IMFORMED articles by Mike O’Driscoll in the industry media (click on media page to download)


The Changing Sands of Our Time
How proppant demand has influenced ceramic mineral supply

American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 97, No. 3 – April 2018

ACS 4-18


2018: Year of the Dog likely to live up to its name for Chinese mineral consumers

American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 97, No. 2 – March 2018

ACS 3-18 Year of Dog


Basic Instinct
Magnesia Supply to the Refractories Industry

 refractories WorldForum 10 (2018) [1]

 Basic Instinct RWF


The Heat is On
A refractory mineral supply squeeze in China impacts on the global steel refractory industry

Iron & Steel Today, Dec 2017-Jan 2018

IST Dec-Jan18 Heat is On


Fluorspar for AlF3
China supply shortages hit consumers as new sources emerge

Aluminium International Today, Sept./Oct. 2017

AIT Sept-Oct 17 page


Magnesia Focus

Iron & Steel Today, July-August 2017

IST Jul-Aug 2017


Mineral Recycling Forum 2017 Review

refractories WorldForum 9 (2017) [3]

RWF Min Recyc 3-17


Waste Deep in New Opportunities

WASTE PLANNING ISSUE 122 / APRIL 2017

MinPlan 4-2017


Refractories in Steelmaking: Still a Buyers’ Market

METALS INSIGHT Volume 12 / Issue 4 / February 23, 2017

Platts Metal Insight 2-17


Mega Mag Merger

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence December 2016

BMI 4-2016


MagForum 2016 Review

refractories WorldForum 8 (2016) [4]

RWF 4-2016


Mineral Recycling Forum 2016 Review

refractories WorldForum 8 (2016) [3]

 RWF 3-2016


Recycling Refractories

Glass International June 2016

Glass Int 3-2016


Recycling of Refractory Minerals

IRMA Journal Vol. XXXXIX, No 1, March 2016

IRMA 3-2016


Mineral Recycling Turns Industrial

Mineral Planning Issue 163 / February 2016

MinPlan 2-2016


Informing the Refractories Market: IMFORMED in 2016

refractories WorldForum 8 (2016) [1]

RWF 1-2016


Refractory Minerals Matter

Iron and Steel Today December 2015/January 2016

IST Dec-Jan 2016


Foundry Minerals Forum Casts Weather Eye Over Mineral Supply & Demand

INCAST August 2015

INCAST 8-15


The Changing Art of Moving

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence June 2015

BMI 6-15


US Ceramic Proppants Review

Oilfield Technology Energy Global online 4 April 2015

OilTech 4-2015


IMFORMED New Events & Research Hub for Industrial Minerals

refractories WorldForum 7 (2015) [1]

IMFORMED in RefWF v1 2015