Metso is introducing to its mill lining portfolio an innovative rubber, SkegaTM Life, with up to 25% longer wear life compared to the current premium rubber, Skega Classic.
The new rubber type is developed in Metso’s own laboratory and validated by field studies. Skega Life is a part of Metso’s Planet Positive offering, enabling increased sustainability and safety, optimised throughput, and increased uptime due to improved wear resistance and lower maintenance.
“We are excited to introduce Skega Life rubber to our mill liner portfolio. The new rubber is specially developed to have a very good wear resistance in grinding mills processing high abrasive ores. It can be used anywhere a customer has a rubber application, but it is most beneficial in ball mills larger than 14 ft, AG, and SAG mills of 18 ft or smaller,” said Fredrik Johansson, Global Product Manager, Rubber and Poly-Met mill linings, Metso.
“Mill liners play a crucial role in the mining process and Metso’s liners are always designed by our experts to meet the customers' production targets and the mill conditions, enhancing overall process reliability. Field studies and tests have shown that our new rubber compound can have up to 25% longer wear life. The longer wear life reduces CO2 emissions and less liner material will end up in the tailings,” added Lars Furtenbach, Director, Research & Technology Development, Metso.
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/mining/27112023/metso-launches-sustainable-mill-lining-rubber/
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