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  • Shihlien Chemical to launch 300,000tpa salt facility in China

    Thursday, 30 March 2017

    Joint-venture SCIJC will begin salt production at its 300,000tpa facilities in Huaian city, Jiangsu province at the end of 2017, pending the approval of drug production licenses granted to the company, the company said at Roskill’s 2017 Salt conference. SCIJC believes the growing demand for kidney dialysis treatments in China could support pharmaceutical salt consumption, a key mineral for medical infusion.

  • India salt production to nearly double by 2025: Dev Salt

    Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    Growing soda ash and chlor-alkali industries in India will support and drive domestic salt production higher, producer Dev Salt told delegates at the Roskill’s 2017 Salt conference.

  • Dry bulk freight rate to rise in 2017: MSI

    Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    UK-based shipping consultant MSI told delegates at the Roskill's 2017 Salt conference that dry bulk freight rate will increase in 2017, but any policy change in China could cause volatility in shipping costs.

  • Salt production could move out of Europe

    Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Falling salt and chlorine output in Europe in the past decade could be an indication that production may move out of Europe as the sector stagnates, engineering company Salt Partners told delegates at Roskill's Salt 2017 conference.

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  • 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.

  • The silent treatment: How minerals are giving water a new lease of life

    Monday, 27 April 2015

    With around 2m tonnes of sewage, industrial and agricultural waste discharged into the world’s waterways every day, it is crucial that wastewater is treated thoroughly. Liz Gyekye, Chief Reporter, examines how minerals form a key part of many wastewater treatment systems.

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