30 August 2016
Destocking of excessive inventories amid dwindling industrial demand has not only pushed China’s aluminium fluoride exports down to their lowest in last two-and-a-half years but also seen average prices reaching under $1,000/tonne mark threatening potential recovery in the fluorine supply chain.
25 August 2016
Global demand for flat glass is forecast to continue increasing as end markets in electronics and energy applications expand, although the pace of growth is expected to decelerate compared with previous years due to the slowdown in China. With insufficient supply, higher prices will be a concern.
19 August 2016
Ahead of the US presidential election in November, democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has appointed former interior secretary, Ken Salazar, to chair her presidential transition team - a move that was seen by some as positive for the struggling fracking industry.
18 August 2016
At the 2016 China Nonmetallic Minerals Industry Conference held in Guilin in late July, organised by China's Nonmetallic Minerals Industry Association (CNMIA), a number of industry figures outlined key targets that the nonmetallic mineral sector needs to take to ensure its future.
15 August 2016
With fluorspar downstream prices facing demand side pressure compounded by significant inventories, the raw material continues to lose the market against low-priced downstream products – a trend mainly prevalent in aluminium fluoride – as aggressive price undercutting spreads.
09 August 2016
The chemicals producer reported weaker revenue figures across its titanium dioxide and fluorochemicals divisions, though a cost cutting programme meant its bottom line saw no decline. The company also said it will hike its TiO2 prices from September.
05 August 2016
IM outlines the key acidspar price trends seen in H1 2016.
03 August 2016
Masan Resources has agreed to co-operate with an environmental impact inspection by Vietnam's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) as it insists that operations at it's Nui Phao project meet international standards countering concerns raised by local residents.
01 August 2016
Mexican fluorochemical producer has reported a loss in Q2 amid weaker revenue and sales owing to currency fluctuations, weakening resin prices and the aftermath of the explosion at Pajaritos petrochemical plant in Veracruz.