Minerals & Metals
From alumina to zinc and from steel to coal, the world has vast mineral resources that are mined, transported and processed to provide a staggering array of products used in everyday life.
Take magazine paper for example. To provide the whiteness required, the kaolin is baked or "calcined" to over 1100 deg. centigrade to produce a pure white powder that is used in the paper making process. Some of the largest deposits of kaolin occur in the North West Province of China and this is just one of many places where JND thermal technology can be found.
In Bahrain meanwhile, bulk offloading of alumina is undertaken by Stothert & Pitt equipment at one of the world's largest aluminium processors. Cranes built by Wellman Booth are also at work in some of the most demanding conditions imaginable in this sector. Materials handling equipment by Claudius Peters - stockyard, pneumatic conveying, grinding and silo storage are all to be found at work in the minerals and metals industry.