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Metal encapsulation to boost termal conductivity

The chemical industry uses large quantities of packing materials. To protect the millimeter-scale particles against abrasion, Fraunhofer IKTS encapsulates them in a layer of metal that boosts their thermal conductivity by a factor…

Analysis of Industrial and Base Metals Fundamental

Copper climbed 5 points as market expectations shifted towards a December US rate hike, which dented the dollar, and suggested that the industry may have longer to access cheaper capital. The US economy…

A new laser-etching technique creates a super hydrophobic metal

A laser-etching technique that creates a super hydrophobic sheet of metal was developed by scientists at the University of Rochester. It’s hydrophobic to the point that water doesn’t just move off to one…

An extraction column to recover metals

An extraction column which recovers metals companies use in their production processes is developed by researchers at the University of Guanajuato (UGTO), in middle Mexico. The column would avoid environmental pollution and lessen economic…

New processes to recover critical and high value materials

Recovering critical & high value metals with a process that minimizes environmental impact. CoLaBATS aims at develop hydrometallurgical (as opposed to pyrometallurgical) processes for the recovery of materials including rare earth metals. These new…

Phytomining, a way to extract metals from plant

Trees could be a source for miners, using the ability of some plants to isolate and accumulate metals in their shoots. University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute researcher Dr Antony van der Ent…

Global mineral exploration slowed by low metal prices

Metal  prices stalled in August. Despite the overall improvement in global metals exploration since April, SNL’s latest industry monitor reveals it is still too early to start celebrating a recovery in the sector….

Poor growth for US metals sector

Even if accelerating economic expansion will drive metal production and consumption, US metals sector will see modest growth through 2018. Our expectation for accelerating real GDP growth in the coming quarters underpins our view…

Highlights on recovery

The world metal market, seen from many points of view, with original and in-depth analyses that range from china to europe, from the ukraine crisis to big financial markets, from the new potentialities…

Surface finishes of stainless steel sheets

The surface finishes of stainless steels used in several industrial ambits not always assume a value of exclusively aesthetic type. There is, in fact, an intimate relationship between the finish type and the…

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