Larox wins major filter orders

Solid/liquid separation solutions provider Larox has received several major filter orders from chemical and mining companies in Germany, Turkey, Mexico and Australia. The orders amount to 12 filters, to be delivered during 2007-2008, with a total value of about €13.5 million.

Two large Larox PF automatic pressure filters will be delivered to Mexico for treating zinc and copper concentrates. These are repeat orders from two separate mining companies.

Boddington gold mine, a joint venture of Newmont and AngloGold Ashanti in Western Australia, has ordered a large size Larox PF filter for the dewatering of copper concentrate.

Three Larox DS automatic pressure filters with auxiliaries will be delivered to a chemical company in Germany. Also another chemical company in Germany has placed a repeat order for a Larox DS filter. The order from Turkey consists of five Scheibler E Series polishing filters for a chemical application. The filters will be installed in a new plant of a company which already has in operation several filters supplied by Larox.

Larox notes that the orders received ”indicate the continuing strong activity for filtration investments. They are driven especially by the high demand for metals, expected to continue strong and now also the increasing activity of the chemical process industry.”