Rammer

Rammer releases biodegradable grease

Rammer has launched BIO Tool Grease – a biodegradable grease for hydraulic rockbreakers – as part of its aim to help support more sustainable rockbreaking operations.
Hanson

Hanson unhappy with rehabilitation refusal

Hanson Construction has had a work variation plan refused by the Victorian Earth Resources Regulator for the rehabilitation of the former Harkaway quarry.
Rammer

Rammer releases biodegradable grease

Rammer has launched BIO Tool Grease – a biodegradable grease for hydraulic rockbreakers – as part of its aim to help support more sustainable rockbreaking operations.

Komatsu recycled plastics continue sustainable practices

Komatsu has introduced a sustainable packaging initiative to ensure the plastic bottles for its oil wear analysis (KOWA) samples contribute as little as possible to landfill.
plastic

Holcim’s ocean plastic recovery strengthens circular economy

Holcim has enabled a plastic recovering, solar-powered catamaran to set sail in Germany with the ability to recover four tonnes of plastic per day for use in new products and alternative energy.
drill rig chain

Maintaining drill rig chains professionally

Drill rig chains work in some of the most challenging environments. High loads, abrasive conditions and exposure to dirt and dust mean these chains have a shorter service life than most other roller chains.
weighing

In search of a portable vehicle weighing system

Weighbridges are a big investment, time-consuming to construct, and difficult, if not impossible, to transport elsewhere. To conquer this, National Weighing & Instruments has developed the SPT-28.
basalt

Basalt boosts carbon capture and soil fertility

A multinational research team has discussed the use of finely ground silicate rock, such as basalt, in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Surfactants testing offers encouraging outcomes

An Australian business with experience across the extractive industries has devised a dust reduction solution using the best equipment and testing techniques in modern science.

Wash recycling – at the most optimum

A sand washing plant, predominantly designed by an OEM for sand processing applications, has been successfully installed in a recycled aggregates operation.

Opportunities for C&D materials to support growth of global cities

Resource recovery and utilising alternative construction materials to support urban growth came under the spotlight as part of a recent Engineering Insights virtual event hosted by wet processing industry experts CDE.
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Weir

Weir works wonders with tough slurry pump

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Holcim, Striatus

Holcim 3D printing technology helps make history

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Boral road safety

Boral values road safety in young Australians

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Telestack Aggstack

Global Quarry Life Award opens for submissions

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Products

Tricon supplies demand with adaptable trommel

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The M518R trommel, manufactured by MDS International, is becoming a regular fixture of the recycling aggregates market, particularly as Australian industry embraces opportunities to develop substitutes for conventional quarry products. 

Pinnacle Hire reduce water supply cost by thinking outside the hose

Pinnacle Hire
Pinnacle Hire were recently engaged to inspect a pump application for water supply and found the client was suffering from inefficient hose applications. 

Murdoch University gives coal waste a concrete use

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Scientists and students from Murdoch University in Western Australia have developed an environmentally friendly concrete alternative using coal dust from power station floors.

Latest Reviews

Elphinstone

Industry doyen warns of post-COVID challenges

After more than 50 years of involvement with an OEM and supplier to the mining and aggregates industries in Australia, Dale Elphinstone is no stranger to the twists and turns of fickle economic conditions – but he remains ever the optimist.
basalt

Basalt boosts carbon capture and soil fertility

A multinational research team has discussed the use of finely ground silicate rock, such as basalt, in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Opportunities for C&D materials to support growth of global cities

Resource recovery and utilising alternative construction materials to support urban growth came under the spotlight as part of a recent Engineering Insights virtual event hosted by wet processing industry experts CDE.

Master Plan edges old Hornsby Quarry closer to new life

Hornsby Shire Council has formally established a Master Plan for the $130 million Hornsby Park project, north of Sydney, after a period of extensive community consultation.

Education

conference

IQA2021: Re-Think, Re-Source, Re-Engage

  The premier conference for the extractive and associated industries, the 62nd Institute of Quarrying Australia National Conference – to …
IQA award winner, Steve Butcher

No obvious secret to success for IQA award winner

People person first, quarry manager second is how Steve Butcher sees himself. Even after winning the IQA’s Quarry Manager of the Year Award, Hanson’s Bass Point head of operations says there’s never a dull moment on the job when working with a diverse range of people and tasks. 

Fine aggregates put to the test: A proficiency program

More than 25 laboratories affiliated with quarrying operations have recently participated in the first round of a fine aggregates proficiency testing program to assess the strengths and purities of construction materials.
Careers Expo

Careers Expo constructs the pathway for Sydney students

Boral has hosted a Careers Expo for students in Sydney with multinational contractor John Holland, revealing pathways to employment in the construction sector and what students might find once they get there.

Glass-like grains can constantly creep, research says

A study has found sand and soil in downhill formations can ‘creep’, despite a lack of disturbance, with an almost liquid-like nature.

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