Graphite latest news

  • October 2015

    Competition from coke hobbles amorphous graphite market

    30 October 2015

    Weak demand and excess production in the amorphous graphite sector is being exacerbated by stiff competition from low-cost coke products.

  • External growth delivers 11% revenue rise for Imerys despite plunge in proppants

    30 October 2015

    The French industrial minerals behemoth delivered revenue growth from acquisitions but its CEO conceded that the company has had a “difficult” year so far, led by declines in its oilfield business and slowing demand from some key geographies.

  • IM Graphite News in Brief 23 – 29 October

    29 October 2015

    BASF releases new graphite enhanced insulation foam; Energizer confirms Molo ore’s suitability for speciality foils; Magnis ties down POSCO MoU for Nachu project.

  • India’s domestic graphite production limited to low carbon flake

    26 October 2015

    With graphitic carbon levels below 5% in some mines and outdated beneficiation facilities, India’s graphite companies are only capable of supplying low quality flake graphite to local foundry and steel producers.

  • Queensland graphite explorer launches ASX float

    26 October 2015

    With its Mount Dromedary flake project in northwest Queensland, Graphitecorp is the latest graphite explorer to issue an IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange and enter the crowded junior mining sector. The company’s executive director says that now is a good time to join the race to supply this niche industry.

  • Magnezit partner Dalgraphite confirms 120m tonne resource at Soyuznoye

    26 October 2015

    The R5.6bn project in Russia’s Far East is expected to produce up to 40,000 tpa finished graphite products once the facility has been commissioned in 2019. Dalgraphite has secured initial funding from Russian refractories producer Magnezit but is now looking for the buy-in of other investors.

  • IM Graphite News in Brief 16 – 22 October

    22 October 2015

    Blackrock increases Mahenge exploration target; Caribou King announces name change; Seal of approval from US FDA to boost Morgan’s graphite-based product offerings.

  • Graphite exploration boom adds 3.7bn tonnes to global resource base

    22 October 2015

    Project numbers remain strong despite price falls, however questions hang over new markets with price and demand forecasts hinging on tech.

  • The graphite industry in 2015: Trends so far

    22 October 2015

    Demand slowdown compounding surplus with batteries yet to gain momentum; price inconsistencies to follow.

  • Heilongjiang begins construction of Rmb 1bn graphite technology park

    21 October 2015

    The city of Harbin in Heilongjiang has been chosen as the location for the new industrial R&D facility, which will be run by Wanxin. According to local media reports, the company has already established links with firms like Tesla and LG Chem as well as Russian research institutions to supply and co-develop advanced graphite products, including battery materials, graphene and carbon nanotubes.

  • Price Briefing 9 – 15 October

    16 October 2015

    Graphite and rare earths remain flat while lithium prices rise in China.

  • IM Graphite News in Brief 9 – 15 October

    15 October 2015

    StratMin completes first month of 24-hour production; Triton and Alabama upgrade resource estimates; Haydale receives European patent.

  • Chinese EV production increases threefold in first nine months of 2015

    15 October 2015

    Rising production and sales of both pure and plug-in battery-powered EVs are being supported by government investment in charging infrastructure, raising hopes that the trend will translate into higher demand for battery minerals.

  • The graphite industry in 2015: Trends so far

    14 October 2015

    Following a year of severe overcapacities, weak downstream demand and downwards pricing pressure, the first three quarters of 2015 have provided further challenges for graphite producers, despite declining Chinese flake graphite output.

  • IM Graphite News in Brief 2 – 8 October

    08 October 2015

    Eagle achieves promising battery graphite test results; Alba enters graphite space through Greenland deal; Morgan and NGI make progress on graphene testing.

  • Nigerian mining industry anticipates foreign investment

    07 October 2015

    According to the Minerals Association of Nigeria, a number of countries including Canada and Australia have expressed an interest in the development of Nigeria's mineral resources, which present a huge opportunity as around 80% of the country's mining takes place on a small scale.

  • Lower Li-ion costs will spur increased battery use, says Moody’s

    02 October 2015

    Demand for lithium batteries is expected to soar in line with an expansion in the number of applications for the increasingly economical technology, according to a report by the ratings agency.

  • IM Graphite News in Brief 25 September – 1 October

    01 October 2015

    Bass raises funds to progress StratMin deal; Hazer seeks to IPO on ASX; Alabama achieves high purities from Coosa ore.

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