Category Archives: Raw Materials

Prices for key raw materials consumed in the capacitor, resistor and inductor industries worldwide, measured every 30 days. Reflects key materials consumed as dielectrics, electrodes, terminations and additives.

Metals Pages Raises Tantalum Spot Price

In an attempt to keep shareholders and investors informed of the tantalum market, junior explorer Gippsland has advised that the UK based Metal-Pages group www.metal-pages.com has announced that the tantalum…

Talison Not To Re-Open Tantalite Mines In Australia Until Certain Criteria Are Met

Talison will not re-open its massive tantalite mines in Australia until certain criteria are met regarding pricing and the establishment of long-term contractual agreements with customers. According to an article…

H.C. Starck Develops Worldwide Standard for Sustainable and Reliable Raw Material Sourcing

H.C. Starck GmbH, Goslar, one of the world’s leading producers of refractory metals and suppliers of high-tech companies, has aligned its sourcing policy to broad sustainability criteria. The newly developed…

Industry Representatives Discuss Tantalum at the U.S. Department of State

Representatives from the consumer electronics, automotive, jewelry and manufacturing industries met May 14th 2010 at the Department of State with Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs…

Noventa Resumes Tantalum in Mozambique- April 2010

Noventa has announced that tantalum concentrate production has resumed at its Marropino mine in Mozambique following, and the company is now looking into a Toronto Stock Exchange listing. The production…

Littelfuse Raises 1Q Forecasts Due to Increased Market Demand For Overvoltage and Overcurrent Protection Components and Devices

Circuit protection products maker Littelfuse Inc. raised its forecasts for the first quarter, saying demand from the electronics and auto industries has been better than it expected. Littelfuse now expects…

Ethiopia Sells $47 MM Worth of Gold and Tantalum In First Half of 2009

Ethiopia made $47 million from gold and tantalum exports in the first half of its financial year, the ministry for mines and energy told Reuters on Wednesday. “Most of the…

Ram Resources To Buy Motzfeldt Tantalum-Niobium Project in Greenland

Motzfeldt – average grade of 1000-1400ppm niobium and 100-120ppm tantalum.

H.C. Starck Reacts To Reversal of Price Trends in Tantalum Raw Materials

The tantalum market is currently driven by end industries’ demand for ethically irreproachable material. It has therefore come to a shift in raw material procurement from the Congo regions hit by conflict to other suppliers

UN Report Covering Tantalum Mining In The Congo Results in Interesting Survey Responses

Many Say Sanctions are Not Effective The United Nations has decided to keep sanctions in place against the Democratic Republic of The Congo (DRC) for 2010. These sanctions will attempt…

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