WEBINAR: Fluorspar market trends 25 June 2020

Impact of COVID-19 | Threat of alternatives to fluorspar
Organised by Roskill | panel participation by IMFORMED
25 June 2020

Roskill will present its latest views and insights on the fluorspar industry and the entire F-supply chain, examining the challenges caused by COVID-19 given the impact the pandemic is having globally, and what the future may have in store […]

By |Thursday, 18 June, 2020|Newsfile|0 Comments

Fluorine focus: new & alternative source developments Part 2

Non-fluorspar sources – evolving & utilised; FSA a game changer?

As we examined in Part 1, new fluorspar deposit developments in North America are showing signs of increased activity (see Part 1: North American mineral prospects – so who’s doing what?).

In Part 2, we examine the progress with alternative fluorine sources such as fluorosilicic acid (FSA), […]

By |Thursday, 11 June, 2020|Newsfile|1 Comment

Fluorine focus: new & alternative source developments Part 1

North American mineral prospects – so who’s doing what?

New fluorspar deposit development and progress with alternative fluorine sources such as fluorosilicic acid (FSA), depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF), mine tailings, and aluminium fluoride (AlF3) from bauxite are all receiving increasing attention.

Although the world economy and industry is understandably experiencing a slowdown owing to the ramifications of […]

By |Friday, 5 June, 2020|Newsfile|0 Comments

The IMFORMED Industrial Minerals Crossword – winner announced, solutions available

We hope everyone is safe and bearing up as well as can be in these challenging times.

Our stab at some light relief was putting out The IMFORMED Crossword Puzzle last month. We are most grateful for the kind comments and feedback we have received.

Scores are in. Close runners-up were, in reverse order:



By |Wednesday, 27 May, 2020|Newsfile|0 Comments

RMCC Russian brucite project progress: Asian magnesium hydroxide markets targeted

European processing option realised with Quimialmel, Spain

Leading brucite producer, Russian Mining Chemical Co. LLC (RMCC), has completed the first stage of development of what is claimed as the world’s largest deposit of brucite (the natural mineral of magnesium hydroxide), and has joined forces with Quimialmel to process brucite in Spain.

Located in the Jewish Autonomous Region, […]

By |Thursday, 21 May, 2020|Newsfile|0 Comments

Challenging & Changing Times: latest updates on Forums 2020-21

Plus: Proceedings & Wall Charts Available | The IMFORMED Crossword

To all our customers, sponsors, and supporters,

We hope you are staying safe and well in these challenging times.

Ensuring the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners & staff is our top priority.

IMFORMED continues to monitor the situation, assimilating advice, and assessing contingencies regarding the latest […]

By |Friday, 24 April, 2020|Newsfile|0 Comments

Minerals world faces challenging future; potential positive outcomes provide ray of light – UPDATED

Market Monitor: US “critical” industry list | SA mine shutdown | Refractories | Steel | Foundry | Cement | Glass | Oilfield

Right now it’s hard to find anything but gloom and uncertainty for the near and possibly medium future for the industrial minerals industry.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to affect […]

By |Monday, 30 March, 2020|Newsfile|9 Comments

Recycling Industrial Minerals: Challenges, Solutions & Opportunities

Review of Mineral Recycling Forum 2020, Aachen

Last week’s IMFORMED Mineral Recycling Forum 2020 in Aachen, Germany squeaked in under the wire before the EU lockdown response to the Covid-19 virus outbreak.

With sensible precautionary measures in place and a communal enthusiasm to look out for one another while actively participating in the conference, some 40 hardy […]

By |Friday, 20 March, 2020|Newsfile|0 Comments

China’s mineral supply to global markets: dominance, diversity & disruption

COVID-19 impact continues as mineral consumers ponder future supply mind set

It’s happened a few times before: during the SARS outbreak of 2003, the Beijing Olympics of 2008, and most recently the 2017-19 anti-pollution drive, but this time the impact is being felt deeper and wider, and crucially, perhaps longer term.

The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

By |Thursday, 5 March, 2020|Newsfile|1 Comment

UPDATED Advisory: Covid-19 Virus & IMFORMED Forums 2020

Ensuring the health & safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, & staff is our top priority
IMFORMED is diligently monitoring the situation, assimilating advice from relevant authorities, and assessing contingencies regarding the […]

By |Thursday, 27 February, 2020|Newsfile|0 Comments