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MAXAM to showcase underground blasting solutions at Indaba

MAXAM will be showcasing the latest blasting technologies on offer to its customers in Africa at Mining Indaba in Cape Town next week as it makes its third consecutive appearance at the event.

MAXAM has a workforce of more than 800 employees and projects in over 20 countries, and has the largest footprint in the Africa continent among the leading blasting solutions providers, it says.

“This position is cemented in its comprehensive range of technologies and local capabilities to support customers,” MAXAM said. “The company is also the leading supplier of packaged explosives and offers both watergel and emulsion bulk products, boosting a versatile portfolio to adapt to specific needs from its different customers.”

Brett Wheatcroft, Regional Director of MAXAM in Southern Africa, said Africa is one of the most important mining areas in the world and the company’s commitment to the continent is clear.

“We have been investing here for more than 40 years and the results couldn’t be better: we are a leading player within our segment of activity and have a growing customer base that more and more values our differential, high-value combination of technologies and technical support.”

MAXAM will take advantage of Mining Indaba to showcase its complete range of solutions for underground operations. Customers attending the event will have the chance to get to know more about one of its novel technologies, RIOFLEX, a highly energetic, robust and flexible density bulk product that, MAXAM says, achieves excellent performance in all types of rock. “This bulk watergel contributes to minimise the total cost of ownership due to the savings in the drilling and blasting application and the whole value chain of the mine as a result of a better fragmentation,” the company said.

RIOFLEX has been tested in more than 140 sites in 25 countries, becoming a benchmark for customers looking to improve the productivity of their mines, quarries and infrastructure projects, according to the company.

Fernando Beitia, Director of Bulk Products of MAXAM, will talk about the company’s emulsion and watergel technologies at a conference during the event.