Magnesia comes home

MagForum 2016 Review
Austria is host to some wonderful scenery and culture, but it is also the home of the modern magnesia industry, and thus Vienna was a most fitting venue for IMFORMED’s inaugural magnesium minerals […]

Oilfield market outlook: new dawn rises?

The BIG picture for oilfield mineral demand
Have we reached the bottom of the oil price decline and tentative recovery is on the way? Perhaps.

Oil prices have consistently risen in the last few weeks and while […]

Barite capacity impacted by oilfield blues

Halliburton idles Nevada plant; starts new source in Kazakhstan
It’s been a busy month for the barite sector, despite the prevailing dark clouds of the oilfield industry.

Halliburton’s Q1 2016 operational update last Friday made bleak reading […]

Industrial mineral supply chains explained

Mineral Logistics Forum 2016 Review
Understanding the logistics aspects of mineral supply chains is crucial to the success of any operation and project.

Those attending Mineral Logistics Forum 2016 in Rotterdam last week were fortunate to be […]

Fused magnesia projects: are they always crystal clear?

Outside China, production of fused magnesia has usually been in the hands of the few, and those that at least can negotiate half-decent electricity rates – fused industrial minerals are not known as “crystallised electricity” […]

Recycling industrial minerals: not so “secondary”

Mineral Recycling Forum 2016 Review
Last month witnessed the successful launch of IMFORMED’s inaugural Mineral Recycling Forum held in Rotterdam during 14-15 March.

Over 100 delegates came away enriched with knowledge and new contacts for one of […]

Magnesia market challenges & opportunities

MagForum 2016 eyes options for suppliers & buyers
These are testing times for the global magnesia business. Producers are looking to diversify into non-refractory markets amid a significant downturn in the steel industry.

IMFORMED’s inaugural magnesium minerals and markets […]

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