Graphite latest news

  • October 2016

    Talga edges towards graphene commercialisation

    31 October 2016

    The graphite and graphene firm reported a busy quarter, with its graphene business model outlined, a deal signed to investigate the use of graphene in polymer flow batteries and the commissioning of its phase two German plant.

  • Vesuvius ups 2017 savings target

    28 October 2016

    As the company’s exposure to the steel industry continues to bite, Vesuvius will close two plants in Italy and aims to rake up additional £5m in savings by the end of next year.

  • Imerys: ‘Low point of profits behind us’

    28 October 2016

    Imerys’ executives believe the most challenging phases in the market have now passed, as the company posts positive results and bets on the recent SPAR acquisition and the positive progress of the Alteo takeover to revamp its refractory and foundry operations.

  • Imerys post growth as refractories still challenging

    27 October 2016

    The positive injection of revenues from strategic acquisitions carried out in 2015 has been key for Imerys’ finances, as the company recorded improvement in both revenues and margins in the nine months of 2016. The refractory divisions remain weak, as the Alteo merger is hoped to be concluded by year-end.

  • Graphene output falls short of expectations in China

    27 October 2016

    Policy supports industry upgrades; only few producers able to operate; more shutdowns expected.

  • Pricing notice: Proposal to delist graphite grades

    25 October 2016

    Industrial Minerals proposes to delist a number of graphite prices at the end of November.

  • Chinese pour funding into graphite projects

    24 October 2016

    One of the three main graphite producing areas in China, Heilongjiang Province is home to a cluster of graphite processors whose operations to manufacture anode materials for lithium-ion batteries has attracted high investments from both local and central government.

  • China ramps up steel output in September

    21 October 2016

    Chinese crude steel output recorded a notable increase in September and led Asia figures to grow slightly while all other main regions saw reduced production.

  • Price Briefing 14-20 October 2016

    21 October 2016

    Fluorspar prices stable, iodine rates falling while chromite prices continues to appreciate.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 14 – 19 October

    19 October 2016

    A brief roundup of notable junior activities in the graphite and graphene industries.

  • Southern Graphite to expand production by 2017

    18 October 2016

    The world's largest amorphous graphite producer plans to build a new purification facility in southern China to increase production of high-purity graphite.

  • US calls on WTO to review China’s export caps

    14 October 2016

    Trade authorities in the US have requested the World Trade Organization to advance the settlement of disputes over China’s export restraints on key industrial raw materials that are claimed to be putting American businesses at a disadvantage.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 13 October 2016

    13 October 2016

    A brief roundup of notable junior activities in the graphite industry.

  • Logistics cost set to rise as China cuts truckload volume

    12 October 2016

    The Chinese ministry of transportation has cut the maximum truckload volume with effect from 21 September. This new regulation was set to raise logistic cost as it becomes more expensive to transport minerals from mine to port in China – one of the world’s biggest producers.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 4-11 October 2016

    11 October 2016

    A brief roundup of notable junior activities in the graphite industry.

  • Steel demand set to grow in '17, says worldsteel

    11 October 2016

    Steel consumption is expected to remain challenging in the next two years although China is looking better than it used to which, along with growth in emerging economies, is preventing further decreases in demand.

  • TanzOz bets on graphite market recovery

    10 October 2016

    The Australian explorer is bringing its graphite project online in one year’s time, hopeful that weak graphite prices would recover in the meantime. The company aims to capitalise on traceability, logistics and chemical-free processing to compete against Chinese exporters.

  • Improved enquiries fail to lift flake graphite prices

    07 October 2016

    Despite observing a surge in enquiries, suppliers failed to raise quotations for flake graphite material after facing greater resistance from industrial consumers.

  • Price Briefing 30 September - 7 October

    07 October 2016

    TiO2 prices increases in the US and China, antimony trioxide price drop following a spike in September, iodine value fell, chromite price increase while lithium annual contract talks stall. Graphite, bauxite and brown fused alumina price flat week-on-week.

  • PPG sells off flat glass arm to Vitro

    06 October 2016

    The sale includes four production facilities in the US, which would add to the existing sites that the Mexican flat glass manufacturer has across Latin America, central and North America.

  • RHI and Magnesita agree to merge

    06 October 2016

    The new company to be set up, RHI Magnesita, will have a foothold in Europe and Latin America and control the sourcing of key raw materials - such as magnesite-based DMB, CCM and DBD - used in refractory production, ensuring global supply with over 50 facilities.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 4 October

    04 October 2016

    A brief roundup of notable junior activitiy in the graphite industry.

  • China secures higher spherical graphite trade

    03 October 2016

    Spherical graphite exports show fresh signs of improvement as they reach five-year highs between January and August, gaining from improved demand in high-tech applications.

  • Calderys buys Swedish refractory service supplier

    03 October 2016

    The latest acquisition comes only a month after Caldery’s buyout of US monolithic refractory producer SPAR, and is seen as a way to integrate the refractory supply chain in the Nordics.

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