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  • Metso and Outotec to cut workforce in market downturn IM February 2016

    Mining technology providers Metso and Outotec have completed employee negotiations and will begin restructuring by cutting a number of positions in Finland as both companies struggle to make savings in the capex downcycle. Read More

  • Research points to growth in mining equipment industry IM January 2016

    Slowing capex investment and fewer greenfield projects have resulted in lower 2015 sales for mining equipment providers. However, The Freedonia Group has predicted that there will be a rebound in demand out to 2019, Kasia Patel, North American Editor, reports. Read More

  • Neometals enters into exclusive licence for low cost TiO2 production technology 14 December 2015

    Having secured exclusive rights to the titanium dioxide processing technology, Neometals will now be responsible for developing and commercialising the process, which it says has a competitive edge over existing TIO2 flowsheets. Read More

  • Metso to provide cutting edge processing technology in Algeria IM December 2015

    Although investment in equipment by the mining sector has lulled, Metso says there is growing demand for more efficient technology, particularly in countries where health, safety and environmental regulations are tightening, Kasia Patel, North American Editor, finds. Read More

  • Meridian Drilling launches geochemistry arm to improve exploration efficiency 06 November 2015

    The UK-based drilling company says its onsite testing offers laboratory standard results, reducing the need for conventional sample testing and increasing efficiency. Read More

  • Outotec narrows 2015 outlook as investment in mining deteriorates 29 October 2015

    The Finnish processing equipment supplier managed to grow its service sales in Q3, driven by shutdowns, spare parts and maintenance orders, however Outotec said that demand for processing equipment has declined more than anticipated this year. Read More

  • Boart Longyear launches advanced underground drilling rig to speed-up operations 22 October 2015

    According to the technology company, Boart's new coring rig increases mine-site efficiency owing to its wide drilling angle potential, simple operating system and faster transport options for moving the rig from hole to hole. Read More

  • Lightship technology to help mining companies steer site activity IM November 2015

    As miners address operational inefficiencies in the current downturn and implement changes to prepare for the future, Canadian technology group Lightship says its work site management platform can aid emergency responses at mines, Kasia Patel, North American Editor, finds. Read More

  • Outotec to develop design for Alkane's Dubbo zirconia project 30 September 2015

    Having completed front end engineering design for Dubbo zirconia last month, Alkane has identified Outotec as the preferred supplier for many of the project's processing packages and has appointed the Finnish technology provider to identify further opportunities in the execution of its project. Read More

  • The importance of tailings management IM October 2015

    An increased focus on sustainable mining owing to stricter regulation and higher levels of interest from the public is creating opportunities for technology companies, particularly in waste management. Kasia Patel, North American Editor, investigates. Read More

  • Spiroflow automated filling system almost doubles bagging capacity for kaolin producer 16 September 2015

    According Spiroflow, which manufactures equipment for handling dry bulk solids, its automatic bagging system can help producers of various minerals cut costs by increasing bagging speed and capacity, reducing loss from spillage and upping transportation efficiencies. Read More

  • Outotec opens dewatering technology centre in Finland 08 September 2015

    Against a backdrop of declining investment into greenfield mining projects, Outotec is focusing on other areas of growth. The dewatering technology centre in Lappeenranta will complement the company's recent expansion into tailings management via the purchase of Kovit Engineering. Read More

  • New laser tech could be a game changer for Australian exploration IM September 2015

    Developed by researchers at the University of Tasmania and funded by AMIRA International, laser analysis technology is being offered free to junior exploration firms by mining giant Rio Tinto, which has expressed concerns that exploration spend and drilling in Australia has been declining over the past few years, writes Kasia Patel, North American Editor. Read More

  • Mining equipment efficiency on the decline IM July August 2015

    Modelling from PwC suggests that the efficiency of mining equipment has declined across the sector in the last 10 years, with mining investments declining and likely to focus on operational improvements into 2017, Kasia Patel, North American Editor, discovers. Read More

  • Weir and Rolls-Royce to develop efficient fracking technology IM June 2015

    Low oil and gas prices have forced cutbacks on production and exploration, meaning that companies like Weir Group, which supply technology to the oilfield market, have seen order intake fall. IM caught up with Weir and Rolls-Royce to find out how their technology could help both oil and gas companies and technology providers to increase revenues. Read More

  • A healthier future for mine workers IM May 2015

    Employees in the mining and quarrying sector face the risk of long term respiratory and hearing issues. Andrea Bowen, technical product manager at Casella, looks at what options are available to protect workers’ health and prevent the likelihood of irreversible – and sometimes fatal – damage. Read More

  • Bulk density: neglected but essential IM April 2015

    Bulk density is frequently one of the most neglected parameters during industrial mineral exploration compared with other measures such as sample width in borehole intersections, chemical analysis and product performance testing. Industrial Minerals Consultant, Andrew Scogings, explores bulk density and some of the methods most commonly used for measurement. Read More

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