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  • PEOPLE MOVES: Imerys splits chairman, CEO roles, appoints new directors

    Wednesday, 14 March 2018

    Imerys has made a number of changes to its management board, with Gilles Michel appointed to chairman of the board while the role of chief executive officer will go to ex-AkzoNobel head of performance coatings, Conrad Keijzer.

  • Imerys' sales rise in 2017 on buoyant refractories market

    Friday, 16 February 2018

    The industrial minerals company's sales in 2017 benefited from rising graphite and electric vehicles demand.

  • Imerys buys Indian calcium carbonate producer

    Monday, 05 February 2018

    Vimal Microns is to be part of the Imerys’ Energy Solutions & Specialties business group, which showed notable growth last year following strong performances in the end-markets for mobile energy and conductive polymers.

  • 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.

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Pricing News

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Whiter than white? Global talc developments

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    China is still the world’s largest producer of talc but its influence after 50 years of dominating high-quality white talc is starting to wane, UK consultant Ian Wilson discovers.

  • 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.

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