Friday, 09 January 2015
With the recent publication of data for 2012, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has 100 years of continuous mineral production data - but what do they tell us about worldwide industrial mineral production? Teresa Brown analyses some of these trends and what they say about the industry as a whole.
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Though production in the industry has grown, Chinese ceramics producers have been shutting down and consolidating due to environmental pressures, overcapacity and increasing costs. As the industry consumes around 250m tpa raw materials such as grade kaolin, ball clays, fluorspar, feldspar, wollastonite, zircon and gypsum, this will no doubt have a negative impact on raw material suppliers.
Friday, 20 June 2014
The discovery of huge reserves of the alumino-silicate mineral, kyanite, in the Murmansk region could offer Russian alumina producers new opportunities to reduce their dependence on bauxite, but controversy exists over the profitability of the ore processing.
Thursday, 06 March 2014
Altiblock product combines positive attributes of talc, nepheline syenite and DE