From abrasive wheels and agglomerators to wire screening cloth and X-ray systems (and everything in between!), our year-round Equipment Digest reference tool helps manufacturers find suppliers for hundreds of different types of machinery and equipment used for various manufacturing processes in the ceramic, glass, refractories, and brick industries.
Though diverse, industrial minerals markets have largely been in decline throughout 2015 and 2016 due to falling demand in major markets, declining oil prices, and oversupply. In June, I attended the Industrial Minerals’ International Congress (IMIC) in the Czech Republic. It was not a happy place, with a subdued atmosphere and producers, consumers, traders, and processors all feeling the effects of reduced market activity.