Dear Readers,


Canada’s mining industry is in the focus of our category “Trends and Equipment” in this issue (p. 54). In addition to an analysis of the present state of affairs as regards the most important ores and mining companies, the future has also been considered and there is a report on planned projects.


One of the largest and most unusual lithium deposits is in Bolivia – it is the Lake Uyuni. A pilot plant has almost been completed where lithium is to be extracted from lithium carbonate contained in the brine (p. 66).


AViTEQ Vibrationstechnik GmbH have gained more than 70 years of experience in the field of vibration engineering. Two years ago Weiteq GmbH was founded as a joint venture. You will read about the reasons for this step and the future development trend in the interview starting on page 47.


I wish you enjoyable reading - and perhaps we will meet at POWTECH!


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