Thought for the month

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quiet in a room alone.” Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher (1623 – 1662).

Friday, 15 April 2011

Indium as well

Supply chain issues for materials such as gallium and indium have been known for some time. According to a new report from NanoMarkets the price of Indium is heading to more than $1,000/kg. China is the world’s largest supplier of indium, having about three-quarters of world reserves and around half of production. Japanese indium users, who currently use 70% of China’s indium production may find themselves short of indium within a year. NanoMarkets expects firms in countries that have not been large suppliers of indium (eg Australia, Canada, Laos and Peru) to explore new extraction approaches to get into the market.

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