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  • July 2017

    Syrah to develop battery anode materials with US startup

    31 July 2017

    Syrah Resources and Cadenza Innovation will develop and test anode materials for the lithium-ion battery market, for application in electric vehicles and grid.

  • Morgan Advanced Materials profits soar on divestments

    31 July 2017

    But the company reports a sharp drop in revenue from its defence business due to lower demand.

  • Imerys Graphite to increase carbon black prices

    31 July 2017

    The price of conductive carbon black materials - which are supplied to end markets including batteries and polymers - will increase from September.

  • Chinese graphite prices keep rising

    31 July 2017

    Plus mesh graphite grades have posted another sharp increase by end-July while minus mesh grades have stabilised.

  • Saint-Gobain boosts sales, profits in H1

    28 July 2017

    Demand for flat glass and construction materials continued to rise in the first half of the year, as the several acquisitions carried out by the company over the past year led to positive group effect and injected extra turnover.

  • Higher steel production supports Vesuvius’ H1

    27 July 2017

    Rising steel output globally in the first half of 2017 supported Vesuvius’ sales to steelmakers, leading to higher profits and turnover, but rising raw material prices are a concern.

  • Imerys ups revenue, profit in H1

    27 July 2017

    Both divisions active in refractories, High Resistance Minerals and Energy Solutions & Specialties, returned to growth following a sluggish performance in 2016, while Ceramic Materials was weighed down by weak kaolin sales.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 10 – 24 July

    24 July 2017

    A brief roundup of notable activity in the graphite industry, with news from Great Lakes Graphite, Kibaran Resources, Alabama Graphite and Nouveau Monde Graphite.

  • Price briefing 14 – 20 July

    21 July 2017

    Chinese graphite prices rebound following sharp decline when China scrapped export tax in January; Closure of numerous small mines in China supports ilmenite market; European producer Alteo to increase price on all speciality alumina products; Global antimony trioxide price drop; IM spodumene delisting notice

  • Chinese graphite prices rebound on output cut

    21 July 2017

    Prices for some graphite grades in China have rebounded since the country's export tax was cancelled in January.

  • China’s spherical graphite exports lose ground in April

    07 July 2017

    The average value of coated and uncoated spherical graphite out of China dipped below the $3,000/tonne mark in April as volumes shipped declined from the record highs seen in March.

  • Fujian province puts focus on graphite and graphene

    07 July 2017

    Fujian province in the south of China has announced that the city of Sanming will be the centre for development of its graphene industry.

  • Steel production up 2% in May

    07 July 2017

    Global steel output rose in May as increases from China, the US, Turkey and Brazil offset declines in Europe, worldsteel data show.

  • Tanzania expands government’s oversight on local mining

    06 July 2017

    Updated legislation will entitle the government to a large free carry interest in mining projects and give it the power to renegotiate existing mining agreements, while a commission appointed by the president will be tasked with issuing and suspending permits and licenses. Industrial minerals seem so far unaffected.

  • Volvo to produce only EVs, hybrids from 2019

    05 July 2017

    A drive towards electric vehicle production by the carmaker will support demand for industrial minerals including lithium and rare earths.

  • Syrah’s graphite mine setup 90% complete

    04 July 2017

    First graphite production at the Balama project in Mozambique remains scheduled for August.

  • Seven things we learnt at AABC17

    03 July 2017

    Industrial Minerals attended the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) in San Francisco in June. Here are seven things we learnt at the event, which brought together all parts of the supply chain from lithium and cobalt producers to battery makers to car manufacturers:

  • Brazilian graphite exports fall by one-third

    03 July 2017

    US demand for Brazilian natural graphite – flake and powder – dropped sharply this year although a number of destinations in continental Europe increased their imports in January to May.

  • Electric Super Highway takes off in Cairns

    03 July 2017

    Australian Energy Minister Mark Bailey inaugurated on 26 June the first of 60 electric vehicle fast charging stations planned for different locations from the Gold Coast to the Far North.