Year in Review 2011: Vermiculite

By Jack Elliott
Published: Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Palabora struggled to meet demand as potential successors outlined plans

Year 2011 could represent the calm before a supply storm in the global vermiculite market.

The ultra-light aggregate has seen one of the most turbulent years in recent memory. Fears of Palabora’s diminishing deposit have been expressed, China’s Xinlong Vermiculite Co. has resumed production, and budding producers Gulf Industrials and...

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