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Refractory minerals market: facing up to the future

Refractory Minerals Forum 2021 ONLINE Review
Outlook | China | India | Magnesia | Dolomite | Bauxite | Andalusite | Graphite | Chromite
As we head towards the halfway mark of what has proved to be another most […]

Cofermin evolves: talkin’ ’bout a new generation

Global minerals distributor enters new era with new management team
IMFORMED reviews Cofermin’s journey and interviews Managing Director Andreas Pabst
In its 2015 announcement of the launch of two subsidiaries, Essen-based Cofermin Rohstoffe GmbH & Co. KG quoted the US […]

Magnesia movers: latest round-up

Magnifin/Huber | Magnor (RHI Normag) | TIMAB/Mag. do Brasil | Brucite+ | Premier | FromMag | Delamin/Morgan
As we progress mid-way through the second quarter of 2021, magnesia markets are showing signs of recovery while there […]

The vision for industrial minerals: IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021 Review

Key trends shaping the global industrial minerals industry
CO2 reduction | Transforming beyond trading | Covid-19 impact and economic outlook | Critical minerals | EV supply chain | Making profit from strategy | Processing developments
Yes, it […]

Phil Owen 1964 – 2021

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Phil Owen, popular and much befriended Advertisement Manager of the former Industrial Minerals magazine.

Phil, 56, died peacefully in his sleep on 16 February 2021.

As […]

Barite oilfield market looks to recovery after 2020 impact

US output halted as overseas alternatives emerge | India expands
Described as “one of the worst years in recent history” for the oilfield market, it is unsurprising that world barite production was estimated to have decreased by […]

Industrial minerals reach critical mass awareness – about time

Critical minerals challenge & outlook covered at IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021 ONLINE 14 April
To those in the industry this is nothing new. But it is one thing for the experts to know about something important, and […]

Industrial Minerals Trading Transformation: Survival of the Fittest

Jan Weber, CEO, Possehl Erzkontor presents at the IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021
IMFORMED is delighted to announce that Jan Weber, CEO, Possehl Erzkontor GmbH & Co. KG, is to present:
“Remaining valuable through dual transformation: managing to go […]

Industrial minerals logistics: how important is it to the supply chain?

Future trends in port logistics spotlighted at IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021 ONLINE 14 April
Events in Egypt this week served to demonstrate yet again just how significant a factor logistics plays in the supply chain of industrial […]

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

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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