CRM Innovation Network research indicates that search for critical raw material substitutes is vital

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 18 June 2015

A number of experts at the Substitution means Evolution conference held this week in Brussels have urged substitution of critical raw materials, such as antimony and fluorspar, owing to supply constraints and a higher than previously anticipated increase in demand by 2030.

By Martin Banks

The scarcity of critical raw materials (CRMs) and their economic importance for industrial production in key sectors such as machinery and chemicals makes it vital to explore substitutes to cut consumption and reliance on imports, delegates at the Substitution means Evolution conference held in Brussels heard yesterday. ...

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