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Bentonite; a key mineral for a variety of applications

4 augusti 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.
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Magnetite: perfect mineral for sustainable heat storage

15 juli 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.
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Video och Webinar: produktion av MagnaDense® strålskyddsbetong för ESS

13 juli 2020
Peter från SKANSKA samt David och Peter från Sydsten delar med sig av sina erfarenheter från att producera tung betong för ESS.
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Learning in lockdown

7 juli 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.
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Production ramp-up in the Kiruna mine

30 juni 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.
Old Elbe Tunnel - St.Pauli Elbe Tunnel

Managing hydrostatic pressure with heavy ballast

25 juni 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.
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Myths about heavy ballast

24 juni 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.

From below ground to below water

23 juni 2020
MagnaDense is the most used high density aggregate in the world for Concrete Weight Coating applied to offshore pipelines.
Floating track slab concrete london underground tunnel

Reducing sound and vibration with high density concrete

10 juni 2020
In 2017, a high density Floating Track Slab (FTS) was installed as part of the Crossrail C610 project, designed to reduce the impact of noise and vibration caused by trains.