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SUTTONS MOVES FORWARD Suttons Group, the international chemical logistics and supply chain specialist, has acquired Imperial Tankers, one of the largest bulk chemical transport companies in the UK from Hargreaves Services PLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Founded in 1989, Imperial Tankers has a road tanker fl eet of over 200 tractor units and 350 tanker semi-trailers and provides both fully managed logistics solutions and single ‘spot’ product movements to deliver a range of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals and other highly sensitive products. n


TEREX BOOSTS CRUSHING CAPACITY


Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) has launched the new MJ47 primary jaw crusher module, increasing the application capabilities and crushing capacity of its existing modular product range with their largest jaw module to date. The Terex MJ47 jaw crusher module is designed for large quarries or contractors that want a stationary type design without the complexity of a normal stick-built plant.


The MJ47 module features the robust, 36” x 48” (914mm x 1219mm) Terex Jaques ST47 jaw crusher. n


BPI REDUCES WASTE BY A THIRD


Polythene manufacturing company BPI Group has slashed its packaging waste by one third in the past six years, the company has revealed.


The 33.4% reduction since 2008


was measured as part of BPI’s on-going commitment to cutting the levels of waste generated by its manufacturing operations. BPI achieved the saving partly by minimising the amount of material used to package its own products – by the equivalent of 25,000 tonnes in the past three years on a like-for-like basis.


BPI has also reduced waste by down- gauging the packaging it converts for its customers. In 2013, BPI used and converted the least amount of packaging since the company’s records began by replacing single use packaging with reusable packaging. The Dumfries site redesigned the way it packages materials by increasing more fi nished products into the same amount of packaging; thus minimising waste. Also last year, two BPI sites achieved zero waste-to-landfi ll. n


6 September 2014 Solids and Bulk Handling AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY White Moss sees the attraction


White Moss Horticulture is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of quality compost and growing media. Its products, which are made completely from recycled green materials, are supplied to some of the largest high street and supermarket chains. The recycled wood that is used can often contain nails, screws and other ferrous contaminants that need to be removed. Firstly, the wood is shredded and then screened using a Trommel Screen, in order to separate the fi nes material from the oversize, which can then be reprocessed. As the fi nes material is conveyed away from the Trommel, an Overband Magnet is used to remove the ferrous particles into a skip. Master Magnets recently visited the company, which already had four existing Mastermag Overbands on its site and were looking to install its fi fth.


TEMPORARY BUILDINGS Smart storage solution


With 70 percent growth over the last three years and still more in prospect, bulk powder storage and packaging specialists, Resin Handling Services (RHS), found they had severe capacity problems. Help came from Smart Space, the temporary building experts, who completed a project to provide additional temporary building storage within two months from order, with the actual build time on site taking just four days. The new building provides a storage capacity of over 3600 cubic metres and has a footprint of 15 by 55 metres. Being of light weight construction meant minimal ground work was needed and the building was easily installed directly onto an


existing car park. This has been such a success for RHS that they have ordered a second temporary building. Though designed for temporary use, these buildings will provide years of service if needed. When decommissioned they are totally re-usable and will leave no signifi cant footprint once removed. Smart Space temporary buildings are modular in construction with aluminium frames and insulated wall panels. Roofs are translucent double skin PVC coated fabric with a variable air gap, adjusted by pressure sensors, to provide thermal protection – winter and summer. Though unheated, the insulated structures protect from the extremes


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of the winter and summer climate. Bulk storage of powdered resins is the mainstay of the RHS operation, but the company handle and process all kinds of bulk powders. Offering bag-to-silo and silo-to-bag storage and distribution services, the company has 22 bulk silos and sees 25 bulk tanker movements per day from its 10 acre site. “We trawled the Internet looking for a temporary building supplier. While we were initially drawn by competitive pricing, once the project got underway we were impressed by the willingness of the Smart Space staff to put in extra time to complete the building as quickly as possible for us,” noted RHS director Danny Heald. n


White Moss Horticulture’s site manager Andy comments: “Being able to remove all of the ferrous contamination from our compost is vital to our business. We supply compost to the retail sector and we must ensure that our products are free from contamination and safe for customer use. “We had no hesitation in choosing


Master Magnets for our latest installation as we have bought various sizes of magnets from them in the past for use on our production lines and Trommel screens and have never had any issues. Their guidance, service and expertise in this area are second to none and we have no hesitation in recommending them to others in our industry.” n


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