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  • December 2008

    Dow Chemical’s Rohm bid blow

    30 December 2008

    Dow’s takeover of chemical and minerals company in doubt as cancellation of Kuwaiti deal deprives $9,000m. finance

  • Italian tile production falls

    23 December 2008

    Italian tile manufacture down in 2008 with further falls expected in 2009, affecting ball clay and feldspar producers

  • Thai mineral port expansion

    22 December 2008

    New deepwater port opens in south Thailand, upping capacity for barytes, gypsum & feldspar exports

  • Minerals Technologies cuts staff

    19 December 2008

    US refractories and precipitated calcium carbonate producer blames shortfall in sales for 12% staff reduction

  • REACH list published

    19 December 2008

    An intermediate list of substances, including refractory and ceramic minerals, has been released by ECHA to aid end users see if they are affected

  • Potash developments in Asia

    18 December 2008

    Thailand’s Asian Potash conducts feasibility study, while China’s Luobuopo Potash begins 1.2m. tpa fertiliser production

  • Minelco eyes iron oxide mine

    17 December 2008

    Swedish miner gains test mining permit to assess plans for 2m. tpa magnetite mine in north Sweden

  • November 2008

    CMMP develops Bulgarian vermiculite

    21 November 2008

    French mineral processor teams with Bulgarian company for 20,000 tpa vermiculite project

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