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Nickel may flip to deficit on Indonesia hurdles, Macquarie warns
Nickel may flip to deficit on Indonesia hurdles, Macquarie warns
1st March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The global nickel market could swing to a surprise deficit this year if growth in Indonesian output is constrained by slow mining permit approvals, according to Macquarie Group Ltd. While the... 

Ringrollers brings its expertise to new sectors
Ringrollers brings its expertise to new sectors
1st March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Leading steel products manufacturer Naledi Ringrollers has, for more than 50 years, been committed to high-quality standards and is making significant strides in the railway, general engineering,... 

Tighter Indonesian nickel ore supply boosts prices, curbs smelter output
28th February 2024 By: Reuters

Nickel ore prices in Indonesia, the world's top producer, have risen on tighter supply after government delays in issuing new mining quotas that has also prompted smelters to curb production,... 

The SlurrySucker MK III incorporates the world renowned Toyo heavy duty slurry pump, making it the most efficient and cost effective electrically powered floating dredging system available on the market
Next-gen SlurrySucker for silt-challenged water areas powered by Toyo
28th February 2024

Not only does IPR’s SlurrySucker dredging system effectively clean process water ponds, return water dams or other water storage areas, it has become recognised as an ideal solution for cleaning... 

Indonesia's coal-fired nickel output is pricing out greener metal that has so far failed to command a market premium.
Nickel faces existential moment with half of mines unprofitable
27th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Many of the world’s biggest nickel mines are facing an increasingly bleak future as they wake up to an existential threat: a near limitless supply of low-cost metal from Indonesia. With roughly... 

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Mozambique port critical to chrome exports gets upgraded railway link
21st February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The biggest port in Mozambique that’s become a key hub for global chrome exports will upgrade a railway link, bolstering a planned $2-billion capacity expansion. The African Development Bank is... 

Nickel woes worsen for Glencore-backed miner as budget jumps 87%
20th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Glencore-backed Horizonte Minerals is warning that it needs a whole new financing package to restart a nickel project in northern Brazil after a review revealed the mine will cost 87% more than... 

Chromium can be used in a chemical coating process known as chrome plating whereby a thin chromium layer is applied to a raw metal substrate
Chrome highlighted for resistance properties
9th February 2024

With stainless steel considered a “marvel of modern engineering”, owing to its involvement with products ranging from kitchen appliances to surgical instruments, independent corrosion and failure... 

From green hype to bailouts, the nickel industry has imploded
From green hype to bailouts, the nickel industry has imploded
5th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Just 18 months ago, the world’s biggest mining company was in a nickel frenzy. BHP Group, to much fanfare, had struck a deal with Tesla to supply it with the crucial ingredient for electric... 

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Straub pipe couplings see an uptick in African orders
2nd February 2024

According to a recent press release, the recent spike in union-related mining strikes near the end of 2023, coupled with a decline in workforce numbers, meant that the mining industry had to find a... 

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Equipment boosts compressed air quality
26th January 2024

Compressed air quality is a frequently neglected topic, but contaminated compressed air (c/air) is almost as bad as no compressed air.   However, two products offer solutions to these air quality... 

Nickel prices keep slumping even as mines close
Nickel prices keep slumping even as mines close
23rd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Nickel continued its slump, heading toward the lowest level in more than three years, even as the collapse in prices for the metal force mines to shutter. The metal used in stainless steel and... 

Nickel price crash seen strengthening Indonesia's grip on supply
Nickel price crash seen strengthening Indonesia's grip on supply
22nd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

A prolonged slump in nickel prices is stress-testing producers worldwide, raising the prospect of sweeping mine closures that will deepen Indonesia’s dominance of global supply. The metal used in... 

Andrew Forrest
Forrest shuts nickel mines after prices crash
22nd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Wyloo Metals, the private nickel producer owned by billionaire Andrew Forrest, is shutting down its Western Australian mines due to a sharp slump in prices for the key transition metal. The mines... 

Sumitomo makes strategic investment in FPX Nickel
18th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Major nickel producer Sumitomo Metal and Mining (SMM) has made C$14.4-million strategic equity investment in FPX Nickel, underscoring the Vancouver-based junior’s view that its Baptiste project is... 

BMI lowers outlook for nickel price
11th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research firm BMI has revised downward its nickel price forecast for this year to $20 000/t from $20 600/t as the market remains in a supply glut. Simultaneously, weak Mainland Chinese demand and... 

Power pricing predictabilty reached for Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter.
Power pricing predictability reached for Glencore-Merafe ferrochrome smelter
19th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The application of State electricity utility Eskom for a six-year negotiated pricing agreement for the Glencore-Merafe ferrochrome smelter operation in Rustenburg, in the North West Province, has... 

Russia's Nornickel joins stainless steel factory project, aims to increase nickel sales
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

Russian mining and metals giant Nornickel has decided to join a project to build a plant producing stainless steel products in Russia, it said on Monday. The project is led by Russia's RNK-Holding.... 

Tha Tharisa mine
Tharisa's full-year earnings take a knock, but chrome volumes, prices remain strong
14th December 2023 By: Kenneth Creamer

Miner, processor and marketer of chrome and platinum group metals (PGMs) Tharisa reported a 49.1% year-on-year decrease in earnings a share to $0.27 for the financial year ended September 30.... 

