Mineral industry awards presented by SME

IMFORMED Rendezvous Roundtable Host Dan Eyde receives SME Fellow Award
For understandable reasons, this year’s gathering of the global minerals community at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)’s annual meeting (MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo) was an online occasion.
Title Image St. Cloud Mining Co. produces 42-45,000 tpa of natural zeolites for a […]

By |Wednesday, 24 March, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

Chinese magnesia latest: reforms in the Year of the Ox

As we enter the Chinese Year of the Ox, reports from China, so influential in global mineral supply and benchmark pricing, suggest change may well be in the air yet again for the magnesia supply sector, as well as potential disruption to supply from government controls and planned reforms.

It appears that plant shutdowns and the […]

By |Monday, 8 March, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

Industrial minerals outlook: crucial global trends & developments

IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021 ONLINE 14 April
Logistics | Critical Minerals | CO2 + Energy Challenges | Next Economic Cycle | Mineral Pricing | From Strategy to Profit | Grinding & Classifying Developments | Trading transformation

For established players seeking new horizons and newcomers evaluating industrial minerals

IMFORMED is delighted to announce a revised programme for the upcoming IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021 […]

By |Monday, 1 March, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

Mineral recycling: New horizons in a new era

Mineral Recycling Forum 2021 ONLINE Reviewed
EU Critical Minerals | Refractories | Ceramics | Graphite | Bauxite | Magnesia | Mining Waste | LIBS Sorting
The latest trends and developments in recycling industrial minerals were presented and discussed at IMFORMED’s Mineral Recycling Forum 2021 ONLINE on 9 February.
Title Picture Mountains of Magnesia: the serpentine tailings pile at […]

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

Speciality magnesia markets targeted by Callista with RHIM assets buy

RHI Magnesita sells PPL & RHI Normag to private equity firm; Normag renamed Magnor Minerals
It only seems very recently that RHI Magnesita (then RHI AG) was reinforcing its captive magnesia supply base with the acquisition of Premier Periclase Ltd (PPL), in the Republic of Ireland, and SMA Mineral Magnesia AS, in Norway, with the latter having […]

By |Thursday, 18 February, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

BPM to divest perlite business & focus on zeolite market

Unique NZ perlite operation for sale amid limited world sources
Blue Pacific Minerals Ltd, New Zealand, is looking to sell its perlite extraction and processing division as it focuses on its zeolite business.
Title picture: BPM’s perlite mine near Tokoroa, North Island, New Zealand, which was producing about 10,000 tpa crude ore; inset: expanded BPM perlite Courtesy BPM
There […]

By |Thursday, 28 January, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

Andalusite Resources to emerge from Business Rescue with new ownership

Following some 18 months of uncertainty and delay, South Africa’s remaining independent andalusite producer and world no.2, Andalusite Resources (Pty) Ltd (AR), is finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

Having successfully warded off acquisition attempts by Imerys in 2017 (see Imerys appeal dismissed: Andalusite Resources merger prohibition stands) AR became mired in debt […]

By |Thursday, 21 January, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

Magnesia & refractories major Kümaş acquired by Turkish steel leader Erdemir

Kümaş joins Almatis within OYAK group | Vertical integration strategy rolls on as end users target supply security
After several years of speculation, and some close calls from leading competitors, one of the world’s leading magnesite producers, Kümaş Manyezit Sanayi A.Ş. (Kümaş) of Turkey has been acquired by the country’s leading steel producer Ereğli Demir ve […]

By |Saturday, 9 January, 2021|Newsfile|0 Comments

IMFORMED wishes all a most healthy & peaceful 2021! Latest Forum Updates

For this past year, of all years, IMFORMED would like to thank its delegates, sponsors, partners, contacts, and families for all their kind support and participation for a most challenging last 12 months.
The number seven is hailed as being lucky, harmonious, and of perfection. As IMFORMED heads into its seventh year of business, we sincerely […]

By |Wednesday, 30 December, 2020|Newsfile|0 Comments

Refractory minerals from China: shutdowns & shipping spark price surge

Bauxite, BFA, Andalusite, Magnesite impact | Supply reforms in pipeline
As if 2020 had not dished out enough disruption for one year, suppliers and consumers of Chinese refractory minerals are facing more issues impacting the supply chain in the form of operational closures and a shortage of shipping containers.

Title Picture A mountain to climb: China’s centre of magnesite […]

By |Thursday, 17 December, 2020|Newsfile|1 Comment