Rock Products

JUN 2018

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24 • ROCK products • June 2018 now extracts and cleans that sand which is marketed as hot mix or mason sand. This means we can now produce a sale- able product out of what used to be waste." Aside from production levels, Oldcastle Materials also needed to maximize the life span of its settling ponds. With the substantial reduction in fines lost to ponds, maintenance and downtime have drastically decreased, and so have asso- ciated costs. The company is now operating to optimal capacity with increased production and product quality, and benefits from a reduction in costs and an extended lifetime of its settling ponds. John Condon, head of business development for Sand and Aggregates, CDE, said, "At CDE we put all our passion and expertise in developing equipment that is tailor-made for each client to the highest quality standards. Return on invest- ment is fast thanks to reduced requirements for parts, highly efficient water management as well as longer and more reli- able running time. "The CDE product ranges are specifically designed to require minimum attention, minimum civils and a minimum number of operators thanks to its one-touch technology, so that it can be left to simply produce clean sand and aggregates at the required rates." Information for this article courtesy of CDE. Working With CDE • CDE provides washing equipment for quarries, mines and recycling operations on the global market. • The CDE equipment range has applications across a wide range of materials and is delivering significant efficiencies in the construction and recycling, mining, specialist industrial sands and environmental sectors. • Working across five sectors and eight regions CDE has been co-creating with customers for more than 25 years to deliver collaborative, imaginative and unique process- ing systems. • The CDE Global Design Headquarters is located in Northern Ireland and the company also has bases in Kol- kata, India, to serve the Asian market; São Paulo, Brazil, to serve the Latin American market; Ormeau, Australia, to serve the Australasian market; Dubai, UAE, to serve the MENA market; and North Carolina and Texas, to serve the North American market. CDE also has a team based in sub-Saharan Africa. • CDE has recently open its new North American "Center of Excellence" just south of Fort Worth, Texas. As well a new warehousing facility in Texas to service its North American operations. Sand Processing

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