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Over the past year, the prospects for mining companies have been adversely affected by the slump in commodity prices. With waning demand, slump in commodity prices and pressure to ensure profitability at mining operations and maximising shareholder return cutting costs is the theme. A recent research by Kemcore found many mining companies are sourcing or planning to source for mining consumables such as grinding media and mining chemicals from low cost base production countries such as China. The case studies below highlight leading risks associated with procurement from China.

Remember, you can fall victim to China or benefit from the vast advantages that China can offer you!


Procurement of Grinding Media

Many factories use deceptive technics in the quality of grinding media supplied. Paying too low maybe asking for problems. Learn how to avoid potential pitfalls.







Procurement of Flotation Reagents

Inconsistent Xathate quality? China is a world centre for collectors accounting for more than 50% of world manufacturing capacity for sulphide collectors. Not all Xanthate are created equal though - Find out why here!

Procurement of Commodity Mining Chemicals

This case study looks at how to ensure a consistency in the supply chain of commodity mining chemicals. Random pre-shipment inspection at the port of loading can play an important role in ensuring quality chemicals are supplied.