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March 22, 2013

Outotec cooperates with Maschinenfabrik Köppern to expand its comminution products

Gerald Ondrey

Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has agreed with Maschinenfabrik Köppern GmbH & Co. KG (Hattingen, Germany; on cooperation in the manufacture and supply of Outotec branded comminution products as part of Outotec's process solutions. Köppern is a global leader in high-pressure grinding roll (HPGR) technology as well as a world leader for briquetting and compaction solutions. Köppern's HPGR will complement Outotec's comminution technologies and services and strengthen Outotec's market position. Outotec's comminution product range includes autogenous (AG) mills, semi-autogenous (SAG) mills, high intensity grinding (HIGmills), rod mills, ball mills and pebble mills.

HPGR technology is used in grinding iron, gold, copper and other hard rock ores. HPGR can also replace secondary crushing or primary grinding, which results in several benefits, such as lower energy consumption and high throughput in the mineral processing. Grinding is the most energy intensive phase in minerals and metals processing — even a small energy saving in the comminution phase will significantly increase the concentrator's profitability and sustainability.

"Partnership with Köppern will broaden our scope of delivery. We can offer our customers a wide range of sustainable comminution solutions and tailor the most energy efficient solution for each customer", says Jari Rosendal, president of Outotec's Non-ferrous Solutions business area. 

"As an independent and family-owned manufacturer and solution-supplier, we are proud to partner with Outotec on an exclusive basis to enhance our world-wide market potential for HPGR applications" says Christopher Schafer, managing director of Köppern.




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