Published: 17 Nov 2017
Ceramics end markets absorb around half of zircon supply, but industry players the likes of Iluka see scope for chemical applications supplanting traditional uses.
Published: 10 Nov 2017
As frac sand demand more than doubles, trucking capacity in Texas is being squeezed to the limits.
Published: 03 Nov 2017
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has warned of the major impact on British minerals-sector chemical suppliers and their trading partners in Europe, should the UK go ahead with leaving the European Union (EU) as planned, on March 29, 2019.
Published: 27 Oct 2017
The European parliament has introduced new binding limits to reduce workers' exposure to crystalline silica dust, requiring industrial sectors to adapt their operating practices to comply with the directive, IM correspondent Liz Newmark reports
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.