Zeolites features

  • Minerals in plastic IM April 2016

    While other markets are still suffering a downturn, the use of minerals in plastics is steady, as traditional materials in packaging, construction and the automotive sector are being switched for more lightweight and durable alternatives, Kasia Patel, North American Editor, discovers. Read More

  • Russian zeolite industry could get second wind from changing government policy IM January 2016

    A state-backed programme to substitute imports of certain food products, such as premixes for animal feeds which Russia previously sourced from the West, could give a leg-up to Russia’s zeolite industry, which collapsed after the fall of the Soviet Union. Vladislav Vorotnikov, IM Correspondent, discovers how local businesses are taking the opportunity to expand the market for zeolite. Read More

  • New South Wales maps out industrial mineral opportunities IM November 2015

    The eastern Australian state of NSW is home to a large number of highly prospective industrial mineral deposits. Cameron Perks and David Forster* outline how the Geological Survey of New South Wales is producing an updated map of the region’s geology in order to showcase its potential to investors, geologists and the wider community. Read More

  • Powering ahead: battery minerals face a robust future IM December 2013

    The modern world is powered by lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in their many guises. It’s hard to imagine life without handheld powertools, rechargeable vacuum cleaners, electric vehicles and personal electronic devices – yet five years ago this space was still burgeoning. But what does the future hold? Read More

  • Resource strategy & scenario modelling May 2012

    ‘Resource strategy’ entails more than simply mining and selling products; it encompasses issues such as capacity planning, expansion timing, and political mindset, as Jeff Loehr explains Read More

  • Exploration key to growing Greek industry February 2012

    Greece is opening its doors to private investment to boost domestic industries. Ananias Tsirambides and Anestis Filippidis discuss the country’s key exploration targets for industrial minerals development Read More

  • Crystallising Turkish minerals potential May 2010

    An updated mining law and a five-year strategic plan aim to attract foreign investment for Turkey’s rich resources Read More

  • Chinese recovery on green light September 2009

    Export trade issues appear to have little impact on positive signs for China’s economic recovery and good market prospects for certain minerals. These and other topics are up for discussion at IM’s 8th Chinese Industrial Minerals Conference in Qingdao, 7-9 September Read More

  • Minerals in waste remediation August 2009 issue

    With a shift in US environment policy and a global push for a cleaner environment, George Hawley reviews the potential of minerals in waste disposal Read More

  • Saudi Arabia minerals review June 2009 issue

    Seeking Saudi mineral potential: A shift in national policy to diversify into non-oil resources has prompted domestic development and overseas interest in Saudi Arabia’s considerable wealth of untapped industrial minerals Read More

  • Made in the USA May Issue 2008

    The US industrial minerals industry is in rude health: M&A activity is strong, there is increasing interest from private equity and overseas players, and new projects are under development. Read More

  • NZ zeolite and perlite April Issue 2008

    Blue Pacific Minerals pursues zeolite and perlite markets in New Zealand’s challenged industrial minerals sector Read More

  • Zeolites clean up April Issue 2008

    Zeolite from Petrota northeastern Greece, shows a remarkable high ion exchange capacity. A. Filippidis et al show how it has been successfully used in the treatment of urban wastewaters and in soil enhancement Read More

  • Blood sweat & beers January Issue 2008

    Filtration minerals reviewed. With garnet producers taking a hit from mineral supply issues and economic constraints in the USA pressuring zeolite players, beer filtration is driving diatomite and perlite. Read More

  • Nanominerals: the realities, highlights and trends November Issue 2007

    Nanotechnology has become a “megatrend“ of the 21st century, and its impact on mineral development is gaining momentum. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? Joachim Schomburg, explores the realities, and highlights trends in nanominerals 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

  • Turkey's zeolite leader September Issue 2007

    Rota Mining specialises in zeolite production and markets, and is looking to become Europe’s primary supplier Read More

  • Greece is the word April Issue 2007

    Greece continues to hold leading positions in world magnesite, bentonite, perlite, and pumice production and exports. The country is also the leading producer of bauxite in the EU and a dominant player in the global cement market. Kiki Hatzilazaridou and Ioannis Marantos of IGME review the industry’s status, developments, and outlook Read More

  • Minerals boost for Yemen December Issue 2006

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

  • Zeolite zeal October Issue 2006

    Peter Harben reflects on a generation of research (and frustration) at Zeolite ’06 Read More

  • Larox: A clear solution August Issue 2006

    As a leading innovator for the separation of solid and liquid substances, and the only truly global player 100% focussed on filtration, Larox offers a number of solutions to the mining, metallurgy, and chemical process industries 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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