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IM April 2017


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Market Monitor

  • Ceramics: made for medicine

    There are many medical applications that make use of ceramics, which means medicine is a big potential market. However, becoming a ceramics provider to the medical industry – particularly where a new material is involved – requires strict adherence to regulatory standards. Read More

Refractories Hotline


  • CETA deal could boost EU-Canada mineral trade

    With political ructions reshaping trading landscapes in North America and Europe, newly forged deals such as the recently approved Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada take on increased significance, IM Correspondents Liz Newmark and Keith Nuthall, find. Read More

People & Places


  • Life after steel: Is there more for magnesia?

    The global steel industry may have taken a turn for the better, but refractory magnesia continues to face oversupply. Cameron Perks, IM Correspondent, looks at why the decline of magnesia’s largest end market is failing to deter new entrants to the sector. Read More


Company Profile

  • Kümas – ready to rumble

    With one eye fixed on China and the other on its internal investment programme, Turkish refractories supplier Kümas is positive the magnesia market will bounce back. Read More


  • IM Prices April 2017

    See article below, from the April issue of Industrial Minerals, for market updates on price movements in various industrial minerals. Minerals featured this month include: soda ash, TiO2, brown fused alumina, magnesia, antimony trioxide, fluorspar, white fused alumina, iodine, potash and rare earths. Read More

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