Mineral consumption in Chinese rubber industry balloons

By Albert Li
Published: Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The rubber industry is expanding in China, resulting in extra demand for key industrial minerals including talc and calcium carbonate.

Rubber consumption in China increased by 20.5% between 2012 and 2014, to 8.8m tonnes, delegates attending the annual meeting of the China Non-Metallic Minerals Industry Association (CNMIA) in Xi’an, Shaanxi, were told last week.

Jiangtao Wu, director of the Beijing Research & Design Institute of Rubber Industry, explained...

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