The April issue of IM looks at lithium's traditional markets and the present supply situation as well as markets for soda ash and trends in coatings. Read More

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