Category Archives: News from Industry

Bolovia/ACI Systems in JV to extract and process Lithium from Salar de Uyuni Salt Lake

Berlin, Germany – On 12 December 2018, the Bolivian state-owned company Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) and the German company ACI Systems Alemania GmbH (ACISA) founded the joint venture YLB-ACISA. The aim of the joint venture is the sustainable extraction and industrialization of lithium, as well as other raw materials from Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt lake. Continue reading Bolovia/ACI Systems in JV to extract and process Lithium from Salar de Uyuni Salt Lake

GFG Alliance reveals Plans for new Mega Steel Plant in Whyalla, Australia

Sydney (NSW), Australia – GFG Alliance executive chairman Sanjeev Gupta has revealed that the company is planning to construct a steel plant in Whyalla, Australia. According to Sanjeev Gupta, the new plant will be the largest in the Western world, capable of producing 10 million tonnes per year, with the ability and infrastructure to double capacity in time. Continue reading GFG Alliance reveals Plans for new Mega Steel Plant in Whyalla, Australia

Flexicon: Pail Dumper for Dense Bulk Materials

Whitstable, United Kingdom A new TIP-TITE® Pail Dumper from Flexicon dumps pails containing high density bulk solid materials into downstream processing or storage vessels dust-free. The unit accommodates pails of up to 5 gallons (19 litres) measuring up to 15 in. (380 mm) in height, and weighing up to 750 lb (340 kg). Continue reading Flexicon: Pail Dumper for Dense Bulk Materials

Syntron Material Handling to be acquired by Kadant

Tupelo (MS), USA – Kadant Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Syntron Material Handling Group, LLC from entities affiliated with Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Syntron is a leading provider of material handling equipment and systems to various process industries, including mining, aggregates, food processing, packaging, and pulp and paper.  Continue reading Syntron Material Handling to be acquired by Kadant

FLSmidth: Completely re-engineered Trommel Chassis and Screen Media Package

Copenhagen, Denmark FLSmidth has launched a completely re-engineered trommel chassis and associated screen media package. The new trommel designs have been engineered using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) design calculations to ensure they are structurally sound and will offer excellent service life. The screening media has been custom designed to be less than 25kg per piece which provides safe handling and fast implementation.  Continue reading FLSmidth: Completely re-engineered Trommel Chassis and Screen Media Package

IPB China 2018: Powder & Bulk Solids Processing Conference and Exhibition ends on a high Note

Nuremberg, Germany – The International Powder & Bulk Solids Processing Conference & Exhibition (IPB), held in Shanghai on 17-19 October 2018, once again demonstrated the professionalism of the POWTECH World family of events in the areas of powder and bulk solids. IPB China continued its 16-year history of success with strong growth in both exhibitor and visitor numbers. The event closed with new record figures of 15 percent growth in exhibitor numbers, and an impressive market- oriented supporting programme with top-level participation. Continue reading IPB China 2018: Powder & Bulk Solids Processing Conference and Exhibition ends on a high Note

TOMRA Autosort Color separates Glass from Municipal Solid Waste at high Throughput

Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany TOMRA Sorting Recycling has introduced “Autosort Color”, a new machine which works in combination with “Autosort Laser” to separate glass from municipal solid waste with unprecedented effectiveness. According to TOMRA, Autosort color achieves purity rates greater than 95% at high throughput rates, even when input materials are wet, dusty or dirty.
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Wirtgen: Bauxite Mining with Surface Miners maximizes Profitability in Guinea

Windhagen, Germany West African Guinea is known for possessing the largest reserves of high-quality bauxite in the world. This potential has prompted the country to continually expand its bauxite mining sector in recent years, making substantial investments. Wirtgen surface miners are playing a decisive role in this development process, as many of the country’s bauxite mining operations rely on Wirtgen’s technology as their standard extraction technique.
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Borealis: final investment decision Taken to expand capacity of PP plant in Kallo, Belgium

Kallo, Belgium – Borealis is increasing its Polypropylene (PP) capacity in Europe and strengthening its long-term commitment to meet the European customers’ needs for innovative polypropylene. The company has taken the final investment decision to expand the capacity of its PP plant in Kallo, Belgium, by 80kt. The added capacity is expected to come on stream in mid-2020.

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Bedeschi: ONT wins Contract for Belt Conveyor System at Yanbu Port, Saudi Arabia

Limena (PD), Italy – ONT, part of the BEDESCHI Group, was commissioned by OCRIM with a new belt conveyor system for grain in Yanbu Port – Saudi Arabia. The order comprises a system of three belt conveyors with a width of 1400 mm and a length of 180 m+360 m+36 m transporting 1000 t/h grain from the client ship-unloader on the jetty to the existing storage bins.

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