Magnesia features

  • September 2002

    Tour De Force - France's minerals unearthed

    01 September 2002

    After the 15th Industrial Minerals International Congress, held in Paris in April, IM took to the road to meet some of France’s leading industrial mineral producers, and learn the latest on their activities. In the first part of this feature, three of France’s leading industrial minerals companies are profiled, each one a market leader in its field – calcium carbonate, barytes, talc and gypsum.

  • Paper PCC - Room for ful-fill-ment

    01 September 2002

    Paper consumes the majority of global precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) production. While the market for satellite PCC plants in woodfree uncoated paper is now quite mature in the west, and in North America particularly, there remains considerable room for expansion, both regionally and in other paper types. This feature reviews the current extent of PCC usage in paper, its attributes versus competing pigments, and the areas of greatest potential for further growth.

  • What's hot and what's not

    01 September 2002

    Latest refractory developments in the steel industry

  • Chinese mica - supply, demand & export

    01 September 2002

    Since the 1950s, great progress has been made in the exploitation of mica and mica products in China, not only for domestic demand, but also for export

  • Salt

    01 September 2002