Crusher designed in ease of use in confined site

With a maximum throughput of 120 tonnes per hour, depending on the material being processed, Portafill’s new 7000IC had been designed for ease of transport and use in confined sites.
China says it has largely shut down its rare earth industry for three months to address pollution problems. By invoking environmental concerns, China could potentially try to circumvent international trade rules that are supposed to prohibit export restrictions of vital materials.
According to  business manager Malachy Rafferty, it is the first of a new range that will extend the company’s existing ranges of screens and trommels. He went on: “I have been designing and manufacturing crushers and screens now for over 45 years but this is the first time I have introduced a compact crusher at Portafill. In the early days with Masterskreen, before the company was sold to Metso Minerals, I also designed a range of mobile crushers. Experience counts in this industry and I’d be confident that we can make a positive impact with our range of crushers.’
In July, the European Union said in a statement on rare earth policy that the organization supported efforts to protect the environment, but that discrimination against foreign buyers of rare earths was not allowed under World Trade Organization rules.
The 7000IC has been designed to meet the need for compact, cost-effective crushing. Its design allows for ease of transport without the need for permits and it can be shipped world-wide in a standard container. It can process materials such as concrete, brick, asphalt and stone.
China has been imposing tariffs and quotas on its rare earth exports for several years, curtailing global supplies and forcing prices to rise eightfold to fortyfold during that period for the various 17 rare earth elements.
It must have been with mixed emotions that the World Bank withdrew its US$ 1.2 billion loan from the badly needed US$ 2.9 billion Padma Bridge in Bangladesh, but it sends a strong message that corruption is being taken seriously. It has to be said that the World Bank has not always been as rigorous in fighting bribery as it could have been, although its stance has become much stronger in recent years. I hope it will take further, more proactive steps in the future.
Chinese officials here at the conference said the government was worried about polluted water, polluted air and radioactive residues from the rare earth industry, particularly among many small and private companies, some of which operate without the proper licenses. While rare earths themselves are not radioactive, they are always found in ore containing radioactive thorium and require careful handling and processing to avoid contaminating the environment.