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  • Published: 17 Oct 2014

    Through its JV with Kazatomprom, the company is preparing to go into commercial production of rare earths, most likely targeting Japanese demand driven by the advanced electronic market. However, project delays have cast doubts on targeted production, which was due to begin in 2013.

  • By Kasia Patel
    Published: 10 Oct 2014

    As this year’s TiO2 World Summit drew to a close, world leading aviation group, The Boeing Company, emphasised the need for accelerated weathering test methods to address future requirements of the aerospace industry.

  • By Kasia Patel
    Published: 02 Oct 2014

    At IM’s 2nd Frac Sands Conference in Minneapolis there was no doubt that demand for frac sand is growing due to increased activity in the oil and gas industry. However, the question was how to manage this growth and how the industry can work together with those opposing increased frac sand mining and fracking for the good of local communities.

  • By Emma Hughes
    Published: 24 Sep 2014

    While there are numerous challenges associated with developing new frac sand mines and facilities in Wisconsin and Minnesota, working together with government parties, industry and the local community could lead to more efficient regulations, according to speakers at the 2nd Frac Sands conference, held this week in Minneapolis, US.

  • Published: 18 Sep 2014

    Since reaching a peak in 2011, zircon prices have tumbled as substitution in ceramics and foundries uses ate into consumption rates. According to a new market report from Roskill, this trend towards substitution is now thought to be complete.

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