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  • IM's February Price Movements

    Tuesday, 27 February 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • Letter from the editor: pricing review

    Wednesday, 31 January 2018

    As we enter into a new year, I wanted to update you on some of the changes and significant developments the global Industrial Minerals team is working on to ensure that the market information and prices that we provide you with are of the utmost relevance to your business.

  • Proppant pricing "unsustainable" low: Fairmount Santrol

    Friday, 10 March 2017

    The US frac silica sand producer reported a loss in the last quarter of 2016 despite higher revenues and volumes y-o-y. While Fairmount noted an uptick in prices in Q4 and in early 2017, the company added that proppant prices still stand at unsustainably low levels.

  • Price Briefing 28 October – 03 November

    Friday, 04 November 2016

    Titanium dioxide producers continue to look for price increases while graphite, bauxite and fused alumina prices held unchanged and lithium carbonate and hydroxide 2017 contract offers show a wide range.

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Features

  • On the way up: Industrial minerals in India

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    India has recorded economic growth of around 7% per year in the past three years. But while it has significant resources of some of the most widely used industrial minerals, this sector has shown only modest growth, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Sunder Singh discovers.

  • 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

  • Cracking under pressure? Glass markets in Europe

    Thursday, 27 April 2017

    The global economic downturn and the subsequent lull in construction has taken its toll on the global float glass market. Now however, as Sarah Gibbons and Liz Newmark discover, the industry is looking to a brighter future - despite there still being challenges for producers and the raw material markets which supply them.

  • Is India’s glass industry broken?

    Thursday, 27 April 2017

    Low per capita glass usage has marked India out as a major potential growth market for glass minerals, but so far this projected expansion has failed to materialise. Sunder Singh, IM Correspondent, looks at how geographical concentration and pressure from imports are hampering India’s domestic glass industry.

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