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Maccaferri showcases advanced mining solutions at the 2016 Expomin Congress


The multifunctional portfolio caters to underground and open-air mining operations.

Expomin—the largest mining event in Latin America, showcasing innovative technologies and solutions for the mining industry—will be taking place this year (2016) in Santiago (Chile) from the 25th-29th of April. Expomin is considered the second largest expo in world mining. Each year more than 1100 suppliers and 50,000 professional visitors come together to exchange solutions and establish an extensive network of technical and commercial contact.

Maccaferri will take part in this years Expomin, and plans to showcase solutions that add security, optimize production within mines, recreate natural conditions, without losing sight of the cost savings and construction efficiency. The portfolio of Maccaferri is present in several mining companies around the world such as the (1) Mina Jericho Diamond company in Canada, (2) Coal Industry Desert River in Brazil and (3) Mina Powerful and Chungar in Peru.

In underground mines, Maccaferri’s line of solutions contributes to the strengthening and supporting galleries and tunnels, as well as providing access floors. Paulo Ferretti, an engineer at Maccaferri, explains that in open pit mining, Maccaferri’s solutions serve to help stabilize, protect and recover slopes and cuttings.

During the Expomin Congress, Maccaferri Italia will have a booth in hall 2B, number 317.   Maccaferri will be presenting the following products (1) Box Gabions, (2) Reno Mattresses, (3) Geosynthetics MacDrain, (4) Geosynthetics MacTex, and (5) MacRo systems.

Maccaferri’s gabions are box units engineered from high tensile strength, low strain steel wire mesh. They are used in structures subjected to high loads such as walls, dams, and channels.

Maccaferri’s Reno mattresses, when filled with rocks, from flexible, free-draining units used to armour channels, soil dams and dissipater step-weirs from erosion by hydraulic forces.

The full-line of MacDrain drainage geocomposites provides lab-tested long-term drainage performance for critical structures within mines. Wether draining soils, heap-leach pads, containment ponds or structures, there is a MacDrain solution.

The MacTex range of non-woven needle punched geotextiles are made from polypropylene or polyester yarns, randomly distributed and interrelated. Its main applications include filtration, separation and protection for a wide range of engineering works.

MacRo systems are high strength mesh-based systems for preventing rock falls and reduce the risk of debris flows within mine and infrastructure works. Effective and straightforward to install, these systems reduce risk, provide reassurance and prevent downtime caused by rockfalls onto critical infrastructure.

For more information and about Maccaferri activities at the 2106 Expomin please contact us.

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