Regulation latest news

  • March 2004

    DoC ends EMD investigations

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    The US Department of Commerce has terminated its investigations of dumping of electrolytic manganese dioxide in the USA by Australia, China, Greece, Ireland, Japan, and South Africa

  • China - new MgO export group

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    From February 2004, Chinese magnesite exports, which dominate world supply, came under the influence of a new export syndicate

  • Jormag comes of age

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    Commissioning is in full swing at Jordan Magnesia Co. Ltd (Jormag)’s new brine-sourced magnesia complex at Al-Safi at the southern end of the Dead Sea

  • New andalusite source in Xinjiang

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    A new andalusite source in western China came on stream at the end of March 2004

  • Sequoia acquires wollastonite property

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    Sequoia Minerals Inc. has acquired ownership of a wollastonite property belonging to Ressources Orleans Inc. located in the Saint-Onge township, Quebec

  • Geohellas enters attapulgite market

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    Recently discovered deposits of attapulgite and saponite in northern Greece have been brought on-stream by Athens-based Geohellas SA

  • Ukrainian chamotte supply

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    Ukrainian kaolin and chamotte producer Vatutinsky Kombinat Vognetryviv (VKV), declared force majeure on 11 March 2004

  • Verref contract to Chile

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    South African refractories producer Vereeniging Refractories (Verref) has delivered its first shipment of refractory bricks for a new 3-year contract in Chile

  • New Omya GCC plant in China

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    Leading world GCC player Omya AG has sealed a contract to supply all of the filler and coating GCC needs of the existing paper machine at UPM-Kymmene’s Changshu paper mill in Jiangsu Province

  • Bear River Zeolite sales up

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    United States Antimony Corp., based in Thompson Falls, Montana, has announced that its Bear River Zeolite subsidiary had record sales during the month of February 2004

  • Ilmenite deposit to start 2007

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    Australian mining company, WMC Resources Ltd, expects production of ilmenite and associated minerals from the Corridor Sands project in the southern Mozambican district of Chibuto to begin in 2007

  • Spolchemie stake for sale

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    The government of the Czech Republic is to sell its 66% share of leading chemicals producer Spolchemie

  • Russian TiO2 revival

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    New company Aricom PLC is planning to become the first western producer of TiO2 in Russia

  • April start for Atlas halloysite mine

    26 March 2004

    18 March 2004
    Atlas Mining Co. has completed negotiations and secured a commitment for a $500,000 equipment line of credit to assist the company in the acquisition of mining and processing equipment for its halloysite Dragon Mine project in Juab County, Utah