Posts by Paul Fears

Metal Separation Attracts Visitors at RWM19

Visitors to RWM19 heard and then saw metal being separated on Bunting’s stand P1 as soon as they walked into the show. “Visitors to the RWM19 exhibition wanted to see equipment in action. The clattering noise of separating metal was enough to ignite their imagination and draw them to the stand,” explained Adrian Coleman, the…

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University of Birmingham Acquires Laboratory Eddy Current Separator

The University of Birmingham has purchased a laboratory-sized Eddy Current Separator and Drum Magnet modular system from Bunting-Redditch.  Students and professors undertaking research at the university will use the new Metal Separation Module to determine the recovery and recycling capabilities of a wide range of materials. The laboratory Metal Separation Module comprises of a Vibratory…

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Global Waste Challenge

The global waste problem has never been more acute.  There is a continued drive towards a throw-away society, encouraging consumers to purchase newly manufactured goods.  This creates unprecedented amounts of waste, much of which cannot be reused or recycled. The issue of waste is now a headline story across the planet.  Through television programmes and…

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Battery Recycling Focus at International Congress

The 24th International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR 2019) takes place in Lyon, France (September 18-20 2019).  With metal separation being a key stage in the battery recycling process, Bunting is attending and exhibiting at the congress (booth 12). ICBR is the international platform for presenting the latest developments and discussing the challenges faced by…

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Bunting Rebrands

On August 3rd, 2019, Bunting Magnetics Co. celebrated its 60th anniversary as a company.  Since being founded in 1959, Bunting Magnetics Co. has grown from a small company in Chicago, Illinois, to a growing global force with multiple locations around the world.  Bunting Magnetics Co. has acquired several different companies over the years, and in…

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Focus on Metal Recovery at RWM 2019

The focus on the Bunting stand at RWM 2019 (11 & 12 September, NEC, Birmingham, UK) is recovering and separating metals from secondary ‘waste’ materials.  Working production-sized metal separators separating metals are on display on stand P1, right by the entrance to the show. Recycling has never had a higher profile.  The ongoing backlash against single-use…

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Eddy Current Separator Health Check

A ‘Health Check’ is defined as ‘an examination to determine whether a person or animal is suffering from illness or injury’, but we also apply it to the Eddy Current Separator.  In many recycling operations, the Eddy Current Separator is a vital part of the process.  The aluminium and non-ferrous metals recovered on the Eddy…

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New XRF Enhances Mineral Testing Capabilities

X-ray fluorescence analysers

The purchase of a new X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser enhances the mineral testing capabilities of the Bunting Magnetics test laboratory based at the Master Magnets facility in Redditch, UK.  Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science, based in Abingdon, UK, supplied the X-MET8000 Expert XRF analyser and provided comprehensive training for the technical staff at Master Magnets. The…

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Ceramics UK 2019 Show Success

Ceramics UK 2019

The last UK-based ceramics focused exhibition was staged in Telford, UK over twenty years ago.  In July 2019, once again in Telford, the new Ceramics UK show once again thrust ceramics into the spotlight, providing the perfect showcase for the sector.  Ceramics UK was co-located in Telford, UK with The Advanced Materials Show. Over twenty…

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Getting Metal Out of Ceramic Sanitaryware

sanitaryware Blog

Sanitaryware is a commonly used term in the ceramics industry referring to sanitary appliances found in toilets and bathrooms.  Traditionally, WC bowls, cisterns, bidets, urinals and washbasins are made from porcelain (a ceramic material made from clay that might be described as ‘vitreous china’ when coated with enamel).  This might be referred to as ceramic,…

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