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  • Feeling the rub: Asian abrasives continue to challenge Western suppliers IM March 2018

    Cheap Chinese alumina has been undercutting abrasives prices and output in North America and elsewhere for several years, but recent supply restrictions in China could reverse this trend, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Rose Pengelly discovers. Read More

  • On the way up: Industrial minerals in India IM March 2018

    India has recorded economic growth of around 7% per year in the past three years. But while it has significant resources of some of the most widely used industrial minerals, this sector has shown only modest growth, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Sunder Singh discovers. Read More

  • Cut and thrust in the global abrasives market IM September 2016

    The global abrasives market is a fairly steady one, but new innovations in application technology are helping to compensate for areas of shrinking demand, Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, discovers. Read More

  • Yukon’s mineral industry – looking back and moving ahead IM March 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. Read More

  • Industrial minerals in British Columbia IM March 2016

    Canada’s most southwesterly province has a long history of industrial mineral mining. George Simandl and Michaela Neetz of the British Columbia Geological Survey at the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines give a detailed over view of its non-metallic mineral activity and potential. Read More

  • The rough with the smooth March 2013 issue

    Abrasives have had a hard time in the last few years as demand has waned on the back of an uncertain economy, but all sectors are set to enjoy growth as manufacturing returns to the black. Siobhan Lismore, Editor, takes a look at an industry on the up 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

  • End User Focus: Scratching the surface November 2010

    Insight into the world of blasting abrasives and their key applications sees garnet fighting its corner against cheaper alternatives such as copper slag 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

  • Saudi Arabia minerals review June 2009 issue

    Seeking Saudi mineral potential: A shift in national policy to diversify into non-oil resources has prompted domestic development and overseas interest in Saudi Arabia’s considerable wealth of untapped industrial minerals Read More

  • Minerals to the grindstone January Issue 2009

    An abrasives market focus: opportunities have opened up for certain types of abrasive products, especially superabrasives in specific markets. Alison Russell reviews minerals used as abrasives and examines consumption trends within the industry. Read More

  • A minerals passage to India August issue 2008

    As the word continues to seek a passage into India's industrial minerals industry, the country has continued to strengthen through domestic expansions and international acquisitions. 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

  • Mozambique minerals stampede? November Issue 2007

    Following in the foot steps of neighbouring countries, the Mozambican government is taking strides to make Mozambique a foreign investment magnet and develop its expanding mining sector Read More

  • Industrial minerals: a generation of change October Issue 2007

    In marking IM's 40th anniversary, Peter Harben examines how the industry has evolved over the last forty years and what the future holds for a new generation of industry players. Read More

  • Getting bolder in Boulder July Issue 2007

    Peter Harben reports from the 43rd Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals held 20-25 May in Boulder, Colorado, USA Read More

  • Garnet March Issue 2006

    India and Australia continue to dominate global garnet supply while the market has become ever more competitive, particularly in the waterjet cutting sector 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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