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  • A clear uptrend in the glass market

    Led by a revival in North American sales, the outlook for the global flat glass market remains positive – as it also does for the container sector. Manufacturers will need to fork out more for raw materials, though, Ross Davies finds. Read More

  • Asbury's 'King Carbon' has more to achieve in graphite sector

    “I’ve always enjoyed brainstorming ideas with engineers, asking what else we can develop using graphite.” Stephen Riddle, chief executive officer of Asbury Carbons, speaks to Rose Pengelly about his passion for carbon, and why even four decades of experience does not mean you have seen everything in graphite. Read More

  • Evolving global lithium supply

    Demand for battery raw materials has led lithium producers to increase their total production volumes while looking to diversify their investments in different lithium operations to ramp production up faster and diminish asset risk. Read More

  • Marine cargo transhipment solutions for mining companies

    Mining companies have been given several solutions to reduce transport costs, including no need for tugs, which reduces onshore infrastructure, and keeping vessel sizes in a range of 22,000-60,000 dwt that would mean project development is faster, easier and cheaper. Read More

  • The peaks and troughs of Eurasian mining

    Turkey is the standout performer in Eurasia’s industrial minerals industry but its economic recession is affecting the wider region. Rose Pengelly looks at what neighboring countries are doing to boost their domestic mining sectors. Read More