Grinding Solutions has considerable knowledge and expertise in the industrial minerals sector and over 30 years of experience working within the industry on a global scale, particularly sectors associated with clays, calcium carbonates and barytes. The laboratory offers the following industrial minerals services and testing programmes:
We can perform calcination at levels ranging from a few grams in a muffle furnace, to a 10’s of kg in a static kiln, up to pilot scale in an indirect heating rotary kiln.
Bleach tests can be performed at laboratory and small pilot scale in controlled batch process.
Product Specific Testing
We can produce a range of products depending upon the final product application and have these tested to prove acceptability and validity of the process route.
Laboratory attrition scrubbing can be performed and energy requirements monitored at both laboratory and pilot scale.
Low Contamination Milling
Low contamination milling can be performed at laboratory scale in either batch or continuous mills with ceramic or polyurethane lined mills.
Brightness testing can be performed in house for indicative purposes them verified by an accredited laboratory.
- Iron / contaminant removal; bleaching, selective flocculation / precipitation, magnetting
- Paper and plastics filler / coating testing
- Extruding / paste working
- Rheology testing
- Dispersant demand / chemical reagent testing
- Settlement, filtration / drying testing, including spray drying.
- Particle Size analysis
The laboratory services are able to offer valuable support to the company’s consultancy services. Please click here for a more detailed review of the consultancy services we offer. Bespoke testing programmes can be designed to best suit the requirements of our clients for either optimisation, plant design or product development. Please contact us for further information or for a quote.