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Magnesia features

  • December 2007

    Head to Head: Baddeleyite v zircon

    01 December 2007

    The two mineral sources for zirconia are examined along with their changing patterns in supply and demand, which include corporate as well as geographic swings

  • Golden Autumn in Dalian

    01 December 2007

    A report on IM's recent 7th Chinese Industrial Minerals Conference - CIMC 2007, 9-11 October 2007 in Dalian

  • Rio Tinto’s IM future hangs in the balance

    01 December 2007

    Plus: MTI refocus marks end of Synsil; US private equity group expands portfolio; i-minerals tests; Almatis finds new private equity owner; Admiralty spins off Li assets; IMI in Li-ion/graphite deal; Bosai kiln modifi cation targets dust; Carmeuse tightens its grip in Turkey & USA; Kosher sodium sulphate; Imerys raises mineral prices; Uralkali ups potash prices again; Floods impact Indian soda ash; Erdene eyes US ceramic kaolin market; Saudi phosphate project financing;

  • IM market evolution - Supplement

    01 December 2007

    Some of the industry's leading players share their last 40 years and views on how they have evolved.  See special supplement below for remaining features.

  • Building potential for Pakistan's gypsum

    01 December 2007

    Tajammal Hussain argues the case for increased exploitation and production of currently unutilised and under utilised large, high quality gypsum deposits in Pakistan to meet signifi cant market potential within the construction sector

  • Minerals in world harmony

    01 December 2007

    Legal Eye: Roger Doome assesses the implementation of the Global Harmonised System (GHS) and its relevance to REACH and the EU minerals industry

  • Yingkou Nuoma for sale

    01 December 2007

    PLUS: RHI ownership update; Cookson/Foseco offer; New fireclay bricks for chemical process market

  • Magnetic separation evolution with Eriez

    01 December 2007

    In the 40 years that IM has been spreading the non-metallic minerals gospel, Paul Fears, marketing director, Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd, explains how magnetic separation technology has changed beyond recognition. IN 1967, ERIEZ Manufacturing Co. in the USA had already been in existence for 25 years, with the founder, Orange Fowler “O.F.” Merwin, championing the benefits of utilising magnetic forces for separation. Only one year later, in 1968, the European operation was conceived, closing their fi rst order in April of that year.

  • Outokumpu to Outotec

    01 December 2007

    The evolution of a leader in mineral processing solutions. Outotec’s strong market position and technology leadership are derived from the know-how based on the company’s historic position as a part of the Outokumpu Group. This occured particularly during the period when mining and metallurgy formed a key part of the operations of the Outokumpu Group, as well as on the knowhow of former Lurgi Metallurgie GmbH, originating from Metallgesellschaft AG.

  • Possehl’s year of change

    01 December 2007

    A LOT CAN happen in a year, even more in eighteen months. In the April 2006 issue of IM we ran an article on this page profiling the Possehl Group, that Lübeck, Germany-based bastion of industrial minerals trading since 1847, which had seen little structural change down the years. During the mid-late 1990s, the role of mineral trading began to change radically, the day of the middleman as a strict trader was over, and the focus was (and still is) on providing dedicated know-how combined with a comprehensive range of services for sourcing minerals for customers.

  • Uphill struggle

    01 December 2007

    A melting pot of supply related factors heralds an uncertain future for the global fused alumina market

  • November 2007

    Chinese refractory plant sale

    29 November 2007

    16 November 2007
    Recently built Yingkou Nuoma Refractory Co. Ltd is for sale, with a plant capacity of 80,000 tpa MgO-C refractories

  • Turkey aspires to ceramic heights

    01 November 2007

    Turkey's ever increasing production power and reserves of high quality ceramic raw materials, particularly feldspar has the leading European producing countries of Spain and Italy looking over their shoulders.

  • Sun rises on China's fluorochemicals

    01 November 2007

    Unlike the sun, continuing enforcement of the Montreal and Kyoto Protocols causes fluorochemical production to fall in the west and rise in the east

  • Head to Head: MgCl2 v CaCl2

    01 November 2007

    Climate, georgraphic location and environmental legislation play a critical role in the choice of de-icing and de-dusting agents as calcium chloride and magnesium chloride go head to head.

  • Cookson eyes Foseco

    01 November 2007

    PLUS: Kerneos launches new binder system

  • Mozambique minerals stampede?

    01 November 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

  • IM November 2007 Prices

    01 November 2007

  • Cover - Functional Fillers supplement

    01 November 2007

    In this special supplement, IM brings together trends and developments in functional fillers including wollastonite, calcium carbonate, alumina trihydrate, and nanominerals.

  • New NYCO, new wollastonite grades launched

    01 November 2007

    Leading wollastonite producer to launch new grades under new ownership. Mike O’Driscoll caught up with new chief executive officer Jay Moroney to explain

  • CaCO3: pushing performance in plastics

    01 November 2007

    John Schofield and Pat Sunderland examine ways of enhancing the performance of calcium carbonate fillers by matching surface treatments to the application

  • New fillers for hot markets

    01 November 2007

    Reiner Sauerwein introduces tailormade filler blends of boehmite and magnesium hydrate to broaden the product spectrum of high temperature stable mineral fillers

  • Nanominerals: the realities, highlights and trends

    01 November 2007

    Nanotechnology has become a “megatrend“ of the 21st century, and its impact on mineral development is gaining momentum. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? Joachim Schomburg, explores the realities, and highlights trends in nanominerals

  • Painting the Chinese picture

    01 November 2007

    The potential and structure of the Chinese architectural coatings sector, a growing market for functional fillers in paint, is assessed by Terry Knowles

  • Highly loaded papers in Hungary

    01 November 2007

    Roger Rothon reports on what was seen and heard at Eurofillers 2007, held in Zalakaros, Hungary