Magnesia features

  • September 2003

    Body building with borates

    01 September 2003

    The use of borates in ceramics dates back centuries, and they are a fundamental part of glazes and frits. However, Simon Cookof Borax Europe reveals a significant new application for borates in strengthening ceramic tile bodies.

  • A feast of feldspar

    01 September 2003

    Leftovers and rich pickings appear to be the order of the day for the Western feldspar industry. While ceramics and glass stick it out as main course favourites, the fillers market has emerged as a tasty side dish.

  • By special demand - Ceramic kaolin and clay supply

    01 September 2003

    Ceramics manufacture has shifted to lower cost regions, while raw material kaolin and clay supply is still largely rooted in traditional centres of production. Martin Stentifordexplains the reasons, and why this may change in the long term.

  • Bauxite's strength in diversity

    01 September 2003

    Non-refractory bauxite high volume users - BFA and cemet - are suffering sluggish demand.  But it's a versatile mineral, and a range of smaller markets provides, opportunities for growth.

  • Changing tracks - wollastonite

    01 September 2003

    A switch in demand from commodity to high value wollastonite grades has prompted producers to target new markets

  • Painting the mineral picture

    01 September 2003

    Faced with poor economics and mature traditional markets, the European coatings industry is looking east for growth opportunities. So too, argues Terry Knowles of Information Research, must paint mineral suppliers.

  • Andalusite

    01 September 2003

  • A Union of cement and fused alumina

    01 September 2003

  • The new lord of SiC?

    01 September 2003

  • Madagascan minsands

    01 September 2003

  • Canadian developments

    01 September 2003

  • Silica - in the line of fire

    01 September 2003

  • Refractories

    01 September 2003