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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.

  • Caution urged amid rising fluorspar prices

    Thursday, 14 December 2017

    Acidspar prices are increasing after years of declines, while a focus on China could leave the West short, Barbara O’Donovan and Albert Li report.

  • Port of Savannah in Georgia re-opens after Irma

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017

    One of the largest container terminals in North America has re-opened following a four-day shutdown in response to Hurricane Irma. Many producers are expecting shipping operations to normalise quickly pending any damages to port facilities.

  • Solvay pulls out of Brazilian PVC joint venture

    Wednesday, 05 July 2017

    The group is selling its stake in Dacarto Benvic as it continues to phase out its involvement in PVC businesses in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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  • Is India’s glass industry broken?

    Thursday, 27 April 2017

    Low per capita glass usage has marked India out as a major potential growth market for glass minerals, but so far this projected expansion has failed to materialise. Sunder Singh, IM Correspondent, looks at how geographical concentration and pressure from imports are hampering India’s domestic glass industry.

  • Bridging the Gulf

    Monday, 18 July 2016

    As the US Geological Survey prepares to issue a special publication on the mineral resources of Iran, the international business community is kicking its heels in frustration about the snail’s pace of progress towards establishing trade links with the Islamic Republic, Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, writes.

  • Yukon’s mineral industry – looking back and moving ahead

    Wednesday, 24 February 2016

    Low metal prices are keeping a lid on exploration, but as the Yukon Government’s Department of Energy, Mines and Resources explains, the territory is using the downtime to improve the industry’s regulatory framework, ready for a turnaround.

  • Ceramics minerals: Taking the floor

    Wednesday, 24 February 2016

    While technical ceramics may be a growing application for minerals such as kaolin and zircon, the majority of these are still consumed by traditional applications like construction and tiles. Kasia Patel, North American Editor, looks at some recent developments in the sector.

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