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  • August 2016

    China maintains downstream graphite focus

    31 August 2016

    While stagnant growth in China’s natural flake graphite exports in the first seven months of 2016 backs up the slowing trade in traditional buying markets, spherical graphite exports register a 23.5% growth during the same period.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 23 August – 30 August

    30 August 2016

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

  • Price briefing 19-25 August 2016

    26 August 2016

    Trading remains quiet in iodine and graphite as prices edge down further, while some fused alumina production is resuming in China following weeks of shutdown. Market activities are expected to increase in the coming weeks as the European holiday season comes to an end.

  • Low-priced offers clog Indian graphite industry

    25 August 2016

    Competition has intensified in the Indian graphite space as additional capacities from Madagascar and Brazil hit domestic producers hard in a sluggish trading environment.

  • Flat glass expansion to continue unabated

    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.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 18 August – 23 August

    23 August 2016

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

  • Oriana Resources and Graphene Lighting deal falls through

    22 August 2016

    The cancellation of the deal between the two companies means that Graphene Lighting Plc will not become an Oriana subsidiary while Oriana will need to seek another route to becoming a Tier 1 or Tier 2 issuer on the NEX board of the exchange.

  • Bass Metals takes control of graphite mine

    22 August 2016

    Bass Metals has completed it's purchase of the Graphmada graphite mine, making it the only ASX-listed company to produce and sell graphite concentrates.

  • EU takes action over China export duties

    22 August 2016

    EU launches third legal case against China, who has argued that “restrictions protect environment”.

  • Chinese nonmetallic industry participants outline targets to 2020

    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.

  • Ilika, Johnson Matthey to team up on Li-S battery

    17 August 2016

    The three-year project aims to overcome some of the existing issues in the development of lithium-sulphur batteries that have so far prevented their commercialisation, despite the technology being slated as the successor to lithium-ion due to its superior energy density.

  • Talga Resources delivers first graphene product

    17 August 2016

    ASX-listed advanced materials company Talga Resources has delivered its first value-added graphene-based product to a coatings company, which will now test and assess the metal pre-treatment coating.

  • Seven Refractories to join Dalmia in Indian JV

    16 August 2016

    The Slovenian monolithic refractory maker sees the partnership with the Indian supplier as strategic to pursuing its growth plans in the promising Indian steelmaking market.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 10 August – 16 August

    16 August 2016

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

  • IATA calls for tougher enforcement of Li-ion transport rules

    16 August 2016

    In conjunction with various battery trade groups, the international transport association is pushing governments to tighten up adherence to international regulations on lithium battery transportation in a bid to stamp out “rogue traders”. The groups are concerned that without a crackdown, airlines may move to unilaterally ban Li-ion battery shipments.

  • Will India’s steel roadmap benefit upstream markets?

    10 August 2016

    India’s Ministry of Steel has been reviewing its roadmap to protect the domestic steel sector. However, the measures may not be enough to revive the country’s ailing steel industry, failing to address demand for refractories or refractory raw materials.

  • BASF, Toda Kogyo in collaboration talks over cathode businesses

    10 August 2016

    The two companies are looking at pooling their CAM assets in North America in anticipation of strong growth in the Li-ion battery sector.

  • EV watch: Cobalt prices rise as consumer interest mounts

    09 August 2016

    IM and sister publication Metal Bulletin track the latest news and developments in the electric vehicle sector, and monitor the price moves in lithium and cobalt – essential raw materials for the all-important batteries.

  • Focus achieves 99.99% purified flake graphite

    09 August 2016

    Canada-based Focus Graphite has managed to achieve 99.99% purity level of fine flake graphite sourced from its Lac Knife deposits in Quebec, for the highly purified materials’ consumption in lithium-ion batteries.

  • Kibaran to supply graphite to Japan’s Sojitz

    08 August 2016

    Kibaran Resources will supply Sojitz with natural flake graphite sourced from the Epanko project in Tanzania. The volumes from the 14,000 tpa deal will target the refractories markets as well as the Li-ion battery sector.

  • Price Briefing 29 July – 4 August 2016

    05 August 2016

    Chinese TiO2 producers announced ninth price hike; graphite trading slows in the summer season, while Chinese chromite buyers hold back from the market; stricter anti-pollution checks in China are continuing to hit on fused minerals production, and reduced output has supported prices.

  • Slow graphite market stunts price recovery

    05 August 2016

    Weakening transaction volumes, excessive inventories and slowing industrial activity continue to plague graphite price recovery, forcing producers to trade at even lower levels.

  • Weak commodity prices hit AMG’s Q2 turnover

    04 August 2016

    AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group reported weak revenues for Q2 as double-digit drops in commodity prices affected its critical materials segment. The impact was partially offset by higher revenues in engineering.

  • China’s amorphous exports slump in H1 2016

    02 August 2016

    Dwindling industrial activity and slowing growth in demand from steel saw exports of amorphous graphite slump in January to June 2016.

  • Hazer produces high purity synthetic graphite

    02 August 2016

    ASX-listed technology development company, Hazer Group, has succeeded in producing synthetic graphite with 99% TGC from its proprietary Hazer Process, which enables the effective conversion of natural gas and similar feedstocks into high quality graphite. The company plans to pitch the high-grade graphite to the rapidly growing lithium-ion battery market.

  • Tesla to buy Solar City for $2.6bn

    01 August 2016

    The move brings together solar energy production, energy storage and electric vehicle production in a bid to vertically integrate across the energy supply chain.

  • Volt confirms jumbo flake graphite in Tanzania

    01 August 2016

    ASX-listed graphite exploration company, Volt Resources’, metallurgical test-work results have confirmed the presence of 81.3% of the super jumbo, jumbo and large flake graphite distribution at its Namangale project in Tanzania, with which the company aims to supply lithium-ion battery manufacturers.

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