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CRM DAY – The Current Status of CRMs in the EU

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On 27 September 2018, the second bi-annual CRM Day took place at the Club Des Guides, Brussels. The event, entitled “The Current Status of CRMs in the European Union”, gathered key players in the raw materials field. The speakers of the two panels, respectively dedicated to Production and Trade of CRMs, identified the key issues […]

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CRM Alliance Quarterly Newsletter – Summer Edition

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In this issue: CRM Day September 2018 – Do not forget to register; Critical Raw Materials for the Defence Industry: A dialogue with policymakers; CRM Day March 2018 – Challenges to Primary & Secondary Production of CRMs; EUROALLIAGES speaks at the REACH Enforcement Summit Europe; 2018 Antimony Day on the importance of flame retardants; T.I.C. hosts its 59th General Assembly; […]

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U.S. publishes official list of critical minerals

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On 18 May 2018, the U.S. Department of the Interior published its official list of 35 minerals considered critical to U.S. National Security and Economy. Following the open consultation launched in February, a total of 453 comments were submitted and considered by the Department of the Interior who concluded in favour of the methodology used to draft […]

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CRM Day: Challenges to Primary & Secondary Production of CRMs

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On 21 March 2018, the first bi-annual CRM Day took place at the Renaissance Hotel in Brussels. The event, entitled “Challenges to Primary & Secondary Production of CRMs”, gathered interested stakeholders and government representatives. The speakers of the two panels identified the main challenges to primary and secondary production of CRMs and opened the floor […]

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CRM Alliance Quarterly Newsletter – Spring Edition

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In this issue:  The CRM Alliance Welcomes two new members CRM Day 2018 – Do not forget to register CRM Alliance at the ARGUS Global Antimony Conference IMA and CRM Alliance organised a joined luncheon event on lightweight The International Minor Metals Conference IMA World Magnesium Conference Council adopts conclusions on the EU Industrial Strategy […]

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Don’t Forget to Register – CRM Day (21 March 2018)

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Challenges to Primary & Secondary Production of CRMs (Renaissance Brussels Hotel – Rue du Parnasse 19 – 10:00 – 12:00) Keynote speech: Mr. Kalin Tomov, Head of the Competitiveness Sector at the Bulgarian Permanente Representations Panel 1: Impacts of Permitting on CRM Primary Production Presentation by Ms. Blazena Hamadova, MinPol Presentation by Mr. Richard Clemmey, […]

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U.S. releases draft list of critical minerals 

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On 16 February 2018, the U.S. Government published its draft list of 35 minerals it deems critical to both the economic and national security of the country. The draft is the result of President Trump’s Executive Order, adopted on 20 December 2017, which asked the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Secretary of Defense to […]

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Barytes

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What Is Barytes and Where Do I Use It? Barytes (or barite) is the naturally occurring mineral barium sulphate (BaSO4). It is mainly used (70%) as a weighting agent in drilling fluids by the oil and gas industry where baryte’s high specific gravity assists in containing pressures and preventing blowouts. Barytes and barium compounds are also used as fillers […]

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