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  • Price Briefing: July 5-12

    Friday, 13 July 2018

    Calcined alumina suppliers warn of further price rises in 2019 on widespread shortage; Global iodine spot price strengthens; Chinese carbonate prices drop for second week; seaborne market resists lower bids; Proposal to discontinue four European graphite prices; Ilmenite prices stable amid China’s latest environmental protection campaign; Domestic European antimony trioxide price softens but global markets largely stable; Chinese soda ash prices hold firm for another week, production stable; Chinese TiO2 export prices tick lower; Bauxite, fused alumina prices stable amid concerns of new shutdowns

  • Chinese TiO2 export prices tick lower

    Friday, 13 July 2018

    Proposed US tariffs could make China even more dependent on European demand.

  • US trade commission requests injunction to stall Tronox-Cristal tie up

    Thursday, 12 July 2018

    The US trade regulator has warned that the Tronox takeover of Cristal will reduce competition in the chloride-route titanium dioxide market.

  • PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue leucoxene price

    Thursday, 12 July 2018

    Industrial Minerals is opening a market consultation to seek feedback on its proposal to discontinue its leucoxene price.

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  • Price Briefing: July 5-12

    Friday, 13 July 2018

    Calcined alumina suppliers warn of further price rises in 2019 on widespread shortage; Global iodine spot price strengthens; Chinese carbonate prices drop for second week; seaborne market resists lower bids; Proposal to discontinue four European graphite prices; Ilmenite prices stable amid China’s latest environmental protection campaign; Domestic European antimony trioxide price softens but global markets largely stable; Chinese soda ash prices hold firm for another week, production stable; Chinese TiO2 export prices tick lower; Bauxite, fused alumina prices stable amid concerns of new shutdowns

  • Chinese TiO2 export prices tick lower

    Friday, 13 July 2018

    Proposed US tariffs could make China even more dependent on European demand.

  • Price Briefing: June 29 - July 5

    Friday, 06 July 2018

    Sluggish demand, cheaper material weigh on China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices; Haicheng government set to dismantle polluting MgO kilns, but magnesia prices steady for now; European titanium dioxide prices down under heavy imports; Fluorspar market split on extent of China's environmental controls; Producers see higher soda ash prices on strong demand; Rutile prices increase, Tronox to cease external rutile, leucoxene sales by 2018 end; Silicon carbide production shutdowns in China push up European refractory prices; Have zircon prices peaked? Global antimony trioxide markets weaken, European prices stable

  • IM's May Price Movements

    Tuesday, 05 June 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

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  • Argex primed to pave the way in low-cost TiO2 processing

    Friday, 26 January 2018

    Environmental regulations in China are adding further pressure on sulfate-route pigment producers in favor of chloride-route production. This paves the way for further process innovation and investment, as well as opening up potential new sources for feedstock, IM correspondent Cameron Perks discovers.

  • The sands of time: TiO2 feedstocks to 2020

    Friday, 26 January 2018

    The balance in the market for titanium dioxide (TiO2) feedstock has been in constant flux throughout history, and 2017 was no exception. Industrial Minerals Correspondent Cameron Perks takes a look at supply, demand, and prices throughout 2017, as well as what we should look out for as we approach 2020.

  • 2017: The year of the supply squeeze

    Thursday, 14 December 2017

    If 2016 should be remembered with a shudder, then 2017 will be remembered as the year when it became harder to source minerals. The supply situation changed for many minerals in the markets that Industrial Minerals covers, not least because many producers were simply shut down by strict environmental laws in China, or found it harder to source materials due to demand-side challenges, consultant editor Siobhan Lismore-Scott writes.

  • Genie in a bottleneck: How a supply squeeze has worked magic for TiO2

    Monday, 02 October 2017

    As environmental inspections cut Chinese titanium dioxide output and producers elsewhere in the world fail to pick up the slack, prices for the pigment chemical have staged a surprise turnaround, William Clarke, IM Reporter, finds.

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