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Ceramics UK Opens New Opportunities

Ceramics UK 2019

The Ceramics UK 2019 exhibition (10-11 July 2019, Telford, UK) was the first UK-based ceramics focused exhibition in twenty years. “Since acquiring Master Magnets, Bunting has an extensive portfolio of magnetic separation equipment specifically designed for the ceramics and mineral processing sectors,” said Simon Ayling, Bunting’s Managing Director.  “It was important to be present, supporting…

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RPC bpi Stretchfilms Removing Metal Using Drawer Magnets

RPC bpi Stretchfilms in Leominster use a series of Bunting Drawer Magnets to capture ferrous metal contamination in the process.  This prevents equipment damage and reduces production downtime. RPC bpi was using Hoppergrids, a very basic type of Ferrite magnetic separator that simply sits loosely inside a hopper.  However, they found that these were not…

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Keeping Ceramics Iron Free At Ceramics UK

Electro magnetic filter

Removing problematic fine iron and weakly magnetic minerals from ceramic slips and glazes is vitally important in any ceramics plant.  Globally, ceramics companies are using high intensity magnetic separators, with working examples displayed on the Bunting and Master Magnets stand 1517 at the Ceramics UK show (10-11 July 2019, Telford, United Kingdom).   Iron Contamination…

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Export Success at VICTAM 2019

VICTAM 2019

The European grain and animal feed industries descended on the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany for the VICTAM 2019 international exhibition.  VICTAM International claims to be the world’s largest dedicated event for the animal feed processing industries and the exhibition is co-located with GRAPAS EMEA, which focuses on grain, flour and rice processing industries. “VICTAM gave us…

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Corned Beef Contaminated With Metal

Metal Contamination

A UK Food Standards Agency food alert reports that UK supermarket-chain EH Booths has recalled British-produced Corned Beef as it may contain metal pieces.  The agency states that ‘the presence of metal makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk’.  The recalled Corned Beef is the 3-slice 100g pack with a use-by date…

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Metal Contaminated Halva Recalled

Halva

The UK Food Standards Agency reported that Monolith (UK) recalled Halva due to the possibility of containing small pieces of metal.  Monolith (UK) is a cash and carry wholesaler based in Barking, UK.  The Halva product is produced by Ukraine-based Zolotoi Vek and imported for sale in the United Kingdom.  The recalled Halva product is…

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Metal Contamination Solutions at VICTAM 2019

In Line Magnets

Bunting Magnetics is exhibiting a range of metal contamination solutions on stand A029 at the VICTAM 2019 International exhibition (Cologne, Germany June 12 – 14).  The range of Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors both identify and capture problematic metal that is potentially dangerous to animals and also causes explosions. Metal contamination is a common problem…

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The Plastic Future

Plastic Waste

Over the last two years there has been an unprecedented backlash against single use plastics.  Despite the data and reports being readily available for decades, the general public’s awareness of the problems associated with plastic waste was ignited by Sir David Attenborough and the BBC’s Blue Planet television series.  Since then, public pressure has galvanized politicians…

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Metal Contaminated Oatly Oat Drink

Oat Milk

The UK Food Standards Agency has issued a food alert relating to Oatly UK’s Oatly Oat Drink Whole because of the potential presence of metal pieces.  The Agency states that ‘the presence of metal makes this product unsafe to drink and presents a safety risk’.  Otaly UK Limited has recalled the specific date coded 1…

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Magnets Remove Metal From Potassium Chloride

Pneumatic In Line Magnet

Two Pneumatic In Line Magnets Capture Tramp Metal A UK processor of Potassium Chloride is using two Pneumatic In Line Magnets (PIMS) to capture and remove small tramp ferrous metal.  The metal is removed early in the process, as the dry material is being pneumatically conveyed, to prevent damage to processing equipment including the crusher. …

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