Key mineral: Magnetite
9 September 2020
Here at LKAB Minerals, we process and trade more than thirty different minerals that go into a wide range of applications. The role of industrial minerals in day-to-day life is not known to all of us, through a series of articles, we will highlight some of the key minerals present in essential products and services.
Bentonite; a key mineral for a variety of applications
4 August 2020
Here at LKAB Minerals, we process and trade a multitude of different minerals for a wide range of applications. The role of industrial minerals in day-to-day life is not common knowledge, so through a series of articles, we will highlight the key minerals utilised in essential applications.
Magnetite: perfect mineral for sustainable heat storage
15 July 2020
Magnetite has proven to be the ideal mineral for energy storage. In cooperation with the University of Barcelona and the international research institute CIC Energigune, LKAB Minerals researches how magnetite can be effectively used as thermal energy storage material. The first results from a Moroccan pilot plant with thermal energy storage (TES) tanks show that high efficiency of energy storage is possible. “Energy storage in magnetite is remarkably applicable in industries worldwide”, says Leon Hendriks, Business Development Manager Magnetite at LKAB.
Learning in lockdown
7 July 2020
“When all events and customer meetings were cancelled, digital events helped LKAB Minerals to continue to educate and update the industry”, explains Adele Redhead, Marketing & Communications Manager.
Production ramp-up in the Kiruna mine
30 June 2020
"Although we are mining less ore in total, for the time being, we have no restrictions to deliver contracted MagnaDense volumes," says Roger Johansson, Vice President Magnetite.
Managing hydrostatic pressure with heavy ballast
25 June 2020
You can solve the need to deal with pressure caused by hydrostatic uplift using heavy ballast. This is a proven concept for tunnels, underground railways and train stations, as well as underwater ramps and other constructions below groundwater level.
Myths about heavy ballast
24 June 2020
As high density ballast is not a commonly used solution, not everyone is experienced with this way of working. And we all know that the unknown might seem intimidating. However, we believe that with the right support, you will embrace this solution. In this article, we discuss the myths or challenges that surround dense ballast.