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Battery Recycling Focus at International Congress

The 24th International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR 2019) takes place in Lyon, France (September 18-20 2019).  With metal separation being a key stage in the battery recycling process, Bunting is attending and exhibiting at the congress (booth 12). ICBR is the international platform for presenting the latest developments and discussing the challenges faced by…

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Bunting Rebrands

On August 3rd, 2019, Bunting Magnetics Co. celebrated its 60th anniversary as a company.  Since being founded in 1959, Bunting Magnetics Co. has grown from a small company in Chicago, Illinois, to a growing global force with multiple locations around the world.  Bunting Magnetics Co. has acquired several different companies over the years, and in…

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Focus on Metal Recovery at RWM 2019

The focus on the Bunting stand at RWM 2019 (11 & 12 September, NEC, Birmingham, UK) is recovering and separating metals from secondary ‘waste’ materials.  Working production-sized metal separators separating metals are on display on stand P1, right by the entrance to the show. Recycling has never had a higher profile.  The ongoing backlash against single-use…

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Eddy Current Separator Health Check

A ‘Health Check’ is defined as ‘an examination to determine whether a person or animal is suffering from illness or injury’, but we also apply it to the Eddy Current Separator.  In many recycling operations, the Eddy Current Separator is a vital part of the process.  The aluminium and non-ferrous metals recovered on the Eddy…

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New XRF Enhances Mineral Testing Capabilities

X-ray fluorescence analysers

The purchase of a new X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser enhances the mineral testing capabilities of the Bunting Magnetics test laboratory based at the Master Magnets facility in Redditch, UK.  Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science, based in Abingdon, UK, supplied the X-MET8000 Expert XRF analyser and provided comprehensive training for the technical staff at Master Magnets. The…

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Ceramics UK 2019 Show Success

Ceramics UK 2019

The last UK-based ceramics focused exhibition was staged in Telford, UK over twenty years ago.  In July 2019, once again in Telford, the new Ceramics UK show once again thrust ceramics into the spotlight, providing the perfect showcase for the sector.  Ceramics UK was co-located in Telford, UK with The Advanced Materials Show. Over twenty…

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Getting Metal Out of Ceramic Sanitaryware

sanitaryware Blog

Sanitaryware is a commonly used term in the ceramics industry referring to sanitary appliances found in toilets and bathrooms.  Traditionally, WC bowls, cisterns, bidets, urinals and washbasins are made from porcelain (a ceramic material made from clay that might be described as ‘vitreous china’ when coated with enamel).  This might be referred to as ceramic,…

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Technology Drives Aluminium Recycling Success

Aluminium can recycling

Record High Aluminium Drink Can Recycling Rate in Europe The simple Aluminium Can is a perfect example of successful waste and recycling management.  In 2018, Europe’s recycling rate for the aluminium drinks can reached a new record high of 75%.  This is up from 54% in 2010.  This is an important recycling success story, especially…

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Paper Abstracts for Physical Separation Conference

Rare Earth Roller

The Physical Separation ’19 conference The physical separation conference organised by Minerals Engineering International (MEI), is held at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom on the 13th and 14th June 2019.  The conference focuses on the application of physical methods to separate and concentrate minerals.  At the conference, Dr Neil Rowson will be…

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Iron Separation Technology at Ceramics UK Show

Electro magnetic filter

Successfully removing fine iron from ceramic slips and glazes is vitally important in any ceramics plant.  Such iron contamination is removed using high intensity magnetic separators like those on display on the Bunting and Master Magnets stand 1517 at the Ceramics UK show (10-11 July 2019, Telford, United Kingdom). Iron contamination causes surface defects (black…

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