Supply Security Report: Mineral Sands

By IM Staff
Published: Saturday, 21 May 2016

Mineral sands industry sentiment has been a mixed bag throughout 2015 and into 2016. Cameron Perks, IM Correspondent, takes a look at the ups and downs of 2015 and asks whether mineral sands markets will register any improvements in 2016.

The heavy mineral sands market, including zircon and the titanium minerals ilmenite, leucoxene and rutile, has been a challenging one for primary material producers in 2015. While depressed markets in titanium dioxide (TiO2) have caused the shutdown of some mines and processing plants, others have touted the robust medium to...

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