Metal Bulletin reported that German technology metals supplier HC Starck doesn't prioritize sourcing its tungsten from Africa.
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IEEE Spectrum reported that researchers at a variety of universities have achieved "interesting optoelectronics results" using a new two-dimensional material called tungsten diselenide (WSe2).
Metal Bulletin reported that China Minmetals Nonferrous Metals (CMN) has reduced its March tungsten concentrate prices. They are now more in line with spot market prices.
Powder Metallurgy Review reported that tungsten prices have stabilized in recent months. At the moment, ammonium paratungstate (APT), the intermediate material of tungsten, is selling for about $372 to $382 per 10 kilograms.
Platts reported that in 2013, China added 174,000 metric tons (MT) of tungsten to its reserves.
4-traders reported that the Russian Federation is going to impose fixed export duties for tungsten ores and concentrates of 10 percent of their custom value.
There has been a large tungsten mine discovered in East China's Jiangxi province, ChinaDaily reported. The mine, said to hold more than 1 million tonnes of tungsten and associated copper.
Mining Weekly reported that ferrotungsten producer Hazelwood has commenced the hot commissioning of its Vietnam plant and its first production is expected within the next 7 days.
Mining Weekly reported that Hazelwood Resources was a step closer to starting its ferrotungsten production in its ATC project in Vietnam.
Reuters reported that prices for ferro-tungsten have fallen at lowest since 2010, and traders are blaming Europe’s ailing steel industry for it.