Salt features

  • US exiting Paris Treaty not expected to impact minerals sector IM July-August 2017

    In the wake of President Trump’s announcement that the US will be pulling out of the 2015 Paris Climate Treaty, IM looks at the significance of this move and the possible impact this will have on the industrial minerals market. By Mark Rowe Read More

  • A new era for the salt supply chain IM March 2017

    Salt demand is closely linked to predictable factors such as population growth, but also to erratic phenomena like weather patterns, making the outlook for the industry hard to predict. David McNeill*, Senior Analyst at Roskill Information Services, assesses current trends in the global salt market. Read More

  • Saskatchewan’s industrial minerals IM March 2016

    Saskatchewan is best known for its potash mining, but as the staff of the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy explain, the Canadian province has many more minerals to offer. Read More

  • UK Salt: Too little of a good thing? IM October 2015

    Despite having more than 14,000 uses, media attention given to salt tends to focus on the issues of salt in diets and de-icing applications. Laura Syrett, Acting Editor, spoke to the secretary general of the UK Salt Association, Peter Sherratt, about how the industry is working to bust myths and promote understanding of the industry. Read More

  • The silent treatment: How minerals are giving water a new lease of life IM May 2015

    With around 2m tonnes of sewage, industrial and agricultural waste discharged into the world’s waterways every day, it is crucial that wastewater is treated thoroughly. Liz Gyekye, Chief Reporter, examines how minerals form a key part of many wastewater treatment systems. Read More

  • Australia: End of the mining gloom? IM December 2014

    The downturn of the global “commodities supercyle” and slowing raw material demand in China has been felt keenly in Australia’s resources sector. But while proponents of Australian mining admit the industry isn’t quite as mighty as it used to be, they say that there are still plenty of reasons to be positive Down Under, Siobhan Lismore-Scott, Editor and Laura Syrett, Prices Editor, discover. Read More

  • The use of naturally occurring minerals in animal feed IM October 2014 issue

    The term usually applied to food prepared for domesticated livestock is ‘fodder,’ which is primarily composed of natural organic ingredients such as hay, straw, silage, pelleted foods, oils, grains, legumes and molasses as well as spent grain from breweries and distilleries and DDGS (distiller’s dried grains with solubles), from bio-ethanol production. Frank Hart* looks into the use of naturally-occurring minerals in animal feed. Read More

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  • Sunny times for solar salt April 2012

    Demand for solar salt in recent years has resulted in tighter supplies and higher prices. Vladimir M. Sedivy outlines new methods for solar salt harvesting to increase efficiency and profitability of solar saltworks Read More

  • Australia: Land of Plenty April 2010

    Despite a recent dip in exploration expenditure, Australia remains a host for key industrial mineral targets, some close to fruition, spurred on by state government initiatives Read More

  • South America's minerals reviewed March Issue 2009

    Economic clouds gather over South American minerals. Production cuts, divestments, and uncertainty grips South America’s industrial minerals and markets as the wave of economic gloom hits the continent. by Simon Moores, Senior Assistant Editor Read More

  • Afghanistan: Revival & redevelopment June Issue 2008

    Major redevelopment projects in Afghanistan are placing large demands on the minerals industry, which is struggling to keep pace. Clive Mitchell and Antony Benham report on the revival of the country’s industrial minerals industry Read More

  • Head to Head: MgCl2 v CaCl2 November Issue 2007

    Climate, georgraphic location and environmental legislation play a critical role in the choice of de-icing and de-dusting agents as calcium chloride and magnesium chloride go head to head. Read More

  • Nigeria's hidden treasures October Issue 2007

    Following mismanagement and corruption, the government has stepped up its pursuit for economic reform and exploitation of mineral wealth by declaring 2007 as “Minerals and Mines Year” implementing new legislation that could make Nigeria a promising new mining destination Read More

  • Feeding the hungry Dragon & Tiger October Issue 2007

    Ian Hanks examines why ASEAN countries are well positioned to supply minerals to Asia's industrial growth markets, as well as emerging as a potential replacement of Chinese and Indian supply for certain industrial minerals to North American and European markets. Read More

  • Industrial minerals: a generation of change October Issue 2007

    In marking IM's 40th anniversary, Peter Harben examines how the industry has evolved over the last forty years and what the future holds for a new generation of industry players. Read More

  • Tanzanian minerals drive September Issue 2007

    Government measures continue to push towards modern mineral sector and development Read More

  • Turkish mineral delight May Issue 2007

    Turkey’s industrial minerals sector gathered in Izmir to discuss the latest trends and developments Read More

  • Hardly gold dust May Issue 2007

    Freight Market Report: NOT A REFERENCE to the extravagant rates in the freight market but at this time of the year huge swaths of yellow dust swirl from the deserts of Mongolia across northern China, down the Korean peninsula enveloping both south and north Korea; after a mild winter experts believe 2007 could be the worst on record. To address this China, Korea and Japan have been meeting to help Mongolia to create a green belt across the Gobi desert and are giving $1.2 m. to promote forestation. Now in the second quarter, Capesize Owners can look back to the start of the year with huge satisfaction: the BCI soared to over 8000 points an increase of 2000 since early January – owing to a 23.4% rise at 100.2mt in first quarter Chinese imports on 2006, and massive congestion. Read More

  • Minerals boost for Yemen December Issue 2006

    New IFC initiative to modernise mining regulation and boost investment Read More

  • Indian salt on the move June Issue 2006

    At the beginning of 2006, salt producers, government authorities, and international experts gathered in Ahmedabad, India to discuss making the Indian salt industry globally competitive Read More

  • SQM grows April Issue 2006

    Strong growth and higher prices for iodine, lithium and potassium nitrate boosts investment plans Read More

  • New Mexico April Issue 2006

    Industrial minerals in the Land of Enchantment: Industrial minerals constitute some two thirds of New Mexico’s non-fuel mineral output value, with the state as top US producer for potash, perlite, zeolites, and travertine. Pumice, gypsum, clay, scoria, and magnetite are also notable products. Read More

  • EU H&S policy February Issue 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. Read More

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