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  • Critical materials show mixed price performance in 2014

    Saturday, 10 January 2015

    Falling energy prices hit demand for cleantech minerals; CRMs on par with base and precious metals in 2014

  • Oilfield minerals - a shifting landscape

    Tuesday, 27 May 2014

    North American demand for oilfield minerals has never been stronger, but now other countries, such as China, are looking to increase their production of oil and gas from shale reserves. As a result, the global proppant and drilling mud industries are seeing changes in traditional supply chain patterns, exacerbated by new regulations and changes to product requirements, Emma Hughes, Deputy Editor and Nilima Choudhury, Chief Reporter, discover.

  • Lithium’s clay play

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010

    Western Lithium is vying to break into the industry’s elite through the world’s first production of lithium from hectorite clay, timing it to coincide with an expected demand boom from the electric car market

  • Minerals' plastic future

    Monday, 03 November 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

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