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LKAB Minerals Holds First Refractory Technical Seminar

The day consisted of a morning of presentations followed by afternoon tours of LKAB Minerals Flixborough processing sites. The objective of the day was to strengthen the position of LKAB Minerals as a service provider to the refractory industry whilst showcasing the technical expertise available to their customers. The seminar began with an introduction to the company by Darren Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, LKAB Minerals Group and Managing Director for Great Britain and Ireland; followed by an overview of LKAB Minerals sustainable procurement strategy and policies and the evaluation, risk assessment and improvements ongoing with suppliers. Melvyn Bradley, Technical Director for Great Britain and Ireland then commenced the technical presentations, giving an overview of the refractory materials available from LKAB Minerals and the methods and processes involved in developing their range of recycled materials. A presentation by Tony Hutton (Technical Services Manager) followed, introducing LKAB Minerals testing services; a range of testing services available through the GB’s various laboratories including chemical, physical and particle analysis testing. Operations Director, Paul Boustead then gave an introduction to operational excellence, safety first, total productive maintenance, focussed improvement and the work ongoing at its GB sites. Delegates were given a site induction ahead of the recycled and toll processing site tours. As part of the afternoons tours, delegates were also given a technical demonstration in their Flixborough laboratory using recycled materials.

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