Mondi Launches Rain Resistant Splash Bag

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In response to customer interest in rain-repellent paper bags, Mondi has developed the Splash Bag that resists rain for up to two hours and withstands humidity better than a standard paper bag, noted the manufacturer. Standard paper bags for packaging cement and other powdery products are generally vulnerable to rain. To tackle the issue, Mondi, working in collaboration with cement producer Lafarge,…

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Heavy Duty Submersible Explosion Proof Slurry Pumps

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BJM Pumps released the new XP-KZN heavy duty submersible explosion proof pump. The XP-KZN Heavy Duty Submersible Slurry Pumps are specifically designed for tough conditions where explosion-proof, FM, C/US approved (Class I, Division 1, Group C & D) are needed. The XP-KZN features a top discharge, slim-line design with agitator to suspend heavy slurries containing coal, ash, sand, gravel or other…

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Off-Road Tires Made in the U.S.A.

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Bridgestone Opens First U.S. Mining Tire Manufacturing Facility. By Steve Fiscor Extending its leadership in the heavy-duty, earthmoving tire segment, Bridgestone Americas opened its first giant off-road radial tire plant during November. Based in Aiken County, S.C., the 1.5 million-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility produces various off-road radial tires for mining equipment, including ultra-class haul trucks. The new plant strengthens Bridgestone’s ability to…

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Bringing Out The Big Guns

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Air Cannons Hammer Preheater Buildup At Nebraska Cement Plant. By Mark S. Kuhar The largest American-owned cement manufacturer in the nation has solved a buildup problem in the precalciner of its Nebraska plant by installing a network of high-performance air cannons, improving material flow and drastically reducing the need to hydro-lance. The series of 25 air cannons from Martin Engineering…

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A Clean Success

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At GCC America’s Rio Grande Plant, A Crusher Meets The Need For A Clean Cement Additive. By Mark S. Kuhar A new Lokotrack ST2.8 mobile scalping screen is helping a Colorado cement plant to produce a clean additive for its production process, resulting in significant cost savings. GCC America’s Rio Grande plant, located south of Pueblo, Colo., requires a very…

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EPA to Regulate Fly Ash as ‘Non-Hazardous’ Material

On Dec. 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals from coal-fired power plants, strengthening management guidelines for impoundment- or landfill-bound material while supporting responsible recycling practices best exemplified in ASTM C618-grade fly ash processing and marketing.

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