International experts laud Nui Phao mine technology

October 17, 2022 | 11:08
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Nearly 200 industrial mineral experts and fluorspar business leaders gathered in Hanoi on October 11-14 for the Fluorine Forum to discuss the supply of fluorine, an important mineral in global high-tech industries.
International experts laud Nui Phao mine technology

The 2022 Fluorine Forum was organised by IMFORMED (Industrial Minerals Forum & Research Ltd.) in collaboration with Masan High-Tech Materials Corporation. This is the first time the forum has been held in Vietnam.

On the last day of the forum, delegates had a chance to tour the Nui Phao mine in Dai Tu district of the northern province of Thai Nguyen and see how the top-notch fluorspar production facility runs, including the open pit, ore concentrate processing plant, wastewater treatment area, and discharge points.

All the experts were impressed with how the mine operated, and Masan's company’s substantial investment in cutting-edge technology in ore processing and production of advanced high-tech materials.

Masan High-Tech Materials has been commended as a role model for responsible and sustainable mining practices in Vietnam. The delegation members were also impressed by their efforts to use water and energy efficiently in the mine operations.

Mike O'Driscoll, director of IMFORMED said, “The way Nui Phao mine is organised and run and the discipline and professionalism in the magnificence and grandeur of this site, shocked and amazed me today when I saw it with my own eyes for the first time.”

On October 12, Masan High-Tech Materials welcomed the Society of Mining Professors delegation to visit Nui Phao Mine as part of the 11th SOMP Regional Meeting. The mining professors from the United States, Germany, Australia, Japan, Indonesia and India showed a keen interest in the leading-edge manufacturing process supported by advanced mining and processing management software.

International experts laud Nui Phao mine technology

As one of the world's leading suppliers of acid-grade fluorspar which is used as a raw material for the production of hydrofluoric acid and aluminium fluoride, Masan High-Tech Materials focuses on and promotes continuous improvement initiatives in fluorspar production.

After a successful transformation from a mining business to a high-tech materials manufacturer, Masan High-Tech Materials is moving forward. It is focusing on research and development of highly applicable products to become a global consumer technology business.

Masan recently partnered with Nyobolt – a fast charging Lithium-ion battery solutions company based in the United Kingdom. Nyobolt expects to use Masan High-Tech Materials' high-tech tungsten material in the battery's anode coating, giving the battery a record high capacity. Thus, it is possible that through new products and innovations, Masan High-Tech Materials will come closer to consumers directly benefiting from the new materials technology.

In the near future, Masan will be more than just a supplier of strategic high-tech materials. The company will cooperate with the world's leading innovation enterprises to research and develop advanced materials technology solutions and use the materials they produce to create practical technology products that solve the needs of global consumers and key industries.

The International Fluorine Forum was first launched by IMFORMED in Mexico in 2017, encompassing a high-quality programme moderated by experts to examine and discuss fluorine mineral supply and demand from mine to market.

Subsequent fluorine forums were held in Madrid in 2018 and Prague in 2019, followed by two online formats in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic Throughout the years, the forum has developed into a major networking event in the global fluorine market.

IMFORMED was co-founded in 2015 by Iseme Clarke and Mike O'Driscoll to provide professional networking opportunities and market research expertise for the global non-metallic minerals industry.

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