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the price per tonne of production.
Instead of expanding or designing new plants Mineral Technologies was  nding ways to optimise or diversify plants to get more out of the original process.
“The real strength for us
is that our metallurgists
and engineers that work
in the laboratory have
started the process for “The technology aspect comes to the fore and the lifecycle and they are
that allows us to take our people from the lab phase and put them on site to  nd ways to get more out of the plants for the customer,” Roberts notes.
This strategy served the company well. As the market began to ride the upcycle the customers for whom Mineral Technologies saved signi cant money during the worst times are now remembering Mineral
the people who end up on site commissioning the plant and training the customers’ people in how to operate the plant.” Ken Roberts, general manager

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