Intellection has consolidated its presence in the Indian mining market, with the purchase of a QEMSCAN® automated mineralogy system by the Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT).
The second QEMSCAN® in India, it will be used for a range of research and development projects in the mining and mineralogy sector.
Formerly known as the Regional Research Laboratory, IMMT is located in Bhubaneswar, in Eastern India, and is a highly regarded research and development organisation under the auspices of the Indian Government’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Intellection CEO Calvin Treacy said, "India represents an exciting opportunity for Intellection. The current mining boom due to increased private and foreign investment takes in many minerals for which we have existing QEMSCAN® applications and proven expertise.
"IMMT is a premier research institution, and we look forward to working with them and being part of their innovative program."
IMMT Director Professor B.K. Mishra said, "IMMT is going to use QEMSCAN® support to add value to several ongoing R&D projects. Acquisition of the QEMSCAN® is also going to give a new impetus to IMMT’s future mineral research programs, including exploration and beneficiation of platinum group elements in India."
Intellection will provide full QEMSCAN® installation, servicing and support as part of a total solution package, in conjunction with its local distributor, EM Technology. The installation is expected to take place in late August this year.
Intellection installed the first QEMSCAN® in India for Tata Steel in late 2006. It is located in Tata Steel’s home town of Jamshedpur, and is used for research and development by the Ferro Alloys and New Business Research Group.
Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, with offices in the UK, US and Chile, Intellection provides integrated solutions and services for the automated, quantitative analysis of minerals, rocks, metals and other inorganic compounds based on the company’s QEMSCAN® technology.
QEMSCAN® solutions and services significantly improve productivity, accuracy and the quality of key information resulting from the automated analysis of geological and process samples fundamental to decision making by companies, interest groups and government bodies involved in the mining, utilities, and oil and gas industries.
The Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT) was setup as a premier establishment of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi in 1964 in the State of Orissa, in eastern India. The laboratory specializes in providing R&D support for process and product development with special emphasis on conservation and sustainable utilization of natural resources. Over the years, IMMT has developed S&T capabilities in a wide range of areas from mineralogy to materials engineering.
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