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Contents Volume 38 Number 3 Editor


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quartz@circdata.com 21 A sticky solution


Instarmac chooses Boone mixer for demanding role


15 Packaging possibilities Greener packaging that does not compromise performance is now available from bpi.visqueen


Mixers & Blenders


16 The perfect blend The Batchmixer enables the operator to mix powders with different characteristics in a contained environment


33 Developing competence Mentor Training, looks at how training in the extractive industry has come on leaps and bounds


37 Managing dust gently Dust suppression for low- turbulence applications and fine particle control


Health & Safety inc Dust Control


29 Making use of dust SkipVac turns a dust problem into a solution for Gypsum Industries


Agricultural Industry


10 Cut operating costs Energy savings in drying technology for agricultural products


14 Belt up


PVC belts for agricultural applications


Sack Handling


23 Race to pack more feed Pacepacker Services takes the drama out of packing at Downton Abbey


27 Fair for all Weighing up fairer tea collections for Kenyan pickers


38 When space matters Hygienic milk powder packing in limited space


Sieves & Screens 40 Flour power


Modern screener in old water mill produces high quality flour


Hillhead Preview


44 The great outdoors Find out who will be there and what they are exhibiting in our bumper preview


Quarrying 62 Engine emissions


What the new regulations mean for you


Regulars


4 News 8 Cover story 43 SHAPA news


May 2012


TANK & HOPPER WEIGHING


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