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May 17, 2022 | 08:12 AM |


Cover profile interview with Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman, including the company’s growth in battery metals; Market overview of trends in nickel; Great potential for zinc and lead resources and applications in India; The whole life-cycle strategy for batteries made by Britishvolt; Updates on multiple market drivers and outlooks for andalusite, soda ash, silicon carbide and magnesia; Impacts of raw material prices on linepipe projects; Supply chain software solutions; Partial recovery for the aerospace sector

Features

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Cover story
Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman on a career in precious metals mining and growth in battery metals

Nickel

p.26
Where next for nickel
Outlook for the vital base metal in a year of high volatility

Zinc and lead

p.30
The multiple opportunities for zinc and lead in India
Potential for growth in the use of zinc and lead in India is high

Batteries

p.34
Britishvolt strategy from raw materials to recycling
Orral Nadjari, CEO of Britishvolt, outlines the company’s wide-ranging strategy

Industrial minerals

p.37
Durban floods exacerbate tight andalusite supply
Challenges to production and transportation of andalusite

p.38
Soda ash market remains tight
Carbon-emission reduction efforts impact the outlook for soda ash

p.39
Supply constraints support European silicon carbide prices
Multiple market drivers support SiC prices

p.40
Dependence on magnesia supply from China grows
Challenges to magnesia supply have increased dependence on China

Spotlights

p.42
Market spotlight: Linepipe pricing at the mercy of material costs
Linepipe demand hit by surging raw material costs while CCS- and H-pipe markets start to grow

p.46
Technology spotlight: Digital tools tackle freight challenges
Digital tools are helping to address increasing difficulties of logistics

p.48
End-user spotlight: Booming boardings challenge airlines and their suppliers
Increased demand for flights, capacity constraints and geopolitics increase pressures in aerospace


News and analysis
p.7

Comment

Addressing multiple challenges

p.8
Non-ferrous news review
A summary of recent key developments in the international non-ferrous industries

p.10
Steel news review
A round-up of important recent developments in the global iron and steel sectors

p.14
Base metals and steel analysis
Fastmarkets analysts study the drivers of the base metals, steel and steel raw materials markets


 

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