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  • September 2016

    China’s flake graphite exports jump in August 2016

    30 September 2016

    Trade Review: Natural flake graphite exports from China rose by 42.1% in August over the previous month leading total exports for the first eight months up by 0.6% vs. 2015; export values and average prices, however, displayed a sloping trend.

  • Directa Plus offers graphene-enhanced 3D printing material

    28 September 2016

    Italy-based Directa Plus has launched a new generation of polylactic acid-based graphene-enhanced filaments, manufactured using the company’s graphene-based product, which it says offers enhanced properties at a competitive price.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 28 September

    28 September 2016

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

  • Flat glass expansion to continue unabated

    27 September 2016

    Electronics and energy drive growth; Supply insufficient to meet demand; Concerns over price hike

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 22 – 26 September 2016

    26 September 2016

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

  • KGLL seeks partnership for graphite value addition

    26 September 2016

    Sri Lanka’s major graphite producer, Kahatagaha Graphite Lanka Limited, has rebutted claims that it is planning to sell off a 49% stake in its mine. The company is, however, seeking a business partner(s) for graphite value addition, KGLL's chairman told Industrial Minerals.

  • China to accelerate green mining development

    26 September 2016

    The Chinese minister of land and resources has said that the government is committed to developing an environmental friendly mining industry, and it will press ahead with plans to eliminate overcapacity and stockpiles.

  • Asia leads world steel production growth in August

    23 September 2016

    While China registered a 3% y-o-y increase in crude steel production, Japan managed growth at 1.5% from corresponding figures in 2015, with India topping the chart with a 9.4% increase in its crude steel production.

  • Cheap freight rates make Chinese graphite attractive

    23 September 2016

    Graphite buyers head towards China as low freight costs intensify competition amid weakening downstream demand; flake prices stable at current lows.

  • Price Briefing 16-22 September

    23 September 2016

    Most minerals' prices remained stable with little trading activities following the mid-autumn festival holiday in China. Imerys has raised its calcium carbonate prices while Orocobre expects its lithium prices to reach $10,000/tonne.

  • China's largest flake graphite mine found

    23 September 2016

    The resource is estimated to harbour over 300m tonnes flake graphite.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 14 – 21 September 2016

    21 September 2016

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

  • New anode material for Li-ion batteries developed

    20 September 2016

    South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has improved the performance of silicon-anode material for lithium-ion batteries by increasing natural graphite content in the composite to offer lighter and longer-lasting batteries.

  • Chinese downstream industries output in H1

    19 September 2016

    Data from the Association of China Refractories Industry highlights the performance of downstream industries that employ refractory products, including steelmaking, construction and nonferrous materials.

  • Price Briefing 9-16 September 2016

    16 September 2016

    Mineral sands prices moved up on increased activity in titanium dioxide and tighter supply from China; antimony trioxide continues to rise on the back of strength in antimony metal; suppliers of chemical grade chrome ore have raised their quotes further but the degree of acceptance from the market remains to be seen.

  • Excess supply keeps graphite prices down

    16 September 2016

    Graphite producers have received few enquiries over the past week as excess supply, excessive capacity and growing competition looms large over the weak trading environment.

  • Shrinking profits affect China's refractory makers

    16 September 2016

    The survival of Chinese refractory producers and exporters is jeopardised by persistant weak market conditions, which brought about a decrease in revenues and profit margins in the first half of 2016 and is causing immediate financial issues for operators.

  • Chinese refractory output drops in H1

    15 September 2016

    Production of refractory products in China suffered a slowdown in the first half of the year, while exports of refractory mineral raw materials also saw double-digit declines. Prices continue to edge downwards.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 06 – 14 September 2016

    14 September 2016

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

  • C4V to advise Magnis on battery development

    13 September 2016

    ASX-listed Magnis Resources has appointed Charge CCCV (C4V) as a core advisor for the development of natural graphite anode material for use in battery applications.

  • Recovery in natural graphite trades stalling

    12 September 2016

    With global demand stagnating in a continually weak market, prices for high-purity grades remain unmoved while excessive capacity of low purity grades could see a greater price disparity moving into Q4 2016.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 31 August – 05 September 2016

    05 September 2016

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

  • Calderys acquires monolithic refractory maker

    02 September 2016

    Alabama-headquartered SPAR Inc. has been acquired by Calderys USA, which is aiming to further extend its reach in North American markets.

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