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The World of Industrial Minerals Under COVID-19

Challenges & Opportunities
IMFORMED was honoured to be asked to present the Keynote presentation at the General Session of the recent Industrial Minerals Association-North America Virtual Annual Meeting.

Industrial Minerals Association-North America (IMA-NA) is the representative voice […]

Fluorspar market trends & outlook

Fluorine Forum 2020 ONLINE Programme Confirmed
IMFORMED is delighted to announce the programme for Fluorine Forum 2020 ONLINE, 12.00-16.30 BST Tuesday 13 October (details here)
While our original planned event in Hanoi has been postponed to 18-21 October […]

Refractory minerals outlook: “Industrial waste resources will become the new normal”

IMFORMED interviewed for Interceram’s Refractories Manual 2020

IMFORMED was delighted to have been interviewed for this year’s Refractories Manual 2020, the annual Special Edition of Interceram.

Interceram – International Ceramic Review is a comprehensive source on science […]

Guyana bauxite newcomer starts bulk shipments

First Bauxite high grade alternative source for non-met. markets
PLUS: Australian Bauxite progress | China bauxite latest
Early July saw First Bauxite LLC load the first bulk ocean vessel of its Guyanese raw high grade non-metallurgical bauxite […]

Industrial Minerals: Fallout, Opportunities, Recovery Strategies

IMFORMED-Tractus Asia Webinar Reviewed
The industrial minerals sector has been rocked; first, by the US-China trade war, its ensuing political tensions, and then by the pandemic.

Last week 150 attendees signed up to a webinar on Wednesday […]

Magnesia in Question: China & World Trends Discussed

Report on NAIME’s Magnesia & Refractory Webinar Dashiqiao 9 July 2020
Last week IMFORMED was delighted to be invited to present on world magnesia supply trends at a special conference and webinar organised by the Northeast […]

2020 Vision for Industrial Minerals

Introduction to Mining Engineering’s annual review of industrial minerals
IMFORMED is delighted and honoured to have been invited to write the introductory article “2020 Vision for Industrial Minerals” for Mining Engineering’s latest annual review of industrial minerals.

The […]

WEBINAR: Industrial Minerals – Trade War, Politics, & Covid-19

WEDNESDAY 22 JULY 2020 | 22:00 SINGAPORE | 15:00 LONDON | 10:00 EST
The industrial minerals sector has been rocked; first, by the US-China trade war, its ensuing political tensions, and then by the pandemic.
Join IMFORMED […]

Magnesia from the “Roof of the World” to Kentucky

First Chinese MgO-C refractory plant in US: PRCO America to use high purity Tibet magnesia source
Liaoning magnesia supply hit by new dynamite ban
The US refractories market is to have its first Chinese-owned magnesia-carbon brick plant, possibly […]

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

A 60-second scan of key market elements.

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Refractory Raw Material World Sources Map®

NEW EDITION OUT NOW!

Primary world sources and production capacity of key refractory raw materials

Magnesia World Sources Map®

Primary world sources and production capacity of key magnesia raw materials

Published June 2018

Mineral Market Matrix®

At a glance guide: which minerals for which markets