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  • Refractory machinery makers target SE Asia IM November 2016

    Emerging markets that are boosting their productions are increasing demand for oven and furnace equipment – such as fuel burners – although sources noted that existing financial issues can pose a hurdle to business. Read More

  • STET: Beyond fly ash IM October 2016

    ST Equipment Technology has long been focused on processing fly ash but the company is now looking into the beneficiation of other industrial minerals. Kasia Patel, North American Editor, spoke to the company about its diversification and the challenges it faces as it applies its separation technology in new areas. Read More

  • Refractory application: Mixing it up IM September 2016

    With consolidation spreading from refractory end markets throughout the supply chain, IM spoke to Alabama-based refractory installation equipment specialists, Blastcrete, about staying one step ahead of the competition. Read More

  • FLSmidth lowers guidance as Q2 revenue misses target 12 August 2016

    Lower mining activity and investment in larger projects meant that the processing company's profit more than halved in Q2. Expecting the rest of the year to remain subdued, FLSmidth has narrowed its full-year guidance to the lower range of previous estimates. Read More

  • Outotec reports Q2 loss; expects ongoing challenges 28 July 2016

    Low metal prices, uncertainty regarding China's growth and pressure for producers to cut production and investments led to a net loss for Outotec this quarter. The company also narrowed its 2016 profitability guidance as service demand is anticipated to remain weak. Read More

  • Iran calls for upgrades in mineral processing tech IM July-August 2016

    Providers of processing technology and equipment manufacturers could find a new market in Iran. The country is seeking better machinery as it opens up to the international market again and strives to achieve better mining results, Davide Ghilotti, Chief Reporter, heard at the 23rd IM Congress in Prague. Read More

  • Technology the key to newcomers in lithium? IM June 2016

    Novel technology may be a key differentiating factor between junior lithium projects, according to industry experts. Read More

  • Lithium Australia “revolutionises” lithium production IM May 2016

    Lithium Australia NL announced in February this year to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) that it had achieved a processing breakthrough to revolutionise lithium production. The process is known as ‘Sileach’ and is undertaken at low temperatures and atmospheric pressures to achieve a low-energy, environmentally friendly, low-cost extraction of metals, in particular lithium, from silicate minerals. Cameron Perks, IM Correspondent, finds out more. Read More

  • Boart Longyear: Drilling through the downturn IM April 2016

    As the mining industry continues to struggle through an abnormally prolonged downcycle, Kasia Patel, North American Editor, speaks with equipment manufacturer Boart Longyear about how the company is shielding its business from the worst effects of the market trough. Read More

  • Technical ceramics: Perfecting the process IM March 2016

    Demand for technical ceramics has remained relatively stable over the last few years, but increasingly detailed customer specifications for these materials mean that manufacturers are having to become more flexible in their product designs. Kasia Patel, North American Editor, examines some of the new developments in manufacturing techniques. Read More

  • Metso and Outotec to cut workforce in market downturn IM February 2016

    Mining technology providers Metso and Outotec have completed employee negotiations and will begin restructuring by cutting a number of positions in Finland as both companies struggle to make savings in the capex downcycle. Read More

  • Research points to growth in mining equipment industry IM January 2016

    Slowing capex investment and fewer greenfield projects have resulted in lower 2015 sales for mining equipment providers. However, The Freedonia Group has predicted that there will be a rebound in demand out to 2019, Kasia Patel, North American Editor, reports. Read More

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