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  • Base Resources reports rising mineral sand prices

    Tuesday, 28 August 2018

    Prices for ilmenite, rutile and zircon all strongly increased over the year to June 30, the miner reports, boosting profits 114%.

  • Iluka Q2 rutile, zircon output falls but rutile price rises

    Tuesday, 24 July 2018

    Iluka Resources' production of natural rutile and zircon fell in the second quarter from the first and was also down in the year to date against a backdrop of strong demand and higher prices.

  • 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

  • Price Briefing: June 8-14

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    Buyers, sellers expect tightness to boost Q3 rutile prices; No movement on Chinese soda ash price despite restored supply sources; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue micronised zircon, zircon opacifiers, zircon flour, and fused zirconia prices; Chinese magnesia export market stagnant, prices unchanged; Zircon price increases confirmed for Q3, with range set to widen; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue kaolin prices

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  • Out of the melting pot: A year of change in refractories

    Thursday, 06 September 2018

    After a year of reorganization and changing narratives in the refractories industry – from significant M&A activity to raw material price spikes, and from booming end-market demand to uncertainties in global trade – Industrial Minerals correspondent Myles McCormick takes stock of a changed landscape for companies operating in the sector.

  • 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.

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