Mining drilling services include drilling work carried out on contract basis for numerous mining customer bases, operating across the wide ranges of commodities such as coal, metals, and others. Various types of mining drilling services are surface drilling, underground coring, and others. Furthermore, the drilling services’ agreements are typically carried out through a tender process. Drilling service providers quote an extensive costing process that guarantees that the projects are well planned and taken into consideration the geography, geology, time-frame, and others. The report focuses on the current trends and future growth opportunities of various types of mining types such as coal, metal, mineral, quarry, and others. Furthermore, the study evaluates the current market trends and suggests future growth opportunities by analyzing government regulations & policies. The report further covers the strategies adopted by the key players to sustain the competitive environment and increase their market share.
Mining chemicals play a major role in the processing of mineral ores. The consumption of base metals (such as iron, steel, and aluminum) and precious metals (such as silver, gold, and platinum) increased steadily, due to their various applications in various industries. The metal mining processes require mining chemicals during the stage of processing the respective ores. With the increase in the consumption of these metals, mining activities for these metals have surged globally, especially in Canada and Mexico. Canada is a global leader in mining operations, with active production of more than 60 metals and minerals, and it is a major producer of primary aluminum, cobalt, diamond, gold, nickel, platinum group metals, salt, titanium concentrates, and uranium. In addition, Canada ranks among the top five countries in the global production of 14 major metals and minerals, such as first in potash production; second in uranium and niobium; third in cobalt, aluminum, tungsten, and platinum group metals; fourth in nickel, salt, sulfur, and titanium; and fifth in diamond, cadmium, and gold.
Needle coke industry is a primary raw material that finds its significant application in the production of steel, aluminum, stainless steel, silicon metals, and some other ferrous as well as non-ferrous metals. Needle coke also finds its key applications in the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries that are in high demand in the automotive industry. Petroleum needle coke is mainly preferred by steel and battery manufacturers. This is because the battery and steel manufacturers working on the EAF technique only work on high-quality needle coke, ultra-high purity (UHP) for the production of lithium-ion battery anodes, and graphite electrodes. The growth of the needle coke market can be attributed to a steady surge in demand for lithium-ion battery anodes to be used in lithium-ion batteries coupled with high demand for graphite electrodes across the steel industry. The steel industry witnessed a growth rate of approximately 4% in 2018 in terms of production as compared to the previous year. Along with this, the share of electric arc furnace (EAF) route of steel production is increasing as compared to that of BOF, and this is further expected to provide impetus to the demand for graphite electrodes, thus influencing the growth of global needle coke market. The needle coke market is a very concentrated market consisting of approximately ten giant players. GrafTech International Ltd. and Phillips 66 Company are the leading manufacturers active in the needle coke market.
Zeolites were first discovered in the 18th century as a natural mineral which has an exceptional adsorption property. Zeolites are crystalline solids structures made of aluminosilicates with variable Si/Al ratio, that form a framework with cavities and channels inside, where cations, water, and small molecules could get adsorbed or desorbed. Synthetic zeolite could be produced from natural minerals, such as natural zeolite, silica, and alumina. Due to their large pore volume, zeolite molecular sieves have an impeccable adsorption capacity and catalysis properties. Since the birth of synthetic zeolite, the application of synthetic zeolite has been greatly expanding. Zeolites molecular sieves are currently used in a wide range of industries, such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, wastewater treatmen t, environmental, automotive, pharmaceuti cal, a griculture, and aquaculture for the application of catalysis, separation processes, adsorption of Sulphur and nitrogen, prevent air pollution, etc. Zeolite catalyst consumption is dominated by the Fluid Catalytic Cracker (FCC) and desulphurization application in refineries, which accounts for more than 70% in value.
Mining chemicals play a major role in the processing of mineral ores. The consumption of base metals (like iron, steel, aluminum, etc.) and precious metals (such as silver, gold, and platinum) has increased steadily, owing to their various applications in many industries. The metal mining processes require mining chemicals during the stage of processing the respective ores. With the increase in the consumption of these metals, mining activities for these metals have surged, globally, especially in Canada and Mexico. Canada is a global leader in mining operations, with active production of more than 60 metals and minerals, and it is a major producer of primary aluminum, cobalt, diamonds, gold, nickel, platinum group metals, salt, titanium concentrates, as well as uranium.
