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IM February 2018

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Logistics News

  • What next for freight rates in 2018?

    Global freight costs have risen steadily for almost two years now, chipping away at margins for the industrial mineral trade. But with plenty of vessels available, the sector is unlikely to see the cost of shipping rise much further in 2018, shipping consultants have told Industrial Minerals. Read More

People & Places

  • People and places

    An overview of people moves in the minerals industry, plus a Q&A with Bruce Griffin, senior VP, strategic development at Lomon Billions. Read More

Features

  • Feeling the heat: Bauxite and alumina under pressure

    China’s high-profile disruptions to industrial operations have wreaked havoc in the bauxite and alumina supply chains serving refractories end markets, taking prices to new highs. Read More

  • Alteo: Serving the speciality markets

    As non-metallurgical alumina markets are facing a combination of tight supply, high demand and rising prices, Industrial Minerals caught up with Gildas Fontaine, marketing, business development and communication director at France-based speciality alumina supplier Alteo, to discuss what is in store for calcined alumina and the future prospects of global speciality markets. Read More

  • Argex primed to pave the way in low-cost TiO2 processing

    Environmental regulations in China are adding further pressure on sulfate-route pigment producers in favor of chloride-route production. This paves the way for further process innovation and investment, as well as opening up potential new sources for feedstock, IM correspondent Cameron Perks discovers. Read More

  • Junior mining: Banking on bargains

    As the mining sector looks forward to further recovery in 2018, Industrial Minerals correspondent Rose Pengelly, Correspondent, looks at some of the businesses poised to gain from the expected upswing. Read More

  • Separation anxiety: Ceramic membranes seek commercial niche

    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. Read More

  • The sands of time: TiO2 feedstocks to 2020

    The balance in the market for titanium dioxide (TiO2) feedstock has been in constant flux throughout history, and 2017 was no exception. Industrial Minerals Correspondent Cameron Perks takes a look at supply, demand, and prices throughout 2017, as well as what we should look out for as we approach 2020. Read More

Company Profile

  • Alteo: Serving the speciality markets

    As non-metallurgical alumina markets are facing a combination of tight supply, high demand and rising prices, Industrial Minerals caught up with Gildas Fontaine, marketing, business development and communication director at France-based speciality alumina supplier Alteo, to discuss what is in store for calcined alumina and the future prospects of global speciality markets. Read More

  • Production starts up at non-Chinese rare earth site

    Rainbow’s project in Burundi is in commercial operation, with 5,000 tpy of rare earths concentrate targeted for next year, William Clarke, Reporter, learns. Read More

Prices

  • IM Prices January 2018

    See article below from the February issue of Industrial Minerals magazine, for market updates on price movements in various industrial minerals. Minerals featured this month include: zircon, alumina trihydrate, fused alumina, lithium, iodine, bromine, antimony trioxide and silicon carbide. Read More