The extraction of and trade with so-called conflict minerals, which are used in the whole range of digital devices, are still used to finance the...



Conflict-free Minerals A look behind the scenes

Nobody wants conflict minerals in his/her mobile phone or in other high-tech devices. But the reality is different. In particular, large quantities of the tantalum used in such devices, as well as the mineral coltan, come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and help to finance armed rebels and militias there. The following article ...





Examples of inventiveness and innovations of German enterprises

The ceremony of this year’s German Raw Material Efficiency Award, which was held on December 4, 2015 in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in Berlin, was expected with excitement. Almost 200 invited guests were present at the ceremonial handover taking place for the fifth time on the occasion of the trade ...



Terex Trucks on travel to Myanmar

It was an epic ten-week journey, covering a staggering 13 000 miles by road, river and sea – but 29 hard-wearing Terex Trucks have arrived at the jade mines of Myanmar to work on one of the most remote and challenging terrains to be found anywhere. ...


Mobile plant delivers high quality aggregate production

The Prachuap Khiri Khan region of Thailand is well known for producing high quality aggregates, with 4 quarries and 6 concrete plants in operation. Tabsakae Granite Co. Ltd operates a quarry and a concrete plant in the Prachuap Khiri Khan region ...



Loss-in-weight feeders with vibrofeeder

A central element in processing is the metering and weighing of bulk solids. In production processes, materials are fed and weighed at points where metering of the main components and additives with high accuracy is necessary. This precise metering is necessary, on the one hand, to ensure the quality of the resulting product and, on the other hand, to avoid metering of ...


Effective dedusting

With mobile dust binding machines, stationary permanently installed systems or indoor systems, for many years now, NEBOLEX Umwelttechnik GmbH has been...


Quick, quicker, SEM

At the POWTECH 2016 the Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau GmbH will present for the first time the quick-emptying mixer of type SEM 3000. This new development...


Bulk material in focus

The “People for Process Automation” are showing off their portfolio for the bulk materials industry and various other sectors. The spectrum includes...


Two-stage comminution

The task specifications in mineral processing have clearly changed in the last few years. They have become more complex and more comprehensive due to...


Three global innovations at the POWTECH

With its Business Unit “Grinding & Dispersing”, the NETZSCH Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of grinding and mixing technology. The innovative strength of the company will be demonstrated once again at this year’s POWTECH. In a space of about 200 m2, NETZSCH Grinding & Dispersing will present three global innovations for the first time, along with two other...