Nepheline Syenite features

  • Norway’s mining strategy to attract exploration IM March 2014 issue

    The Norwegian government is seeking to attract miners to the country and has developed a strategy for the minerals industry to do this by promoting the country’s deposits and publicising the industries that are already in place and working. Read More

  • End User Focus: Playing ceramic catch-up July 2012

    There are three main sectors for production of ceramics in the world: porcelain/tableware, sanitaryware and tiles. In all of these markets, China is the world’s leading producer and consumer and it is just the global ceramic tiles sector that will be considered in the following. Read More

  • End User Focus: China’s sanitaryware dominance continues May 2011

    In just over 25 years, China’s sanitaryware industry has grown more than 2,000% to 174.1m. pieces. Eileen Hao and Ian Wilson outline the country’s main producers and examine growth challenges for the future Read More

  • Saudi Arabia minerals review June 2009 issue

    Seeking Saudi mineral potential: A shift in national policy to diversify into non-oil resources has prompted domestic development and overseas interest in Saudi Arabia’s considerable wealth of untapped industrial minerals Read More

  • Filler minerals: Auto doom & gloom stalls market April issue 2009

    IM reports on the 4th High Performance Fillers for Polymer Composites conference, held 4-5 March 2009 in Barcelona, Spain, covering market outlook, new filler grades, plus developments in nanofillers and mineral processing by Jessica Roberts, Assistant Editor Read More

  • Glass minerals strike gold October Issue 2008

    Murray Lines examines the main glass minerals and highlights trends in the rapidly expanding Asia Pacific market, dominated by China. Read More

  • Serving China's ceramics May Issue 2008

    China's ceramics production has increased rapidly to meet domestic and export market demand, and is now the largest consumer of ceramic raw materials.  Robert Baylis and Eileen Hao track mineral supply and demand in this growth sector as domestic mineral producers get close to (and often match) specifications for higher quality ceramic products. Read More

  • Chinese sanitaryware May Issue 2007

    As the “ceramic capital” of the world, China is the largest producer of sanitaryware, a major consumer of ceramic minerals. Ian Wilson examines the rapid growth of the business and reviews raw materials supply, production, exports, and China’s share of the world market Read More

  • North-west Russia April Issue 2007

    The republics of Murmansk and Karelia, in northwest Russia, account for a significant share of Russia’s industrial minerals production, as well hosting the world’s sole source of baddeleyite. Dmitri Magazanik, of Infomine Research Group, highlights these key mineral sources and assesses the region’s outlook Read More

  • Feeing Iran's alumina appetite September Issue 2006

    IMIDRO and KaniKavan drive forward an alumina project using nepheline syenite as feedstock Read More

  • Saudi feldspar May Issue 2006

    Saudi Arabia’s resource industry is dominated by the oil sector, but the country also has extensive industrial mineral reserves. This includes a number of feldspar resources that could be developed for the domestic glass and ceramics industries Read More

  • In the melting pot May Issue 2006

    Feldspar and nepheline syenite are very similar in that each provides alkalis and alumina in glass and ceramics manufacture. Their selection is inevitably down to availability and cost, although syenite has seen increasing use in recent years Read More

  • EU H&S policy February Issue 2006

    SMEs are at the core of the EU’s entrepreneurship policy revamp. Michelle Wyart-Remy, IMA Europe General- Secretary, describes the problems industrial minerals SMEs may encounter when facing the EU health and safety programme. Read More

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