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  • Refractory minerals taken off US tariffs list; TiO2 pigments, ceramic raw materials still included

    Tuesday, 18 September 2018

    Graphite, magnesia, alumina and silicon carbide are excluded from the list of China-origin materials subject to a new US tariff, as are antimony, rare earths and barite. Pigments such as titanium dioxide will also be subject to the duty, as will refractory finished products, some ceramic minerals such as kaolin, and lithium.

  • US considers 25% import tariff on Chinese minerals

    Thursday, 06 September 2018

    Many major minerals could be affected if the US goes ahead with a plan to raise the import tariff on China-origin materials as the trade war between the two countries gathers pace.

  • Imerys ups revenue, profit in H1

    Thursday, 27 July 2017

    Both divisions active in refractories, High Resistance Minerals and Energy Solutions & Specialties, returned to growth following a sluggish performance in 2016, while Ceramic Materials was weighed down by weak kaolin sales.

  • Imerys: ‘Low point of profits behind us’

    Friday, 28 October 2016

    Imerys’ executives believe the most challenging phases in the market have now passed, as the company posts positive results and bets on the recent SPAR acquisition and the positive progress of the Alteo takeover to revamp its refractory and foundry operations.

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  • On the way up: Industrial minerals in India

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    India has recorded economic growth of around 7% per year in the past three years. But while it has significant resources of some of the most widely used industrial minerals, this sector has shown only modest growth, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Sunder Singh discovers.

  • India's mining industry: Challenges and potential

    Saturday, 21 May 2016

    The Indian mining industry is best described as a success story still in the making. Despite holding reserves of 89 different minerals, Shruti Salwan, IM Analyst, examines why growth in the domestic mining industry has been relatively stagnant, failing to reap the benefits of an emerging middle class.

  • Raw materials trends in refractories

    Wednesday, 03 September 2014

    Over the last two years IM has reported on the shifting trends in the refractories industry, with China looking to reduce wastage and increase energy efficiency. Ted Dickson* explores these various trends and asks – how will this shift impact raw material supply?

  • Sillimanite supply surge

    Sunday, 24 January 2010

    Andalusite and kyanite players emerge and expand capacity as sillimanite minerals target bauxite substitution in refractory market recovery

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