RE13: Rare earths demand in Japan boosted by polishing

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Dysprosium use will fall off, demand expected to tail down

Japanese rare earths demand is expected to increase by 6% in 2013, led by a surge in the consumption of polishing material, delegates at this year's Rare Earths Conference in Hong Kong learned today.

 

Yasushi Wantabe, senior researcher at Japan’s Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment (IGRE), however said that...

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