Graphite latest news

  • June 2015

    Negative growth in global graphite production

    29 June 2015

    Production update: Fragile industrial markets have created a hostile demand environment causing prices and production to collapse; nevertheless the industry remains optimistic over emerging applications of high-end grade products

  • China releases second list of qualified graphite production companies

    29 June 2015

    The subsequent group of accredited producers follows an initial list of graphite businesses which passed the necessary industry entrance conditions in 2013. The latest round expands the number of approved suppliers from 15 to 25, but these will face even stricter operating conditions the previous set of qualifiers.

  • Canadian cleantech mineral firms tout for investment in London

    26 June 2015

    Investors have been meeting with the management of Orbite, Argex and Zenyatta in London as the Canada-based producers seek to set themselves apart from the milieu of mining companies with their new technology growth potential.

  • IM Graphite News in Brief 19 – 25 June

    25 June 2015

    Flinders halts operations at Woxna until markets improve; Focus signs offtakes with graphene partner business; Valence commences operational graphite production.

  • China may not be in for a green car boom despite surge in Shanghai EV sales

    23 June 2015

    Chinese EV sales doubled last year to 50,000 units, with Shanghai leading the way thanks to government incentives to drive cleaner cars. However, a lack of charging infrastructure and a possible identity problem for brands like Tesla means that the country is not expecting EVs to come close to conventional car sales before the end of the decade.

  • StratMin-Tirupati deal a new model for graphite mining

    22 June 2015

    The public-private partnership establishes an unconventional funding situation for the JV, reassuring StratMin investors with the addition of expertise while offering Tirupati its first exposure to capital markets.

  • IM Graphite News in Brief 12 – 18 June

    18 June 2015

    StratMin teams up with Tirupati in Madagascar; ex-Focus CEO moves to Alabama; Krakatoa closes in on Indonesian projects.

  • GIFA 2015: China’s foundry market a “lion’s den” for Western companies

    17 June 2015

    Suppliers from outside China looking to crack the Asian giant’s foundry sector face ruthless negotiation on prices, as higher quality, specialised materials prove to have limited sway in an industry under pressure from weakness in the metals markets.

  • Heilongjiang opens tender for graphite processing project at Liumao mine

    15 June 2015

    The auction of the right to extract and process graphite from one of China’s oldest graphite mines follows two earlier tenders in the province, which is one of the biggest graphite producing regions in the world. The local government hopes that by opening up the industry to market forces, the sector will rapidly mature and increase its profits.

  • Shifting refractories demand to determine flake graphite consumption

    12 June 2015

    The slowdown in steel manufacturing and a shift in consumption patterns will decide whether refractories will continue to remain a growth market for flake graphite.

  • Price Briefing 5 – 11 June

    12 June 2015

    Undercutting weakens fluorspar prices; graphite and rare earths continue downward trend; magnesia prices remain stable.

  • IM Graphite News in Brief 5 – 11 June

    11 June 2015

    Kibaran upgrades Epanko resource to measured and indicated status; Graphite One buys more claims in Alaska.

  • Graphene fervour cools in China

    10 June 2015

    Despite official messages of support for the industry, China’s graphene producers are beginning to succumb to the fatigue which has affected proponents of the technology elsewhere in the world, owing to a lack of viable downstream markets for the nanocarbon.

  • Graphite Price Tracker: May 2015

    10 June 2015

    IM outlines the key flake graphite price trends seen in Q1 2015

  • Vector Resources pulls out of business combination with Ontario Graphite

    08 June 2015

    CPC Vector’s agreement with privately held Ontario Graphite was likely to have been aimed at giving the graphite developer a leg-up in its long hunt to secure funds to reopen the Kearney graphite mine, which had been due to restart operations in Q4 2013. The collapse of the deal puts Kearney’s renaissance even further out of reach.

  • London one step closer to Li-ion powered 'Boris Bike' network

    05 June 2015

    London's prospective adoption of Li-ion battery-powered bikes will not affect global demand for Li-ion batteries on its own, but the presence of city bike schemes worldwide suggests there is great scope for expansion.

  • Price Briefing 29 May – 4 June

    05 June 2015

    Antimony and zircon flat while graphite prices dip by nearly a third from Q1 levels.

  • IM Graphite News in Brief 29 May – 4 June

    04 June 2015

    Zenyatta publishes PEA to mixed response; Syrah confirms feasibility of Balama.

  • StratMin: An eligible challenger?

    02 June 2015

    With a new CEO at the helm, the AIM-listed Madagascan graphite miner is open to collaboration offers as it seeks to broaden both its operational footprint and shareholder base, with eyes on India and Australia.

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