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M!NERALS now one of Europe’s largest industrial mineral suppliers

Cofermin’s evolution 2: Expanding beyond a Chinese minerals focus
Securing Chinese industrial minerals supply for world markets has been a vital and growing role for mineral traders and distributors since the 1980s. And it has never been easy.

Today, ongoing issues with primary ore availability, environmental controls, government reforms, process costs, logistics, and most recently the impact […]

By |Wednesday, 15 September, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

Forums announced for 2022 – Save the dates!

CALL FOR PAPERS | SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES | EARLY BIRD RATES
Mineral Recycling Forum 2022
28-30 March
Hilton Imperial, Dubrovnik
The latest developments in recycling industrial minerals from a range of waste sources, including tailings, refractories, slags, ash and their markets FULL DETAILS HERE
IMFORMED Rendezvous 2022
24-26 April
Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin (Noordwijk), Amsterdam
The vision for industrial minerals. Essential […]

By |Tuesday, 7 September, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

Industrial Minerals Review 2020-21

Responding to challenges & change
This time last year I was invited by Mining Engineering* journal to write an article as an introduction to its well-established annual review of the industrial minerals industry. I was delighted and honoured to be asked again by ME to write a piece this year.

Back then I commented on a “2020 Vision for Industrial Minerals” […]

By |Wednesday, 28 July, 2021|Newsfile|4 Comments

No stone unturned

Ever sat down on the beach or just anywhere, and picked up an interesting-looking pebble, turned it over, then wondered about its colour, origins, and composition?
Well, here’s the ideal companion to that wonderful timeless pastime while lying on the beach, taking a leisurely stroll, or just waiting for the bus:
“The Pebble Spotter’s Guide” by Clive […]

By |Monday, 26 July, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

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 challenging year for refractory minerals supply, we review the highlights and key take-aways of IMFORMED’s inaugural Refractory Minerals Forum 2021 […]

By |Tuesday, 15 June, 2021|Newsfile|2 Comments

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 author of success principles, Robert Collier: “If you don’t make things happen, things will happen to you”.

Well, Cofermin has stuck […]

By |Thursday, 20 May, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

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 has already been a fair bit of change in the corporate landscape as players seek the optimum strategy to emerge […]

By |Thursday, 13 May, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

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 was disappointing that yet again we could not meet up in Amsterdam for the IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021 (cross fingers and […]

By |Thursday, 6 May, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

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 anyone who met him knew, Phil was a very proud Welshman and loved his rugby. He grew up in Caerphilly, […]

By |Friday, 30 April, 2021|Newsfile|2 Comments

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 about 15% during 2020.
Title image Digging Deep: The world’s largest barite mine at Mangampet, Andhra Pradesh, India; APMDC is planning to […]

By |Wednesday, 21 April, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments