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TABLE OF CONTENTS


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   Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers .....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level .....I-2
  
   Quantitative Techniques & Analytics .....I-3
Product Definitions And Scope of Study .....I-3
  
   Market Basics.....II-1
The Changing Landscape of Vermiculite.....II-1
A Tale of Two Regions.....II-1
1$100
   Agriculture Opens Up New Vistas of Market Opportunities.....II-2
Developing Countries Prop Up Growth.....II-2
1$100
   Macro-Economic Issues Hamper Growth.....II-3
Notes On Vermiculite Production, Demand & Supply.....II-3
Production.....II-3
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   Table 1: World Vermiculite Market (2001-2004): Breakdown of Production in Tons by Geographic Region - The Americas (US and Latin America [Argentina, Brazil, Mexico]), Japan, Europe (Egypt, Russia), Asia-Pacific (Australia, India, China) (Excluding Japan), and Middle East/ Africa (Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-41$300
   Table 2: World Vermiculite Market (1990-2000): Breakdown of Production in Tons by Geographic Region – The Americas (US and Latin America [Argentina, Brazil, Mexico]), Japan, Europe (Egypt, Russia), Asia-Pacific (Australia, India, China) (Excluding Japan), and Middle East/ Africa (Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe): A Historical Review (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-51$300
   Table 3: World Vermiculite Market: Percentage Breakdown of Production by Geographic Region for Years 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2004 – The Americas (US and Latin America [Argentina, Brazil, Mexico]), Japan, Europe (Egypt, Russia), Asia-Pacific (Australia, India, China) (Excluding Japan), and Middle East/ Africa (Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-61$300
   Demand Vs. Supply.....II-7
The Legacy of W.R. Grace & Co in Vermiculite Production.....II-7
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   W. R. Grace & Co Charged With Environmental Disregard.....II-8
Authorities Tighten Regulatory Handcuffs On the Players.....II-8
Number Speak.....II-8
Crude Vermiculite to Witness Sluggish Growth.....II-8
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   Key Trends In a Capsule.....II-9
Major Markets Go Southward.....II-9
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   How Real is the Threat Of Asbestos Contamination in Vermiculite Waste?.....II-10
Promising Prospects in the Consumer Gardening Market .....II-10
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   Commoditization Set to Tap Higher Demand.....II-11
China: The Dragon Rises Over the Global Horizon.....II-11
North America – A Propitious Vermiculite Producer.....II-11
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   Pricing Patterns.....II-12
Perlite: A Threat To Reckon With.....II-12
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   The Evolution of Vermiculite.....II-13
Reserves of Vermiculite.....II-13
Table 4: World Reserves of Concentrated/Crude Vermiculite: Percentage Breakdown by Country/Region for the Year 2004 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..... II-13
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   A Peek into the Global Reserve Base for Vermiculite.....II-14
Vermiculite: A Topographical Definition & Exposition.....II-14
Chemical Formula.....II-14
Key Properties.....II-14
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   Compatibility of Vermiculite.....II-15
Classification of Vermiculite.....II-15
Concentrated Vermiculite.....II-15
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   Exfoliated Vermiculite.....II-16
The Production Process: A Peek Into the Raw Deal.....II-16
Processing of Concentrated Vermiculite.....II-16
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   Exfoliated Vermiculite Processing.....II-17
Table 5: An Insight into Percentage Composition of Elements in Final Exfoliated Vermiculite.....II-17
Various Grades of Vermiculite.....II-17
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   Applications.....II-18
Emerging Applications.....II-18
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   Mineral Contamination – A Major Threat.....II-19
Asbestos.....II-19
Quartz.....II-19
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   How to Determine the Level of Intensity of Asbestos Fibers on Human Health?..... II-20
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   Stringent EPA Regulations Catch Market’s Attention.....II-21
Awareness Campaigns Dispels Misconceptions.....II-21
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   Steps to Eliminate Adverse Affects Caused by Vermiculite.....II-22
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   Agricultural Market.....II-23
Cultivation.....II-23
Vermiculite Soil – A Revolution in the Agricultural Industry.....II-23
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   Horticulture.....II-24
Vermiculite Applications in Horticulture Market.....II-24
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   Consumer Gardening – An Emerging End – Use Market.....II-25
Non – Agricultural Market.....II-25
Industrial Segment – A Mature End – Use Market.....II-25
Insulation – The ‘Pioneering’ Application for Vermiculite.....II-25
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   Construction – Captivating its Presence in the Vermiculite Market .....II-26
A Comparative Study on the Advantages Offered by Vermiculite Plasters Over
  Traditional Plasters.....II-26
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   Namekara – A Breakthrough Vermiculite Product.....II-27
Vermiculite Stoves - Newly Igniting Energy Savers.....II-27
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   IBI Enters into Deal with Rio Tinto.....II-29
Normiska Acquires All Assets of Normiska USA.....II-29
St. George Merges with Nevada.....II-29
IBI Bags Supply Contract from Perlite.....II-29
IBI Wins Supply Deals.....II-29
1$100
   IBI Signs Vital Distribution Pacts.....II-30
IBI Acquires Mica Peak.....II-30
Regis Resources Inaugurates New Site.....II-30
Perlite Canada Wraps Up Deal with Renmark.....II-30
IBI Ties Up with Export Trade.....II-30
1$100
   Imerys Minerals Purchases Australian Vermiculite.....II-31
IBI and Stansbury Form Joint Venture.....II-31
Hedman Sets Up Vermiculite Treatment Plant.....II-31
IBI Kick Starts Vermiculite Production.....II-31
1$100
   Samrec Extends Production Capacity.....II-32
Historic Developments in the Past.....II-32
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   Australian Vermiculite Industries Pty. Ltd. (Australia).....II-33
Bisley and Company Pty. Ltd. (Australia).....II-33
BRASIL MINERIOS LTDA (Brazil).....II-33
Dugar Insulation India Pvt Ltd (India).....II-33
El Nasr Mining Co. (NMC) (Egypt).....II-33
1$100
   Eucatex SA (Brazil).....II-34
Exfoliators (AUST) Pty Ltd. (Australia).....II-34
Integrated Business Intelligence Corp. (Canada).....II-34
Canmin Resources Ltd. (Uganda).....II-34
International Vermiculite Limited LLC (Canada).....II-34
1$100
   Isolatek International Inc (USA).....II-35
Minerals Marketing Corporation (Zimbabwe).....II-35
Normiska Corporation (Canada).....II-35
Palabora Mining Company Limited (South Africa).....II-35
1$100
   Perlite Canada Inc. (Canada).....II-36
Samrec Vermiculite (Pvt.) Ltd. (Zimbabwe).....II-36
Stansbury Holdings Corporation (USA).....II-36
Sun Gro Horticulture, Inc. (USA).....II-36
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   Tamil Nadu Minerals Ltd. (India).....II-37
The Strong Company, Inc. (USA).....II-37
Thermal Ceramics Inc. (USA).....II-37
Therm-O-Rock West, Inc. (USA).....II-37
Uniao Brasileira De Mineracao SA (Brazil).....II-37
Vermiculite Canada (Regis Resources, Inc.) (Canada).....II-37
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   Virginia Vermiculite Ltd. (USA).....II-38
Whittemore Company Inc. (USA).....II-38
W.R. GRACE & CO. (USA).....II-38
Grace Construction Products (USA).....II-38
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   Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), Middle East, Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-39

Table 7: World 10-Year Perspective for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), Middle East, Africa, and Latin America for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-39
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-1
Mines & Mine Operations .....III-1
Misconceptions Shrouding Vermiculite .....III-1
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   US Consumption Rates Taking A Breather.....III-2
Pricing and Import Strategies.....III-2
Table 8: US Imports of Concentrated/Crude Vermiculite: Percentage Breakdown by Region/Country for the Years 2003 and 2004 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-2
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   Table 9: US Imports of Exfoliated Vermiculite: Volume Breakdown in Thousand Tons for the Years 2001 through 2004 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3

Table 10: US Exports of Exfoliated Vermiculite: Volume Breakdown in Thousand Tons for the Years 2001 through 2004(includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-3
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   Focus on Select Key Players.....III-4
Isolatek International Inc......III-4
Stansbury Holdings Corporation.....III-4
Sun Gro Horticulture, Inc......III-4
Thermal Ceramics Inc......III-4
Therm-O-Rock West, Inc......III-4
1$75
   Virginia Vermiculite Ltd......III-5
Whittemore Company Inc......III-5
W.R. GRACE & CO......III-5
Grace Construction Products.....III-5
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-6
Table 11: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite With Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-6
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-7
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-7
Canada – A High Potential Market .....III-7
Vermiculite Imports to Boost Horticulture Market .....III-7
Horticulture Garner Higher Share .....III-7
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   Table 12: Canadian Vermiculite Market: A Historic Review Of Consumption Trends Of Exfoliated Vermiculite by End-Use Applications for the Years 2001 & 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-8
Environmental Issues Hamper Growth .....III-8
Consumer Awareness Avoids Health Risks .....III-8
Player Strategy .....III-8
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   Recent Industry Activity.....III-92$150
   Focus on Select Market Players.....III-11
Integrated Business Intelligence Corp......III-11
1$75
   International Vermiculite Limited LLC.....III-12
Normiska Corporation.....III-12
Perlite Canada Inc......III-12
Vermiculite Canada (Regis Resources, Inc.).....III-12
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-13
Table 13: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite With Annual Consumption Figure in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-13
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-14
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-14
Europe: Slowly Gains Alacrity .....III-14
Table 14: Consumption of Exfoliated Vermiculite in Western Europe: Percentage Breakdown by Select End-Use Applications for the Year 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-14
1$150
   Market Player Review .....III-15
Russia On A Rise .....III-15
B. Market Analytics.....III-15
Table 15: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite by Geographic Region – France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed With Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-15
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   Table 16: European 10-Year Perspective for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Rest of European Markets for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-16
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-17
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-17
B. Market Analytics.....III-17
Table 17: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite With Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-17
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-18
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-18
B. Market Analytics.....III-18
Table 18: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite With Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-19
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-19
B. Market Analytics.....III-19
Table 19: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-19
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-20
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-20
B. Market Analytics.....III-20
Table 20: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite With Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-20
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-21
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-21
B. Market Analytics.....III-21
Table 21: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-22
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-22
B. Market Analytics.....III-22
Table 22: Austrian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite With Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-22
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-23
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-23
B. Market Analytics.....III-23
Table 23: Rest of European Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite With Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-23
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-24
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-24
Asian Market Overview.....III-24
China – Here Comes the Dragon .....III-24
Chinese Production and Import Figure Ups.....III-24
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   Australia – A Vital Market in Asia – Pacific .....III-25
Focus on Select Market Players.....III-25
Australian Vermiculite Industries Pty. Ltd. (Australia).....III-25
Bisley and Company Pty. Ltd. (Australia).....III-25
1$75
   Dugar Insulation India Pvt Ltd (India).....III-26
Exfoliators (AUST) Pty Ltd. (Australia).....III-26
Tamil Nadu Minerals Ltd. (India).....III-26
B. Market Analytics.....III-26
Table 24: Asia – Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite With Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-27
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-27
B. Market Analytics.....III-27
Table 25: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite With Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-27
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-28
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-28
South Africa – A Mineral Rich Region .....III-28
Uganda – Africa’s Hub for Vermiculite .....III-28
1$75
   Research Studies Set to Promote Vermiculite Usage .....III-29
A One ‘Player’ Market .....III-29
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   Focus on Select Market Players.....III-30
Canmin Resources Ltd. (Uganda).....III-30
Minerals Marketing Corporation (Zimbabwe).....III-30
Palabora Mining Company Ltd., (South Africa).....III-30
1$75
   Samrec Vermiculite (Pvt.) Ltd. (Zimbabwe).....III-31
B. Market Analytics.....III-31
Table 26: African Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite With Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-32
A Current and Future Analysis.....III-32
Brazil – A Vibrant Market in Latin America .....III-32
Focus on Select Market Players.....III-32
Brasil Minerios LTDA (Brazil).....III-32
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   Eucatex SA (Brazil).....III-33
Uniao Brasileira De Mineracao SA (Brazil).....III-33
B. Market Analytics.....III-33
Table 27: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Crude/ Concentrated Vermiculite With Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-33
1$150