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COVID-19 Virus: Ensuring the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners & staff is our top priority. IMFORMED is diligently monitoring the situation, assimilating advice, and assessing contingencies regarding the latest developments.

ACTION TO DATE: IMFORMED Rendezvous postponed to April 2021 | MagForum postponed to June 2021 | China Refractory Minerals Forum postponed to March 2021. We will advise delegates as/when appropriate regarding any impact to other events, which remain unchanged until further notice. More details & Precautionary Advice

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Minerals world faces challenging future; potential positive outcomes provide ray of light – UPDATED

Market Monitor: US “critical” industry list | SA mine shutdown | Refractories | Steel | Foundry | Cement | Glass | Oilfield

Right now it’s hard to find anything but gloom and uncertainty for the near […]

Recycling Industrial Minerals: Challenges, Solutions & Opportunities

Review of Mineral Recycling Forum 2020, Aachen

Last week’s IMFORMED Mineral Recycling Forum 2020 in Aachen, Germany squeaked in under the wire before the EU lockdown response to the Covid-19 virus outbreak.

With sensible precautionary measures in […]

China’s mineral supply to global markets: dominance, diversity & disruption

COVID-19 impact continues as mineral consumers ponder future supply mind set

It’s happened a few times before: during the SARS outbreak of 2003, the Beijing Olympics of 2008, and most recently the 2017-19 anti-pollution drive, but […]

Advisory: Covid-19 Virus & IMFORMED Forums 2020

Ensuring the health & safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, & staff is our top priority
POSTPONED TO 2021: IMFORMED RENDEZVOUS | MAGFORUM | CHINA REFRACTORY MINERALS FORUM
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOR ALL OTHER FORUMS
IMFORMED is diligently monitoring the […]

Magnesia supply sector consolidates further

Refra buys QMAG to boost captive magnesia supply & eyes non-refractory markets

The long awaited outcome of Sibelco’s sale of Queensland Magnesia Pty Ltd (QMAG) finally came to a conclusion last month with the 14 January […]

Logistics key to industrial minerals market success – UPDATED

Port of Amsterdam is Lead Sponsor for IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021

IMFORMED is delighted to announce Port of Amsterdam as Lead Sponsor to our IMFORMED Rendezvous “Vision for Industrial Minerals”, Noordwijk-Amsterdam, 12-14 April 2021 – full details here (Note: this Forum […]

IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021 Programme – UPDATED

The Vision for Industrial Minerals

IMFORMED is delighted to announce its programme for the IMFORMED Rendezvous “The Vision for Industrial Minerals”, at Noordwijk (Amsterdam), 12-14 April 2021 (Full details here). 

Note: This Forum was postponed from 6-8 April 2020. […]

Mineral Recycling: Today’s Waste, Tomorrow’s Resource

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ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS | MINERAL SUPPLY OPPORTUNITIES 
The strive towards the Circular Economy has boosted the evolution of recycling industrial waste. In turn, this has increased the potential of recycling […]

So, farewell then Industrial Minerals magazine…

…you served the industry well

The end of an era for those in the mineral media world. The October-November 2019 issue of Industrial Minerals magazine marked its final edition.

An announcement in late October 2019 stated: “the […]

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What are industrial minerals? Starting with the essentials. A concise overview market presentation. UPDATED 4-2020.

A 60-second scan of key market elements.

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Magnesia World Sources Map®

Primary world sources and production capacity of key magnesia raw materials

Published June 2018

Refractory Raw Material World Sources Map®

Primary world sources and production capacity of key refractory raw materials

Mineral Market Matrix®

At a glance guide: which minerals for which markets