Halloysite features

  • A bright future for halloysite? IM July-August 2016

    HNTs are naturally occurring structures within deposits of the mineral halloysite. Although they are already widely used in ceramics, new research into HNTs is revealing their potential for use in applications ranging from cancer drugs to animal feed, Frank Hart explains. Read More

  • Worldwide halloysite deposits, production and market developments IM February 2015

    Halloysite’s main application in ceramics is a traditional market, but new research into high-tech industries such as nanotubes will require scarcer, higher purity material. Ian Wilson* examines some of the main deposits around the world and discusses new opportunities. Read More

  • Advances in medical uses for alumino-silicate clay minerals IM September 2014

    Frank Hart* addreses the importance of clays in medicine, including kaolin used to cure stomach upset and the promising future of halloysite nanotubes. Read More

  • Mineral-based gas adsorbents: the halloysite example IM July 2014 issue

    Halloysite has found niche applications in a variety of industries, and one such example is the use of halloysite nanotubes for gas component adsorption. Read More

  • End User Focus: Cutting edge minerals January Issue 2013

    Medical applications for minerals might not be the main market driving factor or the biggest consideration for producers, but speciality applications in the medical industry are undeniably important for our everyday lives and advances in healthcare Read More

  • End User Focus: Playing ceramic catch-up July 2012

    There are three main sectors for production of ceramics in the world: porcelain/tableware, sanitaryware and tiles. In all of these markets, China is the world’s leading producer and consumer and it is just the global ceramic tiles sector that will be considered in the following. Read More

  • End User Focus: China’s sanitaryware dominance continues May 2011

    In just over 25 years, China’s sanitaryware industry has grown more than 2,000% to 174.1m. pieces. Eileen Hao and Ian Wilson outline the country’s main producers and examine growth challenges for the future Read More

  • Pharma-minerals focus August 2010

    The versatility of non-metallic minerals ensures they remain central to pharmaceuticals developments Read More

  • Minerals' plastic future November Issue 2008

    Innovations are expanding markets for mineral use in plastics, demand for which is forecast to rise in the long term. Alison Russell reviews trends in plastics usage and end markets, and industrial mineral consumption Read More

  • Functional Fillers 2008 November Issue 2008

    A report on the 16th Functional Fillers conference organised by Intertech-Pira, held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on 22-24 September 2008, and comprised 16 papers spread over four sessions, plus optional seminars on plastic fillers selection and flame retardants. Read More

  • Made in the USA May Issue 2008

    The US industrial minerals industry is in rude health: M&A activity is strong, there is increasing interest from private equity and overseas players, and new projects are under development. Read More

  • Tubular clays March Issue 2008

    Rare, sophisticated, and upmarket, halloysite leads on the catwalks of clay. Gerry Clarke explains how this unique mineral shows much promise for new generation markets Read More

  • Nanominerals: the realities, highlights and trends November Issue 2007

    Nanotechnology has become a “megatrend“ of the 21st century, and its impact on mineral development is gaining momentum. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? Joachim Schomburg, explores the realities, and highlights trends in nanominerals Read More

  • Nanominerals aim big May Issue 2006

    Nanotechnology holds the key to the future of advanced applications for industrial minerals. While numerous minerals can perform on a nano-scale, clays, halloysite in particular, are attracting considerable attention. Matthew Brace explains why Read More

  • EU H&S policy February Issue 2006

    SMEs are at the core of the EU’s entrepreneurship policy revamp. Michelle Wyart-Remy, IMA Europe General- Secretary, describes the problems industrial minerals SMEs may encounter when facing the EU health and safety programme. Read More

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