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Glass sand washing demo event

CDE glass sand washing demo event

CDE Global to host three days of live demonstrations at Earth Commodities’ new Bundaberg facility

CDE Global are to host a three-day demonstration event at Earth Commodities’ new turnkey glass sand washing plant in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, from 21–23 July 2015.

Terry Ashby, CDE’s regional director for Australia, said: ‘This is the second demonstration event we have hosted in Australia following a similar event at Tooperang Quarry, Adelaide, in December 2013, where we have also installed a glass sand washing plant.


‘The first plant supplies glass sands to the Owens Illinois (O-I) wine bottle production facility in Adelaide and it was the success of this project that provided the basis for us being awarded the contract with Earth Commodities in Bundaberg.’

Commenting on the latest installation, Darren Wardle of Earth Commodities said: ‘To date we have been very pleased with the introduction of the new CDE plant, and with the professional manner in which CDE personnel have delivered this project overall.

‘The plant itself is now producing seven products in one pass at an in-feed rate of around 130 tonnes/h, which is exactly what we set out to achieve, and all products delivered through the plant are meeting the required specification targets.

‘The real upshot for our business, however, is efficiency; we are currently utilizing the same number of employees to run the new CDE plant as we were previously using to run the old plant at 25 tonnes/h with just three product splits. On the whole, we are very excited about our future with this new plant.’

CDE will be represented at the event in Bundaberg by Terry Ashby (regional director, CDE Australia), Paul Stevens (business development manager, CDE Australia), Enda Ivanoff (sales director, CDE Global), Chris McKeown (technical department manager, CDE Global), Brian McCullough (head of business performance, CDE Global) and Kevin Vallelly (product development manager, CDE Global).

‘This event provides an opportunity for anyone considering a new washing plant to come and see how our focus on modularity offers a series of benefits for our customers,’ said Paul Stevens. ‘Our modular equipment range reduces the space required on site, minimizes the civils requirement, reduces installation and commissioning time, and ensures quick, easy and safe access for maintenance.’

The demonstration event at Earth Commodities later this month follows similar events in Germany and Brazil, and CDE say additional events are planned for Norway, France and the UK in the coming months. For details of the full event schedule, visit:


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