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A strategy for improved M1 margin/profitability in the mining industry
8 Dec 2016

A strategy for improved M1 margin/profitability in the mining industry

By Eric Tusseau, Engineer and Automation Specialist
Lower commodity prices, weaker demand, environmental regulations, lower ore grades, and higher running costs are some of the main challenges that the mining industry has to deal with every day.

Food quality – it starts in the soil
1 Jul 2016

Food quality – it starts in the soil

By Andrew Fussell, Product Manager XRF
Safe, high-quality food is something that many of us take for granted. Occasionally though, a scandal occurs that shocks the world. Whether it is plastic in chocolate, melamine in milk powder, lead in noodles or lead in water, the consequences can be devastating for the people and businesses involved.

Getting insight – 2015 webinars
16 Feb 2016

Getting insight – 2015 webinars

By Annemiek van der Kolk, Corporate Marketing & Communications
In last year’s program we welcomed large audiences for the webinars about our new product Zetium. The application-focused webinars on mining and thin films were very popular too and got a place in the top 3.

About the challenges of crude oil analysis
20 Jan 2016

About the challenges of crude oil analysis

By Taco van der Maten, Segment Marketing Manager XRF
Crude oil is the starting material for a large number of consumer products our modern world is depending on. For 2016, the IEA Oil Market Report forecasts a worldwide average demand per day of about 96 million barrels each day regardless of the oil price.