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Whether securing scarce elements, trading in specialty chemicals or researching fuels of the future, the mining industry faces significant challenges.

IHS metals and mining experts deliver detailed market knowledge and the latest updates on operational safety regulations, as well as short- and long-term global and regional forecasts. Our projections for price, supply, demand, emissions, economies, risks and regulations help you identify new opportunities and new markets. We also help you reduce costs, increase operational efficiency and mitigate terrorism, economic, political, and compliance and sustainability risks.
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    Pricing & Purchasing - Supply Management Deliver cost savings, strategically manage spend, and drive procurement excellence The Pricing & Purchasing service, a part of the Supply Management solution, delivers timely,

  2. Aluminum Association (AA) Standards

    Aluminum Association (AA) Actualize product excellence across multiple applications The Aluminum Association (AA) publishes standards for chemical composition limits and mechanical properties of cast and wrought aluminum allo

  3. Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) Standards

    Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) Improve interoperability of powder metallurgy and metal injecting molding The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) creates standards that direct the customer and the manufacturer

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  24. Global Risk Service - Investment Risk Analysis & Ratings

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  25. MRO Catalog Manager

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  26. Economics Data, Analysis and Forecasting

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  29. Mining Industry Economics and Country Risk Services

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  45. Refrigerant Compliance Software for EHS&S

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  47. Chemical Container Labeling for EHS&S Product Stewardship

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  49. Content for REACH and GHS for EHS&S Product Stewardship

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    Emergency Operations Strengthen emergency planning Need to be better prepared for emergency operations? Want to plan and respond more effectively?This software capability helps you manage every phase of a potential emergency;

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    Industrial Hygiene Protect your workforce Need to effectively assess worker risks? Want strategies to limit exposure?This software capability helps you safeguard the health and safety of your workforce by accurately assessing

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    Liability Claims and Case Management Prevent costly errors and lost information Want to consolidate EHS&S liability claims? Need a concise tracking system?This software capability helps you record and track your EHS&S

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    Quality Risk Management Training Understand how to boost product quality levels Need to mitigate quality related risks? Looking for expert guidance and training?Identify, analyze, mitigate and monitor quality risks and hazard

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    American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Design innovative buildings and steel structures The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) standards direct the US design community and construction industry. Document

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    Standards Developing Organizations Ensure product quality, reliability and compatibility IHS provides technical standards, codes, specifications and related documents from hundreds of Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs)

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    Managed Regulatory Content Exceed compliance requirements Are you able to keep up with regulatory change? What if you could automate the process?The capability delivers dynamic managed regulatory content, which underpins sust

  68. Global Link Model – Scenario Analysis and Modeling

    Global Link Model Anticipate the impact of change on the drivers of your performance Do you incorporate scenarios in your planning process? The IHS Global Link Model is the most comprehensive global macroeconomic model commer

  69. Petcoke Report

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How do lower commodity prices affect the environment?

High commodity revenues in the past have made investment in exploration and new mines attractive. But weakening prices have now shifted investment strategies to focus on developing more sophisticated processing technology. The need to meet increasingly stringent environmental standards supports that shift. These requirements reinforce the growing understanding that inappropriate and outdated technology destroys the inherent value of mining operations and reduces profitability.

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