RHI & Magnesita: how they stack up

One could argue that last week’s announcement of the proposed merger of two of the world’s largest magnesia and refractory groups – RHI AG’s takeover of Magnesita Refratários SA to form RHI Magnesita – was […]

Announcing Forums for 2017

Oilfield | Recycling | Logistics | Magnesia
Networking and Knowledge for the Industrial Minerals Business
IMFORMED is delighted to announce its Forum programme for 2017.
Following the success of its 2016 Forum series, […]

IBAR pursues refractory grade magnesia exports with Cofermin

IBAR Nordeste Ltda of Brazil has announced the appointment of M!nerals by Cofermin as its exclusive sales agent for dead burned magnesia in Europe and other selected areas.

IBAR Nordeste produces dead burned magnesia (DBM) and […]

Imerys merger with Andalusite Resources prohibited

And then there were…still three producers of andalusite!

The long-awaited decision by South African authorities has appeared to have finally quashed Imerys’ hopes of amalgamating one of the world’s two independent producers of the refractory mineral […]

Will the graphite industry take off?

Supply and demand trends revealed by Simon Moores, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
The use of graphite in lithium-ion batteries has been a huge topic of discussion over the last few years.

Naturally, this has ramped up interest in the […]

Refractory mineral sources: where are they?

Announcing IMFORMED’s Refractory Raw Material World Sources Map®
Primary world sources and production capacity of key refractory raw materials

As we know, the physical and chemical properties of industrial minerals make good their application in a wide variety […]

Graphite Supply Chain 2016

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The graphite supply chain: the rising criticality of niche minerals versus commodities
Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
Graphite: An independent supply/demand forecast for 2017 onwards
Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, […]

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