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Grecian Magnesite Expands Turkish Operation

The Φ1,6 x 34 m rotary kiln has a production capacity of >50 t/d caustic calcined magnesia (CCM) (or ~30 t/d dead burned magnesia) which will double current annual production capacity at >32000 t of CCM. The kiln is comprised of three main components: a pre-heater (which uses the enthalpy of the kiln flue gases in order to pre-heat the raw material, leading to increased output and reduced fuel consumption); the rotary kiln and an integrated cooler where the calcined material’s temperature is allowed to drop in a controlled fashion. Commercial production started in January 2012 with approx. 1000 t of CCM production being achieved with extremely positive results both from a technical/operational and product quality point of view. Commenting on the expansion, Akdeniz CEO Muzaffer Bayazit said: “We are committed to grow as a primary supplier of high quality CCM products to the world. The new investment will make it possible for us to further develop and produce new, more sophisticated CCM high purity grades with enhanced physical properties (i.e. increased specific surface areas up to 75 m2/g) which will widen our current product portfolio and will enable us to enter and serve more sophisticated, high demanding applications, such as production of special magnesium compounds, rubber and plastics, catalysts, special feed/food additives, fuel additives, pigments and fillers, etc.“ (4/2012).

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