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New vertical pipeline supports narrow-reef emulsion system

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BLASTING EFFICIENCY
BME’s portable charging unit enables mines to employ safer and more cost-effective emulsion-based blasting technology Mining explosives company BME is establishing a 300 m vertical emulsion pipeline – the deepest in the world – at a South African gold mine currently implementing BME’s new narrow-reef emulsion system. The pipeline, scheduled for completion at the...
29th August 2014
 
 
EXPLOSIVES

AEL eyes Australian market for growth

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AECI CEO Mark Dytor AECI’s explosives arm AEL has branched out into Australia as it teams up with undisclosed customers for the supply of explosives into this new market. An AECI office had been established in Brisbane, while preparations were under way to ship a...
29th July 2014
 
 
MINING EXPLOSIVES

Shift to electronic blasting yields safety, efficiency benefits for miners

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AEL is committed to making blasting safer
The evolution from fire setting in the Bronze Age to blasting using electronics in the modern era has yielded significant benefits for the mining industry, says explosives manufacturer and supplier AEL Mining Services group consulting mining...
18th July 2014
 
 
CHEMICALS

Omnia posts record FY revenue on mining, currency gains

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Specialised chemicals provider Omnia has lifted revenue 21% to a record R16.3-billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2014, on the back of volume and sales price increases in its mining and agricultural divisions, price increases in the...
24th June 2014
 
 
BLASTING TECHNOLOGY

Electronic blasting’s safety, enviro and efficiency benefits

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Explosives manufacturer AEL Mining Services says that with mining being a risky operation, developing ways to make the process safer and more efficient has been the main driver in the evolution from the bronze-age setting to modern-day blasting...
6th June 2014
 
 
EXPLOSIVES

BME continues to grow after 30 years, focused on expansion

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Nitric Acid Complex, Sasolburg Celebrating three decades in business, mining explosives company BME has noted continual growth on the African continent throughout this time and has firmly set its future growth sights on further expanding its footprint in Southern and East Africa.
16th May 2014
 
 
CORPORATE ACTIVITY

Orica secures BEE partner, set to expand African footprint

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Leven Moodley and Dallas Wilkinson ASX-listed global commercial explosives and mining and tunnelling ground support provider Orica and South Africa-headquartered investment group Reindus Holdings have partnered to further Orica Mining Services South Africa’s (OMSSA's) African...
7th April 2014
 
 
Explosives

Aussie blaster sets its sights on Africa

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CORRECT BLASTING IS CRITICAL Successful drill and blast operations begin with the correct blast design – holes need to be drilled in the right place and to the right depth Australia-based drill and blast services provider Action Drill & Blast has developed significantly in Australia in the last four years, but the company told Mining Weekly at the Investing in African Mining Indaba that the time was right for...
7th March 2014
 
 
 
 
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