Magnesia features

  • July 2002

    Mexico - Still a place in the sun?

    01 July 2002

    With a truly global importance in reserves and production of celestite and fluorspar, Mexico occupies a special place in the industrial minerals world. However, this is not where its influence ends. The country is a major producer of feldspar and silica supplying the rapidly growing domestic ceramics and glass industries.

  • Abrasive bauxite - Giving proppants the nod

    01 July 2002

    This feature looks at some of the world’s biggest and newest sources of abrasive bauxite, and reviews the state of traditional and growth markets.

  • Having a blast - Evaluating abrasive minerals

    01 July 2002

    The aim of this paper is to present an integrated methodology for the evaluation of industrial minerals as blast cleaning abrasives. The following case study proves the viability of a number of industrial minerals as high performance blast cleaning abrasives.

  • GCC in China

    01 July 2002

    The search and exploitation of high quality marble in China is being driven by demand of the papermakers for high quality ground calcium carbonate (GCC) for filler and coating applications. A major area for new paper capacity is the Yangtze region where companies such as APP China, Stora Enso, and UPM-Kymmene are already present

  • Perlite

    01 July 2002