The Cerro Matoso operation in Colombia
South32 invokes force majeure at Colombia ferro-nickel operation
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

South32 invoked force majeure at its Colombian nickel operations as community protesters block the movement of people and supplies to the giant open pit mine and smelter. “This affects all our... 

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New machine aids component manufacture
1st December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Having accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the local manufacturing industry, specialised manufacturer and materials processing company MAXJET has commissioned the EnduroMAX – a... 

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1st December 2023

Dust and air filtration solutions provider Envirox exclusively imports and distributes Nederman Industrial Air Filtration products and solutions across Southern Africa. The company’s offerings... 

Iron-ore eyes fifth weekly gain despite China intervention
24th November 2023 By: Reuters

Iron-ore futures erased earlier losses and are set for their fifth weekly gain on Friday as property support-led optimism in top consumer China outweighed headwinds from the latest intervention... 

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OLI South Africa
17th November 2023

Global industrial vibration technology leader OLI makes business simpler for customers while going global with a first-class product that has proven successful in making OLI the world’s top selling... 

Surpluses on the horizon, but output cuts to help buoy nickel price
10th November 2023 By: Reuters

Sizeable output cuts will help shore up nickel prices, which are likely to have reached a bottom after a year-long slide, but tighter supplies are not expected to eliminate surpluses. Specifically,... 

The company’s specialists advise on correct valve selection and installation for every application
Company’s innovative approach helps solve industry challenges
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Within industrial product supplier BMG's expansive collection of industrial slurry valves lies a diverse selection of pinch valves meticulously engineered to regulate the movement of liquids,... 

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AR Controls
10th November 2023

Gauteng-based AR Controls is a leading manufacturer, importer and stockist of a comprehensive range of internationally recognised valves and instrumentation ideal for critical process applications... 

Record quarterly production from Nickel Industries
31st October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Indonesia-focused Nickel Industries has enhanced its position as the biggest ASX-listed diversified nickel producer with the release of its September-quarter results on Tuesday, highlighted by a... 

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MULTI ALLOYS: A division of EMVAfrica
27th October 2023

Established in 1997, MULTI ALLOYS is a leading stockist of duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys and specialised metals in the South African market and focuses on the supply of these... 

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Summit outlines industry plans
27th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

International trade limitations, owing to slow market growth in Europe and the US, have in turn sparked the implementation of stringent trade conditions in the South African stainless steel... 

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More education initiatives needed in local industry
27th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Education and skills development remain indispensable for the South African stainless steel industry, however, the training and development of productive and skilled staff has become a “major... 

An aerial view of the new Chieftan 2200 mobile incline screen in action at the Jongiliziwe sand mine, in Sasolburg
Larger incline screen delivered for growing sand mine
27th October 2023 By: Halima Frost

A new Chieftain 2200 mobile inclined screen was delivered in August by mining equipment supplier ELB Equipment to the Jongiliziwe sand mine, in Sasolburg, in the Free State. Manufactured by mobile... 

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Converter plants beneficial
27th October 2023

With a focus on future-oriented stainless steelmaking, metallurgical industry plant supplier SMS group offers converter steel plants for carbon and stainless steel worldwide. This includes complex... 

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Mount Isa Mines Complex, Australia
27th October 2023 By: Nadine James

A lead/zinc/silver mining operation in Queensland. 

The process sheet for the Araguaia project
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction progress continues at Araguaia. 

Lion ferrochrome smelter.
Merafe reports 21% lower ferrochrome production in first nine months
20th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Third-quarter attributable ferrochrome production of Merafe Resources from the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture was 40 000 t, which resulted in a production decrease of 21% for the first nine months... 

Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis.
Tharisa extends out Karo platinum project commissioning timeline by 12 months
17th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The continued weakening of platinum group metal (PGM) prices and macroeconomics have resulted in the Karo platinum project timeline for commissioning being extended out by 12 months to June 2025,... 

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Family-owned business pioneers pumping solutions for four decades
13th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

With over four decades of experience in the development of pumping solutions, family-owned company Creamers Lubrication Products, which owns Pumprite and is based in Alrode, has firmly established... 

Process flowsheet for the Araguaia
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has reported that costs at its Araguaia nickel project will increase by at least 35% and that first production will be delayed. 

Sumitomo Metal sees global nickel supply surplus widening in 2024
5th October 2023 By: Reuters

The global nickel market is expected to remain in surplus next year as the output of low-grade nickel pig iron (NPI) will continue to grow in Indonesia, Sumitomo Metal Mining said on Thursday. The... 

Image shows iron-ore being loaded to ship
Australian resource exports poised to fall
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s commodity export earnings are forecast to fall from last year’s record A$467-billion to A$400-billion in 2023–24, and A$352-billion by 2024–25, the Department of Industry, Science and... 

A nickel operation in Indonesia
Global nickel market surplus to widen in 2024 – INSG
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The surplus in the global nickel market is expected to widen to 239 000 metric tons in 2024 from 223 000 tons this year, the International Nickel Study Group (INSG) said on Tuesday, signalling... 

Thos Begbie
South African manufacturer celebrates a legacy of excellence in the mining industry
3rd October 2023

Middelburg-based copper castings producer Thos Begbie has cemented its position as a leading manufacturer of water cooled copper and other components for the pyrometallurgical industry worldwide.... 

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