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  • June 2018

    Price Briefing: June 21 - 28

    29 June 2018

    GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade hydroxide price decline accelerates in stagnant market; Robust demand from EU refractories producers supports graphite prices; Haicheng govt redoubles efforts to unify fragmented magnesia sector; prices steady this week; European acidspar market tightness pushes buyers to China; prices firm there; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch dried and bagged foundry chromite price, amend two prices

  • Robust demand from EU refractories producers supports graphite prices

    29 June 2018

    High demand for +894 flake graphite material, one of the main grades used by European refractories producers, has boosted prices although other grades are unchanged.

  • Graphene 2018: Scalability dilemma leaves industry struggling to expand

    28 June 2018

    Scaling up graphene capacity is necessary to ensure a more standardized approach to mass markets but high costs remain a deterrent for potential users, dampening demand growth, delegates in Dresden said.

  • CIBF2018: Things we learned

    28 June 2018

    Industrial Minerals looks at the three key things we learned at the China International Battery Fair (CIBF) 2018 biennial conference in Shenzhen, China on May 22-24.

  • Qingdao graphite production resumes gradually, prices hold steady

    15 June 2018

    Graphite producers in Qingdao in Shandong Province on the east coast of China have resumed operations gradually in recent days after the end of the SCO summit.

  • IM Congress 2018: What we learned

    14 June 2018

    Here are some takeaways from the 24th IM Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, that took place over June 5-7.

  • Blue Sky Protection Campaign: China’s new environmental regulations 2018-2019

    14 June 2018

    China’s government has launched a new round of environmental inspections for heavy industries across the country, with the tighter regulations expected to lend support to prices for most industrial minerals produced in the targeted regions.

  • IM24: China supply issues are a ‘leading cause of concern’ for market participants

    12 June 2018

    Companies in the industrial minerals sector have lamented the current difficulties in planning and sourcing because of the continuing disruptions to export flows out of China of minerals such as bauxite, alumina and graphite, with the industry disheartened about prospects for a return to normal any time soon.

  • IM24: Graphite to stay dominant in lithium battery anodes

    11 June 2018

    Graphite will continue to be the preferred material for battery anodes, with growth in electric vehicle (EV) output forecast to generate around 16% growth in graphite demand by 2025.

  • Graphite industry prepares to spread risk beyond China

    08 June 2018

    After a year in 2017 that was characterized by drastic supply cuts and rising prices in the graphite industry, 2018 to date seems to be continuing in a similar direction. The industry is keen to ensure security of supply throughout the chain, and is pushing for origins outside China to support a more balanced market.

  • CIBF2018: Things we learned at the battery conference

    01 June 2018

    Industrial Minerals looks at the three key things we learned at the China International Battery Fair (CIBF) 2018 biennial conference in Shenzhen, China on May 22-24.

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