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  • Pricing notice: Christmas schedule

    Monday, 28 November 2016

    The publication of Industrial Minerals’ price assessments will be affected by the Christmas holidays.

  • IM23: Recycling refractories to cut costs

    Friday, 17 June 2016

    The practice of recycling refractories and using them as secondary raw materials in other refractory applications is increasingly drawing interest from industry operators as a way to reduce costs.

  • Global steel output shrinks by 3.6% in Q1 2016

    Thursday, 21 April 2016

    First quarter figure released by the World Steel Association shows that steelmaking is still on the slide, which is bad news for the global refractories industry, although the erosion in production steadied towards the end of the three month period.

  • Quality controls intensify for China’s refractories

    Friday, 08 April 2016

    Chinese refractory operators are paying greater attention to the quality profile of products manufactured in the country, while investments are taking place to take production profile up a notch.

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  • Russia: Open for olivine

    Friday, 18 March 2016

    JSC North Urals Dunites is planning to mine dunite as a source of olivine from the Iovinsky deposit in Russia’s Ural Mountains, which promises to be the world’s second largest project of its kind. Vladislav Vorotnikov, IM Correspondent, discovers how the company is dealing with environmental opposition and the challenge of finding new markets.

  • Raw materials trends in refractories

    Wednesday, 03 September 2014

    Over the last two years IM has reported on the shifting trends in the refractories industry, with China looking to reduce wastage and increase energy efficiency. Ted Dickson* explores these various trends and asks – how will this shift impact raw material supply?

  • Carbon capture: the added values of mineral carbonation

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014

    Although the global warming potential of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions has always been acknowledged by the scientific community and governments worldwide, CO2 has been historically undervalued in the market place, which did not encourage companies to reduce emissions.

  • Norway’s mining strategy to attract exploration

    Friday, 21 February 2014

    The Norwegian government is seeking to attract miners to the country and has developed a strategy for the minerals industry to do this by promoting the country’s deposits and publicising the industries that are already in place and working.

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