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  • The use of naturally occurring minerals in animal feed IM October 2014 issue

    The term usually applied to food prepared for domesticated livestock is ‘fodder,’ which is primarily composed of natural organic ingredients such as hay, straw, silage, pelleted foods, oils, grains, legumes and molasses as well as spent grain from breweries and distilleries and DDGS (distiller’s dried grains with solubles), from bio-ethanol production. Frank Hart* looks into the use of naturally-occurring minerals in animal feed. Read More

  • Diatomite deposits: potential in Vietnam IM August 2013

    Diatomite is found in abundance in several regions of Vietnam; Dr Tran Kim Phuong, of the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources explores its industrial importance and the improvements that have been made by filter-aided powder processing. Read More

  • Price Briefing: Mixed reaction from results, all change (or not) from US and China? December 2012 issue

    November was a month which saw both the long-awaited outcome of the US Presidential election, and also - significantly - a change in leadership in China. Read More

  • End User Focus: Liquid assets: picking the right mineral for wastewater treatment December 2012 issue

    Increased regulation and cost pressures mean that more than ever companies are looking to see which products better suit them. Siobhan Lismore looks at the industrial minerals used in wastewater treatment, with particular emphasis on magnesium hydroxide and lime, and speaks to key figures about how the market is progressing Read More

  • Industrial Minerals Prices July 2012 July 2012

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  • Vietnam’s refractory vision to 2020 June 2012

    Vietnam is a country rich in minerals, boasting significant reserves of barytes, bauxite, and clays. Dr Tran Kim Phuong argues the case for foreign investment in Vietnam’s refractory raw materials, outlining their strategic development through to 2020 Read More

  • End User Focus: Diatomite’s clean fight March 2011

    The muscle of the filtration world, diatomite, looks to maintain its leading market share as new applications in fuel and water filtration emerge Read More

  • Peninsula prospects June 2010

    Although there remain challenges, an abundance of untapped mineral deposits, increasing demand, and clear political will and support to develop the mineral sector has brought the Arabian Peninsula under the investor spotlight Read More

  • Australia: Land of Plenty April 2010

    Despite a recent dip in exploration expenditure, Australia remains a host for key industrial mineral targets, some close to fruition, spurred on by state government initiatives Read More

  • Filler minerals: Auto doom & gloom stalls market April issue 2009

    IM reports on the 4th High Performance Fillers for Polymer Composites conference, held 4-5 March 2009 in Barcelona, Spain, covering market outlook, new filler grades, plus developments in nanofillers and mineral processing by Jessica Roberts, Assistant Editor Read More

  • Blood sweat & beers January Issue 2008

    Filtration minerals reviewed. With garnet producers taking a hit from mineral supply issues and economic constraints in the USA pressuring zeolite players, beer filtration is driving diatomite and perlite. Read More

  • Nigeria's hidden treasures October Issue 2007

    Following mismanagement and corruption, the government has stepped up its pursuit for economic reform and exploitation of mineral wealth by declaring 2007 as “Minerals and Mines Year” implementing new legislation that could make Nigeria a promising new mining destination Read More

  • Head to Head - Cat litter: clays v non-clays August Issue 2007

    Efforts in the cat litter industry are focused on improved litter products using a range of clay and non-clay materials. But it seems that issues outside the litter box could shape the future market Read More

  • EU H&S policy February Issue 2006

    SMEs are at the core of the EU’s entrepreneurship policy revamp. Michelle Wyart-Remy, IMA Europe General- Secretary, describes the problems industrial minerals SMEs may encounter when facing the EU health and safety programme. Read More

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