Regulation latest news

  • May 2004

    CMP invests in Shanxi bauxite

    29 May 2004

    20  May  2004
    Tianjin-based Jersey Mineral Processing Co. Ltd (CMP) has joined other partners to invest in a bauxite mining and processing joint venture in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.

  • Solvay plans Chinese soda ash JV

    29 May 2004

    20  May  2004
    Belgium-based world market leader Solvay SA announced on 13 May the signing of a letter of mutual interest with Chinese producer, Nanjing Chemical Industries (NCI).

  • Rockwood in specialties acquisition

    29 May 2004

    20  May  2004
    Princeton, New Jersey-based speciality chemicals company Rockwood Specialities Group Inc. is to purchase four of Dynamit Nobel AG’s business divisions

  • Minelco stays on-board with Seqi

    29 May 2004

    20  May  2004
    Crew Minerals AS has been given the go-ahead by Minelco to progress with further feasibility studies on the Seqi olivine project in Greenland

  • Iranian refractories market merger

    29 May 2004

    20  May  2004
    Mid-May 2004 saw the initiation of the expected merger of Iran’s leading refractories companies to form a single group

  • Iodine market tightening continues

    29 May 2004

    20  May  2004
    World iodine consumption has continued to grow steadily driven by its use in X-ray contrast medias, biocides, electronics, pharmaceuticals and in China for multiple uses.

  • More internal freight woe for China

    29 May 2004

    20  May  2004
    From 1 May 2004, the Chinese government has implemented new highway laws strictly enforcing restrictions on truckloads

  • Ideal Refractories disposal

    29 May 2004

    20  May  2004
    One of Greece’s refractories producers, Ideal Refractories SA, is reported to be in liquidation.

  • ABASIC looks to up SiC output

    29 May 2004

    20  May  2004
    Iran and the Middle East’s sole producer of silicon carbide and fused alumina is looking to significantly increase its production of fused minerals in the near future

  • Imerys announces paper pigment deal

    29 May 2004

    20  May  2004
    Diversified French industrial minerals company Imerys SA has announced a major new carbonate supply deal in the European paper market