Quartz word is derived from querkluftertz, an old German word which means whitish vein quartz. The word Quartz is also derived from ancient Greek word krustallos, which means, ice, because it was believed that the quartz is ice which never melts. The Sumerians cut and carved several quartz stones and used them as a cylinder seals and ring seals. The Egyptians made beads, scarab figures, and other jewelry from quartz stones. Quartz is a hard, crystalline mineral which consists of silicon and oxygen atoms. These atoms are linked with each other to form SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra. The global quartz report focuses on revenue generated from various quartz material as well as end-user industry utilizing quartz including electronics & semiconductor, solar, buildings & construction, medical, optics and telecommunication and other. Moreover, the report analyzes the current market trends of Quartz in different regions and suggests the future growth opportunities by analyzing government regulations & policies, thereby further increasing the consumer acceptance of Quartz. The factors driving the growth of the market includes increasing use of Quartz in end-user industries such as alumina, pulp & paper, soap and detergent, water treatment, and others. In addition, with rise in the chemical industry, the demand for Quartz is expected to increase significantly, as it is used in manufacturing of organic and inorganic chemicals.
Synthetic diamonds are widely used in superabrasive tools, such as grinding wheels, and cutting, drilling, and dressing tools, for manufacturing products in the automotive, medical, aerospace, and electronics industries. Sharp edge retention and higher strength of superabrasive tools provide higher productivity and better performance, when compared to other manufacturing tools. • In the aerospace industry, super abrasives are widely used, owing to the characteristics, such as hardness, longevity, resistance to abnormal temperatures, and chemical inertness. The application of super abrasive include tooling and grinding solutions for turbine engines and grinding tools for aero structural compounds and air frame. • The aerospace industry is experiencing a stagnant growth, owing to the strengthening of passenger travel demand and rising global military expenditure for the air force industry. Backlog of new aircraft orders and the constant resurgence of business aircraft may further add to the growth of the aerospace industry.
Currently, the largest application of silicone is in the construction industry, where its applications range from structural glazing and weatherproofing to energy- efficient materials used in the buildings. In the era of modern construction, silicone offers flexible solutions for the construction sector, which ranges from caulk, seals, coatings to intricate silicone profiles and expansive sections fitted to glass, steel, and plastics. Besides, silicone has facilitated the construction sector to produce wide range of custom solutions to offer insulation and protection benefits. Besides, silicone also helps to improve in-shop productivity and reduce material waste, while extending building life and reducing lifecycle costs. During 2018, the global construction industry grew by about 3.5%, and is further likely to witness growth in the coming years due to robust performance of the construction sector. Asia-Pacific and North American regions have been witnessing a strong growth in the residential construction sector. Asia-Pacific has been witnessing strong growth in the residential construction in countries, such as India, China, Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Besides in North America, high housing demand due to growing population and increased immigrants, and trend of nuclear families are some of the factors driving the residential construction in the region.
Mining is the process of extracting coal, metals, minerals, and others from the earth. For these extractions, mining equipment are used for which drill bits are required. Mining drill bits are cutting tools that are used to dig hole of circular area. These drill bits are deployed to remove rock or debris material to create different size of holes. By type, the market is segmented into rotary bits, DTH hammers bits, and others. The others segment is further divided into anchor bits, cross bits, and chisel bits. Whereas, the rotary bits segment is bifurcated into fixed cutter bits and roller cone bits. Based on material, the market is categorized into steel, diamond, and tungsten carbide. The diamond bits segment is further classified into thermally stable diamond bits, PDC, and surface set diamond bits. Bit size analyzed in the report includes up to 150 mm to above 300 mm. By operation segment, the market is bifurcated into underground drilling and surface drilling.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has a considerable impact on transforming multiple industries by forging real-time connections between machinery, environmental conditions, people, and business processes. Implementing comprehensive IoT solutions can be challenging, however, and it is even more complicated when the operation takes place underground. Mining is a resource critical industry, where the ability to remotely monitor personnel and control equipment can have a significant impact. In this case, the usual constituents for IoT connectivity run into a massive number of problems. The radio signals that carry cellular, Wi-Fi, RFID, and other wireless data are not sufficient to penetrate rock and soil. Numerous mining operations have begun to partner with technology companies to invent creative solutions for deploying wireless networks underground. Along the way, they’re keeping better track of employees and equipment, increasing safety, improving maintenance, and boosting efficiencies. From an application on a mobile device, supervisors at mine sites can receive the alerts via email, SMS, or in-app notifications. This helps the supervisors to react to critical problems that are occurring in real- time and help in the maximization of productivity.