Nuclear Power

Nuclear is a huge growth industry, not least because it offers a zero emissions solution for producing continually available energy in the form of electricity. Offering a wealth of first-hand expertise in safety-critical, hazardous and arduous process applications, Hosokawa Micron Group is adept at collaborating with its nuclear industry customers to deliver everything from tailor-made,…

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Glass / Recycled Glass Powder

It takes a lot of minerals, energy, and water to make glass from raw materials. Fortunately, glass can be recycled endlessly without any loss in purity or quality. With the abundance of recycled glass, the demand for finely ground glass powder is rapidly increasing in the construction industry. Recycled glass can be turned into countertops,…

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Graphite

Graphite is crystalline allotrope of carbon that comes in an amorphous, flake-like, or platelet shape. It is found naturally as a mineral but a synthetic version can also be created through the heat-treatment of petroleum products. There are various uses of graphite, such as use in battery anodes, which are commonly used in the lithium-ion…

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Talc Milling

Talc is a clay mineral made of hydrated magnesium silicate.  Talc is formed from metamorphic reaction of minerals in aqueous conditions.  Talc is one of the softest minerals on earth, with a Mohs hardness of 1.0 (defining mineral).  However, some abrasive impurities (such as quartz or sand) may be present in the mined talc.  It…

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Ground Calcium Carbonate / Limestone

  Limestone, which is primarily calcium carbonate, is a sedimentary rock made from the minerals calcite or aragonite.  A large portion of limestone is made from the skeletal remains of sea creatures and organisms.  Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) differs from Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) in that the GCC is formed directly from grinding limestone rock…

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Bauxite

Bauxite is heterogeneous mineral containing aluminum hydroxide minerals such as gibbsite, boehmite and disapore.  It is a sedimentary rock mixed with kaolinite clay that might have some iron oxide minerals mixed in.  Bauxite is used as a source of Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) which is used in ceramics or as an abrasive (or for abrasion resistance). …

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Zircon sand

Zircon, also known as zircon silicate (ZrSiO4), is found in ancient mineral sand deposits and is typically brown in color. Zircon is one of the two core product streams from ‘mineral sands’, the other being titanium minerals. During mining, these minerals are separated and removed from their ore deposits. Zircon sand is mainly used in…

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