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Outotec gets marketing rights for Ausmelt TSL zinc fuming technology  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has received the global marketing rights for the Ausmelt Top Submerged Lance (TSL) technology for the fuming of zinc bearing residues from Korea Zinc Co. Prior to the Outotec acquisition of Ausmelt Ltd. in 2010, Ausmelt had granted exclusive marketing rights of its TSL zinc fuming technology to Korea Zinc Co. Outotec and Korea Zinc have now agreed to terminate the marketing agreement to enable each company to develop their respective businesses in a mutually beneficial way. Outotec and Korea Zinc will continue to work together in good cooperation to provide the best value and expertise to the customers worldwide by combining the design, engineering and implementation experience gained in the reference plants. Zinc residues are a byproduct from the purification and refining of zinc. They have traditionally been stockpiled because there was no means to further extract various metals contained therein. The Ausmelt TSL zinc fuming technology is able to maximize the recovery of valuable metals from zinc residues and produce an environmentally friendly slag product that is clean and safe as a substitute for aggregates and various construction materials. "By combining Ausmelt TSL zinc fuming…
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