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  • Kenmare reports 'records for safety, production and sales' in 2021

    Friday, 14 January 2022

    Titanium minerals and zircon producer Kenmare Resources achieved records for safety, production and sales in 2021, the company said in a trading update for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2021.

  • PYX Resources begins production, sales of rutile

    Wednesday, 12 January 2022

    Zircon producer PYX Resources has commenced production and sales of natural rutile from its Mandiri deposit in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, as a by-product of its primary zircon production operation, the company has said.

  • Sulfate-grade TiO2 prices rise as 2022 begins

    Thursday, 06 January 2022

    Sulfate-grade titanium dioxide prices rose in the week to Thursday January 6, with reports of price increases from Chinese sellers, alongside ongoing expectations of supply decreases in the coming weeks.

  • Freight rates support zircon price rise

    Thursday, 02 December 2021

    Zircon prices climbed slightly on both a cif China and a cif Spain basis in the week to Thursday December 2, with high freight rates continuing to be significant.

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  • Titanium dioxide makers aim for a steady course

    Monday, 12 October 2020

    Price stabilization and inventory control are bearing fruit for titanium dioxide and mineral sand producers, even as Covid-19 rocks pigment markets.

  • Trade wars, 'green' outlook rejuvenate rare earths

    Monday, 12 October 2020

    With government support for rare earths mining increasing, a growing number of miners – including mineral sands producers – now see value in a market that, for a long time, was effectively closed to non-Chinese producers due to its high costs and strict environmental regulations.

  • INTERVIEW: ‘I am going to transform our company’ - Severstal CEO

    Friday, 03 January 2020

    Alexander Shevelev, CEO of Russian steelmaker Severstal, says that the company has changed its culture quite quickly and substantially to focus on being a solutions provider. Richard Barrett asked him to explain that mission and to recall his path from the shop floor to the top of a company that employs 50,000 people

  • Steel market woes are weighing on refractories

    Friday, 03 January 2020

    Pressure is continuing to mount on the refractories sector while its main market – the steel industry – suffers from overcapacity, trade tensions and emissions reduction targets, Rose Pengelly finds.

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