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Soda ash features

  • December 2013

    Year in Review 2013: Soda ash

    20 December 2013

    The soda ash industry continues to grow, despite a waning glass market

  • Year in Review 2013: Just when we couldn’t sink any further, we did

    20 December 2013

    It has not been a good year for the industrial minerals industry. There have been some shining lights, of course Ñexploration continues at an astonishing rate in some markets despite falling demand and, consequently, prices - but on the whole producers and suppliers have felt the pinch.

  • September 2013

    Rare earths bucking the trend as other markets decline

    26 September 2013

    The majority of the industrial mineral industry is still waiting for the post-summer resumption of buying activity to take effect, pricing information gathered by IM in September suggests.

  • June 2013

    Price Briefing: Lithium prices “expected to be flat” for 2013, says FMC while rare earths dip

    03 June 2013

    Soda ash price increase expected, while bromine prices slide lower

  • April 2013

    Supply Situation Report: Economic recovery boosts soda ash demand

    22 April 2013

    Unlike some industrial minerals, which are unique to certain areas of the Earth, soda ash, or sodium carbonate, is mined and produced all over the world. Indeed, at least 95 natural sodium carbonate deposits have been identified globally - yet not all of these have been quantified.

  • March 2013

    Glass: a fragile industry?

    25 March 2013

    Glass manufacturing is a large consumer of many industrial minerals, including soda ash, quartz and limestone. It is also used in a wide variety of industries, such as construction, manufacturing and home ware. But with the economic recession still leaving a trail of devastation in many industries, how will the glass supply chain fare in 2013?

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