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  • Pricing notice: Christmas schedule

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017

    Industrial Minerals will be closed from December 25 until January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays.

  • Saint-Gobain boosts sales, profits in H1

    Friday, 28 July 2017

    Demand for flat glass and construction materials continued to rise in the first half of the year, as the several acquisitions carried out by the company over the past year led to positive group effect and injected extra turnover.

  • Imerys ups revenue, profit in H1

    Thursday, 27 July 2017

    Both divisions active in refractories, High Resistance Minerals and Energy Solutions & Specialties, returned to growth following a sluggish performance in 2016, while Ceramic Materials was weighed down by weak kaolin sales.

  • BASF sells adsorbents mineral division to EP Engineered Clays

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017

    BASF has completed the transaction to sell its clay and mineral adsorbents business to focus on its process catalyst portfolio.

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Pricing News

  • Pricing notice: Christmas schedule

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017

    Industrial Minerals will be closed from December 25 until January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays.

  • Pricing notice: Christmas schedule

    Monday, 28 November 2016

    The publication of Industrial Minerals’ price assessments will be affected by the Christmas holidays.

  • Price Briefing 11 – 17 September

    Friday, 18 September 2015

    Metspar prices set to weaken further in Q4 while graphite remains steady; lithium, diatomite and sodium bicarbonate producers raise list prices.

  • EP Minerals edges up perlite and diatomite prices

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015

    Higher costs at the US company's plants, combined with higher regulatory and feedstock expenditures, were the cited as the reasons for EP Minerals' price increases for diatomite and perlite, which are used as filter aids and soil conditioners.

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Features

  • The use of naturally occurring minerals in animal feed

    Monday, 22 September 2014

    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.

  • Diatomite deposits: potential in Vietnam

    Monday, 22 July 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.

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

    Monday, 26 November 2012

    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

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

    Monday, 26 November 2012

    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.

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