Minerali Industriali: feldspar and silica sand production for the glass market in Central and South America

2014-02-20 | Company news

In this article, Minerali Industriali presents its Central and South American branches and production units of feldspar and silica sand used in the glass industry. With activities ranging from extraction, treatment and commercialization of raw materials, right up to the design, construction and start up of turnkey mining plants and equipment, this Group continues to strengthen its presence around the world for quality, availability and control of its product range.

Feldspar mine
Minerali Industriali is an independent mid-size Italian company established by the merger of two historical Italian Groups: Maffei, founded in the early 1900s, and Gruppo Minerali founded in the 1970s.
Minerali Industriali is focused on two main business sectors: extraction, treatment and commercialization of raw materials for the ceramic, glass, painting and sanitary ware industries; and the design, construction and start up of turnkey mining plants and equipment.
Minerali Industriali’s presence in the world counts 14 production units in Italy, 4 in Europe, 4 in North Africa and 5 in Central and South America. The Group’s main activities are ISO 9001:2008 certified, while the operations of the Italian unit of Maffei Sarda Silicati of Orani-Ottana have obtained excellence certification regarding quality, the environment and safety.
The Group has 250 employees in Italy and 300 abroad, and, in 2013, sold 3 million tons of raw materials.
Minerali Industriali has strengthened its market presence thanks to the constant quality of its products, based on the huge availability of raw materials and on the continuous control of these materials and processing stages. The Central Laboratory in Cacciano (Biella), Italy, is equipped with sophisticated tools for product analysis, and establishes control procedures and coordinates the activities of the laboratories in each production unit. A section of the Central Laboratory is dedicated to the study of new technologies for the treatment of ...


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