Supply Security Report: Mineral Sands
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...