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IM March 2018

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  • Powering ahead

    There’s no doubt that we are undergoing a revolution. And this revolution won’t be won on who can shout the loudest or fight the hardest, but on who can power the furthest and, crucially, at the lowest cost. Read More

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People & Places

  • People and places

    An overview of people moves in the minerals industry, plus a Q&A with Michael Werner, SVP, Commerical at HarbisonWalker International. Read More

Features

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

    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

  • Li-ion batteries and the years ahead

    Lithium-ion batteries are set to lead the decarbonization of the world’s economy after a technological revolution in recent years. Martim Facada looks at the evolution of the battery industry and its relationship with the most critical raw materials: lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite. Read More

  • On the way up: Industrial minerals in India

    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

  • The sun shines bright on high-purity quartz

    With the United States gearing up to create a domestic solar cell industry to rival that in China, Industrial Minerals correspondent Cameron Perks asks what effect this will have on domestic suppliers of high-purity quartz. Read More

  • Whiter than white? Global talc developments

    China is still the world’s largest producer of talc but its influence after 50 years of dominating high-quality white talc is starting to wane, UK consultant Ian Wilson discovers. Read More

Processing

  • Taking off: The use of drones in mining

    In a short space of time, drone technology has begun to have a significant effect on the mining industry. Its potential to cut costs, increase efficiency and boost safety in the sector will lead to widespread adoption. Read More

Company Profile

  • Bushveld gets bullish on vanadium power prospects

    Bushveld Minerals is ramping up the output of vanadium from its flagship site and looking to acquire additional capacity nearby, as part of its plans to generate new supply dedicated to the recently established vanadium battery sector. Read More

Prices

  • IM Prices February 2018

    See article below from the March issue of Industrial Minerals magazine, for market updates on price movements in various industrial minerals. Minerals featured this month include: alumina, TiO2, fluorspar, chromite, antimony trioxide , magnesia, ilmenite and lithium. Read More