Indian mica: A glittering past but an uncertain future
Published: Saturday, 26 September 2015
Mica production in India has a proud history, but changes in end market demand have raised a question mark over the industry’s future. Sunder Singh, IM Correspondent, takes a look at trends in the domestic industry and how Indian suppliers are being encouraged to produce more value-added products for new markets in an effort to offset falling global demand.
India has for many years enjoyed a global monopoly on the
production and export of mica, particularly sheet mica.
However, in the last few years the country has seen a steady
reduction in both its mica production and exports. This
declining trend can be attributed to a fall in demand...