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  • Coatings turn to new products

    Friday, 20 March 2015

    Changes in regulation and customer preference are driving the emergence of exciting new products in the coatings industry, but behind the headlines many producers are concerned about weaknesses in key consuming sectors.

  • Japanese pyrophyllite

    Wednesday, 01 November 2006

    Occurrences and applications: Pyrophyllite is used in refractories, pottery, tiles, cement, agricultural chemicals, and glass fibres. Rather more popular in East Asia than elsewhere, Gaku Yano and Tadataka Hida, review Japan’s supply and demand of pyrophyllite.

  • Japanese industrial minerals

    Saturday, 01 April 2006

    The mighty soga sosha: the unique position of Japan’s mineral industry lies in the power of the general trading companies and industry consumers, contrasting with the relative lack of availability of domestic resources. However, direct investment by foreign suppliers remains relatively limited

  • EU H&S policy

    Wednesday, 01 February 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.

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