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

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 quite another for the wider populous and their respective governments to grasp, let alone then respond to, the key factors […]

By |Tuesday, 6 April, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

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 beyond mineral trading”
at the IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021 ONLINE 14 April.

Expert speakers on crucial […]

By |Wednesday, 31 March, 2021|Newsfile, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 minerals from mine to market.
Title Image The Suez Canal sees passage of 12% of the world’s trade; the 224,000 tonne […]

By |Thursday, 25 March, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments