Bromine features

  • The peaks and troughs of Eurasian mining IM May - June 2019

    Turkey is the standout performer in Eurasia’s industrial minerals industry but its economic recession is affecting the wider region. Rose Pengelly looks at what neighboring countries are doing to boost their domestic mining sectors. Read More

  • Russia to revive Tyumen iodine and bromine project IM November 2015

    The Cherkashinskoye industrial site in Tyumen Oblast was assessed for iodine and bromine production from mineral-rich brines towards the end of the Soviet era, but a lack of funding and appropriate technologies scuppered the project. Now, locally-based Tyumen Resources Co. is seeking to deploy a unique new method for extracting iodine, with the support of the local university and regional government, Vladislav Vorotnikov, IM Correspondent, reports. Read More

  • Europe’s SMEs told not to fear tightening REACH chemicals legislation IM November 2015

    The 2018 phase three deadline for registering chemicals made or imported into the EU in quantities of 1 tonne or more threatens to add administrative and financial costs to a layer of small companies, which until now have been below the REACH radar. However, policy experts say that the legislation will not unduly encumber Europe’s chemical competitiveness, Laura Syrett, Acting Editor, finds. Read More

  • Coatings turn to new products IM April 2015

    Changes in regulation and customer preference are driving the emergence of exciting new products in the coatings industry, but behind the headlines many producers are concerned about weaknesses in key consuming sectors. Read More

  • Summer holiday for agriminerals, no break for mineral sands IM August 2014

    Agrimineral demand recovery continues as flame retardant chemical price growth stutters; no gains in sight for mineral sands Read More

  • Prices lag rising consumption in industrial markets while speciality grades look up IM June 2014

    Bauxite values stable following Q1 price rises; Paper grade kaolin prices increase as costs bite; Rutile “tough” business in China-led market Read More

  • Rare earths bucking the trend as other markets decline IM October 2013 issue

    The majority of the industrial mineral industry is still waiting for the post-summer resumption of buying activity to take effect, pricing information gathered by IM in September suggests. Read More

  • Chemophobia can’t keep bromine down IM July 2013

    Bromine might have had a bad press recently, but health concerns about brominated chemicals coupled with weak demand from traditional markets is driving the chemicals industry to up its game, Laura Syrett discovers. Read More

  • Price Briefing: Lithium prices “expected to be flat” for 2013, says FMC while rare earths dip IM June 2013

    Soda ash price increase expected, while bromine prices slide lower Read More

  • Industrial Minerals Prices July 2012 July 2012

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  • End User Focus: Minerals’ flame gain August 2011

    The emerging markets’ hunger for commodities promises to drive long-term demand for flame retardants with mineral raw materials underpinning this sector, as Professor Roger Rothon discusses here Read More

  • European rock and role February Issue 2009

    The EU’s position in global mineral supply, commodity trends, EU industries and policies, and future challenges are examined by Linda Hetherington and Andrew Bloodworth Read More

  • Flame retardants Mg[OH]2 February Issue 2006

    Mineral-based products play an important role in the modern flame retardants market.  For magnesium hydroxide, a relative newcomer to the business, there is plenty of growth potential provided new technical solutions are available Read More

  • EU H&S policy February Issue 2006

    SMEs are at the core of the EU’s entrepreneurship policy revamp. Michelle Wyart-Remy, IMA Europe General- Secretary, describes the problems industrial minerals SMEs may encounter when facing the EU health and safety programme. Read More

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