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  • Price Briefing: June 29 - July 5

    Friday, 06 July 2018

    Sluggish demand, cheaper material weigh on China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices; Haicheng government set to dismantle polluting MgO kilns, but magnesia prices steady for now; European titanium dioxide prices down under heavy imports; Fluorspar market split on extent of China's environmental controls; Producers see higher soda ash prices on strong demand; Rutile prices increase, Tronox to cease external rutile, leucoxene sales by 2018 end; Silicon carbide production shutdowns in China push up European refractory prices; Have zircon prices peaked? Global antimony trioxide markets weaken, European prices stable

  • Silicon carbide production shutdowns in China push up European refractory prices

    Wednesday, 04 July 2018

    Closures of silicon carbide production facilities in China, driven by environmental controls, have reduced global availability and pushed up prices in Europe.

  • IM's February Price Movements

    Tuesday, 27 February 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • Price Briefing February 16-22

    Friday, 23 February 2018

    European silicon carbide quiet while Chinese market takes break; Indian barytes exporters consolidate dominance in Middle East; antimony trioxide prices mostly steady during Lunar New Year holiday; iodine spot market activity slows, prices adjust; proposal to amend, discontinue refractory clay prices; proposal to discontinue caustic soda prices.

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  • Out of the melting pot: A year of change in refractories

    Thursday, 06 September 2018

    After a year of reorganization and changing narratives in the refractories industry – from significant M&A activity to raw material price spikes, and from booming end-market demand to uncertainties in global trade – Industrial Minerals correspondent Myles McCormick takes stock of a changed landscape for companies operating in the sector.

  • The rise of the superabrasives

    Thursday, 06 September 2018

    Automotive manufacturers are demanding better accuracy and longer life from abrasive tools, and this has created an opportunity for a new family of high-performance synthetic abrasives, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Rose Pengelly discovers.

  • Feeling the rub: Asian abrasives continue to challenge Western suppliers

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    Cheap Chinese alumina has been undercutting abrasives prices and output in North America and elsewhere for several years, but recent supply restrictions in China could reverse this trend, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Rose Pengelly discovers.

  • Separation anxiety: Ceramic membranes seek commercial niche

    Friday, 26 January 2018

    While porous ceramic membranes for nanofiltration of liquids have been widely adopted, take-up of dense ceramic membranes for gas separation has been relatively slow to follow. IM Correspondent Rose Pengelly looks into this lesser known corner of the technical ceramics industry and discovers some of its most promising applications.

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