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  • PPG to increase packaging coatings prices

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017

    The price hike follows increasing costs in raw material, the company said.

  • Pricing notice: Christmas schedule

    Monday, 28 November 2016

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

  • Price Briefing 17-23 June 2016

    Friday, 24 June 2016

    Future of European markets uncertain as UK votes to leave the EU; fluorspar prices experience further drops; chromite market stabilises; oil price holds barite steady.

  • Competition stiffens in talc spot market

    Thursday, 23 June 2016

    In the talc spot trading market competition is intensifying, putting downwards pressure on prices. Meanwhile, European traders await the outcome of the European Union Referendum, in which a UK split from the continent could have a negative impact.

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Features

  • Processing: Going green

    Friday, 07 July 2017

    Although the number of industrial minerals covered by IM is far reaching and the technology required for their production often varies by sector, the mining industry is seeing increasing calls for corporate social responsibility and greener technology, particularly in light of the growing role renewable energy has to play in the everyday lives of consumers.

  • When the lights go out

    Monday, 18 July 2016

    At its peak in 2008, oil (WTI) was trading at $140/bbl, which in turn pushed up the price of natural gas. The high price of fuel prompted investment in alternative energy supply, with countries looking to become self-sufficient, at least in part. Now, Cameron Perks, IM Correspondent, details how Australia has moved to diversify its supply mix and what this means for oilfield mineral markets.

  • Ontario’s mineral sector: “Enriching the future”

    Wednesday, 24 February 2016

    Home to some of the world’s leading mining technology specialists, Ontario has long been at the forefront of the modern mining industry. Michael Gravelle, Ontario’s Minister of Northern Development and Mines, outlines how the province is working to reinforce its status as a global mining destination.

  • Indian talc: Moving up the value chain

    Thursday, 22 October 2015

    Home to some of the largest and purest talc reserves in the world, India has the potential to tap into growing markets for higher grade forms of the mineral. Sunder Singh, IM Correspondent, gives an overview of the industry and its major players and reports how some have invested in the technology needed to increase the value of their products.

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