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  • Price briefing April 13-19

    Friday, 20 April 2018

    Bauxite calcination plants in Shanxi shut on government orders. Market fears rise in prices as Liaoning stops magnesite mining. PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period on proposal to discontinue kyanite prices. European, North American lithium spot markets up; Chinese spot market unchanged. Spherical graphite price grows on tight supply. PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of one zircon grade, launching another. Lower Chinese prices push white fused alumina market down. PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period regarding olivine price

  • TiZir titanium slag output declines, forecasts rising zircon, titanium feedstock prices

    Thursday, 19 April 2018

    Titanium slag producer TiZir registered a fall in output at its European operations in the first quarter due to an unplanned outage, but has reported strong market fundamentals and rising prices.

  • Iluka increases zircon, rutile sales in strong market, while rutile production falls

    Thursday, 19 April 2018

    Mineral sand miner Iluka increased its zircon and rutile sales in Q1 thanks to tight supply in the zircon market and strong demand from pigment producers, although its rutile output fell due to unplanned and planned outages.

  • Base Resources forecasts rising ilmenite prices in Q2

    Wednesday, 18 April 2018

    The mineral sands miner sees continued upward pressure on prices as Chinese TiO2 production ramps up, and the ‘painting season’ begins.

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Pricing News

  • Price briefing April 13-19

    Friday, 20 April 2018

    Bauxite calcination plants in Shanxi shut on government orders. Market fears rise in prices as Liaoning stops magnesite mining. PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period on proposal to discontinue kyanite prices. European, North American lithium spot markets up; Chinese spot market unchanged. Spherical graphite price grows on tight supply. PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of one zircon grade, launching another. Lower Chinese prices push white fused alumina market down. PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period regarding olivine price

  • PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of one zircon grade, launching another

    Wednesday, 18 April 2018

    Industrial Minerals has today discontinued the price for one grade of zircon and launched another.

  • IM's March Price Movements

    Friday, 13 April 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • Price Briefing March 23 - April 5

    Friday, 06 April 2018

    Tightening supply gives zircon, rutile prices a boost as Q2 gets underway; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of wollastonite prices; Chinese lithium market remains slow but prices rise globally; Low-grade magnesia prices fall while stocks rise; Foundry chromite prices strengthen; chemical grade stable; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of sulphur prices

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Features

  • A growth trajectory: ceramics markets look to Asia

    Wednesday, 28 March 2018

    The ceramics industry registered a dip in trade and production following the global economic downturn in 2008. But, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Sunder Singh finds, trade in Asia is now picking up, which is putting renewed pressure on kaolin, zircon, bentonite and other ceramics markets.

  • 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.

  • Separation anxiety: Ceramic membranes seek commercial niche

    Friday, 26 January 2018

    While porous ceramic membranes for nanofiltration of liquids have been widely adopted, take-up of dense ceramic membranes for gas separation has been relatively slow to follow. IM Correspondent Rose Pengelly looks into this lesser known corner of the technical ceramics industry and discovers some of its most promising applications.

  • Zircon 101: where will new demand come from?

    Monday, 02 October 2017

    Zircon is important - and some would argue irreplaceable - in markets such as ceramics, which accounts for around 50% of demand. But, as Cameron Perks, IM Correspondent, discovers, there are new sources of interest within that same industry - and demand projections vary wildly.

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