Regulation latest news

  • September 2004

    ESK sells Delfzijl SiC plant

    26 September 2004

    22  September  2004 
    ESK-SIC has sold its Delfzijl, Netherlands crude silicon carbide facility to a local company as part of a strategy to focus on high value added silicon carbide markets.

  • Aguas Blancas iodine dispute

    26 September 2004

    22  September  2004
    Atacama Minerals Corp. is in a dispute with ACF Minera SA, over the management of the Aguas Blancas iodine project in Chile.

  • Chilean borates blockade

    26 September 2004

    23  September  2004
    In early September, workers from Bolivian borates producer Tierra SA blockaded the railroad linking Bolivia and Chile to protest against mining taxes, a mining ministry official told IM.

  • Approval for Iluka's Gingin mine

    26 September 2004

    22  September  2004
    Iluka Resources Ltd has received initial approval, with conditions, from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to start a 2.8m. tpa crude ore minsands mine at Gingin, Western Australia.

  • Kerr-McGee to close TiO2 plant

    26 September 2004

    23  September  2004
    Oklahoma City-based, Kerr-McGee Chemical LLC, the world’s third largest TiO2 pigment producer, has announced that it will stop producing TiO2 pigment at its Savannah, Georgia sulphate plant by the end of September.

  • Gwalia in administration

    26 September 2004

    22  September  2004
    Sons of Gwalia Ltd, has announced the appointment of administrators to oversee the resolution of the company’s debt situation.

  • A supply world without China?

    26 September 2004

    22  September  2004
    Beijing signals change in direction of minerals trade

  • Palabora ZBS plant deal off

    26 September 2004

    23  September  2004 
    Southern Ionics Inc. (SII) has decided against the lease and purchase of the zirconium basic sulphate (ZBS) plant presently owned by Palabora Mining Co. Ltd.

  • EC probes Chinese MgO-C brick dumping

    26 September 2004

    23  September  2004
    The European Commission (EC) is undertaking an investigation of possible dumping of refractory bricks into the EU from China.

  • Oglebay suspends Verlarde mica ops

    26 September 2004

    23  September  2004
    Oglebay Norton Co. has suspended muscovite mica mining and milling at Velarde, New Mexico as of 1 September, and is trying to sell the property.

  • Solvay to close soda ash plant

    26 September 2004

    22  September  2004
    Solvay Austria GmbH has announced its intention to close the soda ash production facility at Ebensee, Austria by mid-2005.

  • Almatis new refractory grade

    26 September 2004

    23  September  2004
    Speciality aluminas leader, Almatis of Germany, has launched a new synthetic dense refractory aggregate called bonite. The material is based on the mineralogical phase calcium hexaluminate (CaO.6Al2O3, CA6).

  • Tiberon-Nui Phao fluorspar finance

    26 September 2004

    22  September  2004 
    Fortis Bank SA/NV and WestLB AG have been chosen to provide financial assistance for the Nui Phao tungsten-fluorspar project in Vietnam.