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  • Shippers uneasy about International Maritime Organization's 2020 sulfur cap

    Thursday, 14 November 2019

    The approach of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 sulfur cap has sparked concern among international shipping companies, with many questioning how they will comply with the new regulation.

  • Lessons from 100 years of mineral data

    Friday, 09 January 2015

    With the recent publication of data for 2012, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has 100 years of continuous mineral production data - but what do they tell us about worldwide industrial mineral production? Teresa Brown analyses some of these trends and what they say about the industry as a whole.

  • TZMI 2014: Chinese ceramics industry will continue to consolidate owing to market pressures

    Thursday, 13 November 2014

    Though production in the industry has grown, Chinese ceramics producers have been shutting down and consolidating due to environmental pressures, overcapacity and increasing costs. As the industry consumes around 250m tpa raw materials such as grade kaolin, ball clays, fluorspar, feldspar, wollastonite, zircon and gypsum, this will no doubt have a negative impact on raw material suppliers.

  • Large kyanite deposits discovered in Russia

    Friday, 20 June 2014

    The discovery of huge reserves of the alumino-silicate mineral, kyanite, in the Murmansk region could offer Russian alumina producers new opportunities to reduce their dependence on bauxite, but controversy exists over the profitability of the ore processing.

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  • Norway’s mining strategy to attract exploration

    Friday, 21 February 2014

    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.

  • End User Focus: Playing ceramic catch-up

    Tuesday, 03 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.

  • End User Focus: China’s sanitaryware dominance continues

    Thursday, 28 April 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

  • Saudi Arabia minerals review

    Friday, 22 May 2009

    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

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