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Let IMFORMED bring the mineral markets together for you in 2023
As IMFORMED nears its eighth anniversary, Mike and Ismene would like to thank all our customers, sponsors, friends, and families for their unstinting support during 2022.
The last three years has been challenging, particularly 2020-21, and 2022 should […]
In Memoriam: David Holmes | David Delamore | Malcolm Crawford
It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of three friends and colleagues from the industrial minerals world.
Each were stalwarts of the industrial minerals business, widely respected and recognised for their individual […]
“Recycling is coming”: mineral industry gears up for supply chain evolution
Mineral Recycling Forum 2022 Dubrovnik Review | 2023? same place, same time!
If we were to talk about high drama in Dubrovnik, you would be forgiven for immediately thinking of the successful medieval fantasy TV drama […]
China refractory minerals outlook in transition
As we head towards the final quarter of 2022 and look towards 2023 and beyond, the international refractory industry is readying itself for a busy period of important international refractory meetings (ICR, Aachen; ALAFAR, Foz […]
Cofermin Chrome gets flexible in “unprecedented” market climate
Since its restructuring and new management announced in January 2021, we have been reporting on the evolution of Essen-based global mineral distributor Cofermin Group.
In this latest follow-up article we focus on the management and role […]
Salt market awaits new sources as demand grows amid Asian shortages
New sources of salt are being developed to meet the rising demand for salt worldwide. Some 330m tonnes of salt is consumed globally, with the primary markets being the chloralkali and deicing sectors.
The Asia-Pacific region […]
Canada Fluorspar: new owner & restart on the cards?
Fluorspar market awaits outcome as it readies to meet at Fluorine Forum 2022
Canada’s beleaguered newcomer to the global fluorspar supply sector, Canada Fluorspar Inc. (CFI), is awaiting news, potentially by mid-October 2022, of a positive […]
Refractory mineral trends: IMFORMED has it covered
IMFORMED was delighted and honoured to have its Refractory Raw Material World Sources Map® reproduced in the feature articles section of the August 2022 issue of the American Ceramic Society Bulletin (map details here).
The section focused on […]
UK minerals’ moment in the sun
CRM reality check, sustainability & recycling | EIG 2022 Review
IMFORMED was honoured to speak on recycling industrial minerals at last week’s 22nd Extractive Industry Geology Conference, hosted by the Camborne School of Mines at the […]
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