Quality in every detail

Quality is the guiding principle in everything we do at LKAB Minerals and is monitored throughout all aspects of our operations. We work with Total Quality Management which is based on customer orientation and continuous improvement. We are ISO 9001 and 14001 certified.

Each LKAB Minerals manufacturing site has a comprehensive quality testing laboratory where we monitor the products daily.  Quality control tests performed include:

  • Density
  • Porosity
  • Specific gravity
  • Loss on Ignition
  • pH
  • Oil absorption
  • Particle size distribution
  • Moisture levels
  • Mineral composition
  • Bulk density analysis
  • Instrumental colour testing
  • Sieve analysis
  • Titration
  • Hegman Gauge
  • Conductivity Measurements
  • TGA analysis (thermal behaviour testing)
  • Total Viable Count Measurements
  • Aspect ratio determination

LKAB Minerals keep the laboratory equipment as modern as is possible having utilising up-to-date technology for particle shape and size analysers, specific surface area testing equipment, colour meters, XRD and XRF machines to identify mineral compposition, furnaces and ovens for temperature related tests.  

Quality policy

LKAB Minerals will exceed customers' present and future expectations by involving all employees in the process of continuous improvement. We will strive for zero defects in everything we do, and each employee is responsible for the quality of his or her own work.