Rare earths

Rare Earths: Hasting Technology Metals signs third offtake agreement in Q3 2017 for mixed rare earth products from Yangibana Project

Hastings Technology Metals (Hastings) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for an offtake agreement with Chinese based rare earth processor Qiandong Rare Earth Group (QREG) on the 13th September, the third offtake agreement MoU signed by Hastings since August 2017. The MoU signed with QREG amounts to the supply of… Read more

Titanium: Growth in aerospace as Boeing increases titanium fabrication capacity

Roskill view: One of the main growth drivers of titanium metal demand is civilian aerospace, which is forecast to grow by an average of 5% CAGR over the next 10 years. Year-on-year, growth passenger travel for the last five years has averaged 6.2%py according to Boeing’s market outlook. Lower air… Read more

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