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  • MDL Q3 finished product output rises, slag production increasing

    Thursday, 26 October 2017

    The miner has reported strong market conditions as GCO’s finished goods production increase 12.7% and TTI titanium slag output is up 8%.

  • Saint-Gobain boosts sales, profits in H1

    Friday, 28 July 2017

    Demand for flat glass and construction materials continued to rise in the first half of the year, as the several acquisitions carried out by the company over the past year led to positive group effect and injected extra turnover.

  • Court-ordered inspectors search mineral sand warehouses in Tamil Nadu

    Friday, 19 May 2017

    A ban on mineral sands from Tamil Nadu will remain in place, during a court-ordered inspection of inventories, in an ongoing spat over alleged illegal mining.

  • Construction boosts Q1 sales for Martin Marietta

    Wednesday, 03 May 2017

    Higher demand for aggregates was seen in southern US states, as sales of cement and building materials were supported by the strengthening of construction and infrastructure across the country – a driver that the company believes will persist in the coming months.

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  • The rise of the superabrasives

    Thursday, 06 September 2018

    Automotive manufacturers are demanding better accuracy and longer life from abrasive tools, and this has created an opportunity for a new family of high-performance synthetic abrasives, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Rose Pengelly discovers.

  • Feeling the rub: Asian abrasives continue to challenge Western suppliers

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    Cheap Chinese alumina has been undercutting abrasives prices and output in North America and elsewhere for several years, but recent supply restrictions in China could reverse this trend, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Rose Pengelly discovers.

  • On the way up: Industrial minerals in India

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    India has recorded economic growth of around 7% per year in the past three years. But while it has significant resources of some of the most widely used industrial minerals, this sector has shown only modest growth, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Sunder Singh discovers.

  • Cut and thrust in the global abrasives market

    Monday, 22 August 2016

    The global abrasives market is a fairly steady one, but new innovations in application technology are helping to compensate for areas of shrinking demand, Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, discovers.

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