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  • Solvay doubles EU kitting capacity for composites

    Wednesday, 26 July 2017

    Higher capacity to supply equipment is needed to support growing production of large composites such as aircraft wings and wind turbine blades.

  • Market quest for innovative composites driving industry growth

    Friday, 07 July 2017

    Fast-growing demand for speciality composite materials offering improved weight profile and durability from sectors as diverse as automotive, energy and electronics is creating encouraging business opportunities for producers, as innovation remains crucial, Covestro told IM London.

  • Athabasca Minerals appoints new CEO

    Wednesday, 14 June 2017

    Robert Beekhuizen is to head the company’s management team and will replace interim CEO Don Paulencu.

  • Higher sales lift K+S Q1 earnings

    Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    Germany-based K+S reports higher Q1 revenue following heavy losses in H2 2016. The company believes new production at its Canada potash mine will contribute to earnings this year.

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Pricing News

  • Price briefing 24 – 30 March

    Friday, 31 March 2017

    Producers in China announced yet another TiO2 price hike; feedstock ilmenite prices increased on tight supply; antimony trioxide prices rose; iodine unchanged as market digests production cut in Chile.

  • Price Briefing 31 July – 6 August

    Friday, 07 August 2015

    TiO2, fluorspar and salt face downward price pressure while graphite and zircon hold steady.

  • Price Briefing 6 – 12 March

    Friday, 13 March 2015

    Graphite flat while craft beer pushes up soda ash and TiO2 markets anticipate a price lift.

  • Price Briefing 10 – 16 October

    Thursday, 16 October 2014

    Iodine and rare earths fall while Indian soda ash prices climb

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  • US exiting Paris Treaty not expected to impact minerals sector

    Friday, 07 July 2017

    In the wake of President Trump’s announcement that the US will be pulling out of the 2015 Paris Climate Treaty, IM looks at the significance of this move and the possible impact this will have on the industrial minerals market. By Mark Rowe

  • A new era for the salt supply chain

    Thursday, 23 February 2017

    Salt demand is closely linked to predictable factors such as population growth, but also to erratic phenomena like weather patterns, making the outlook for the industry hard to predict. David McNeill*, Senior Analyst at Roskill Information Services, assesses current trends in the global salt market.

  • Saskatchewan’s industrial minerals

    Wednesday, 24 February 2016

    Saskatchewan is best known for its potash mining, but as the staff of the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy explain, the Canadian province has many more minerals to offer.

  • UK Salt: Too little of a good thing?

    Saturday, 26 September 2015

    Despite having more than 14,000 uses, media attention given to salt tends to focus on the issues of salt in diets and de-icing applications. Laura Syrett, Acting Editor, spoke to the secretary general of the UK Salt Association, Peter Sherratt, about how the industry is working to bust myths and promote understanding of the industry.

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